MIA: History: Soviet History: Great Patriotic War

Death to the Fascist Hordes!

The Soviet Partisan Movement

We Are Guerillas (pdf *)  (1942 approx.)
An account of the work of Soviet Partisans behind Nazi lines

Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya  [off-site]
Archive of writings, information and images related to the celebrated partisan heroine of the Great Patriotic War




The Resistance in Other Countries


"Liberation France is Linked Victory Soviet Union"  Maurice Thorez  (June 25, 1941)

Paris Has Liberated Itself   Maurice Thorez  (Broadcast over Radio Moscow, August 24, 1944)

Long Live the Unity of the French Nation   Maurice Thorez  (Broadcast over Radio Moscow, August 31, 1944)

Interview   Maurice Thorez  (L’Humanité, February 3, 1945)




Open Letter of the General Secretary of the KKE   Nikos Zachariadis (October 31, 1940)
The KKE had been banned in 1936 by the Metaxas regime. As such, much of the KKE leadership had been imprisoned by the onset of Italian aggression toward Greece. Zachariadis wrote this letter from jail, uring unity with the Metaxas government in efforts of defeating the common enemy of the Greek people.

Greek Civil War Subject Section




Oath Taken by Fighting Men of Partisan Detachments (1941)


Terror by the Fascist Bandits   Josip Broz Tito  (September 8, 1941)

The Tasks Before the People's Liberation Partisan Detachments   Josip Broz Tito  (August 1942)

The First and Foremost Task is the Struggle Against the Invaders   Josip Broz Tito  (December 1941)

From a Letter to the Provincial Committee for Macedonia   Josip Broz Tito  (1944)

Tito and his People   Howard Fast  (January 16, 1943)

“Our Optimism and Faith”   Josip Broz Tito  (February 4, 1945)

Instructions to General HQ for Macedonia   Josip Broz Tito  (September 13, 1945)

Survey of the People's Liberation War   Colonel Fabijan Trgo (published 1966)

Maps of Yugoslavia from the Partisan Resistance era

Dismemberment of Yugoslavia by Germany, Italy and their allies in April 1941  562 K

Liberated and semi-liberated territory at the end of 1942  438 K

Liberated territory in Yugoslavia and grouping of forces of the People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia and of the invaders towards the end of September 1944  1 MB




* Selected documents provided courtesy of Direct Democracy (Communist) Party, Socialist Truth in Cyprus, and Socialist Party of Cyprus.