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Commander Paul Bader
Commander Ernst Von Leyser
Commander Hartwig von Ludwiger

The XXI Mountain Corps was a German military formation in World War II.

In period 1943—44 commander of this Corps was Paul Bader.[1] In period between 1 August 1944 and 29 April 1945 the commander of this Corps was Ernst Von Leyser.[2] Leyser was succeeded by the last commander of this Corps, Gdl Hartwig von Ludwiger, who was put on the trial after WWII and hanged in 1947.[3]

At the beginning of November 1944 the XXI Mountain Corps retreated from Albania to Podgorica in Montenegro.[4] In mid-November they tried to break through Danilovgrad and Nikšić toward Sarajevo, but Yugoslav communist forces who were supported by two British artillery batteries stopped them after ten days fighting.[4] At the end of November 1944 they had to retreat through a much longer route, via Kolašin, Prijepolje and Višegrad.[4]



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