Adriatic campaign of World War II

The Adriatic campaign of World War II was a minor naval campaign fought during World War II between the Greek, Yugoslavian and Italian navies, the Kriegsmarine, and the Mediterranean squadrons of the United Kingdom, France, and the Yugoslav Partisan naval forces. Considered a somewhat insignificant part of the naval warfare in World War II, it nonetheless saw interesting developments, given the specificity of the Dalmatian coastline.

Adriatic campaign
Part of Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre of the Second World War

Adriatic Sea in 1941, during the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia
Date7 April 1939 – 15 May 1945
Location
Result Allied victory
Belligerents

Allies:
 United Kingdom

 Yugoslavia (in 1941)
Yugoslav Partisans (from 1941)
 Greece
 Free France
Albanian partisans
 Italy
(from 8 September 1943)
 Australia
 New Zealand
 South Africa
Poland
 Canada
Axis:
 Italy (until 8 September 1943)
 Germany
 Salò Republic (from September 1943)
 Independent State of Croatia
Slovene collaborationists
Albania
(until 1944)
Commanders and leaders