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Carinthian Freikorps repulsed two attacks commanded by major Lavric, whose force consisted of Slovenian troops of Imperial army. Their success was reversed when Serbian troops led by marshal Stepa Stepanovic overwhelmed them in 1919. Carinthia was under occupation till the population voted to rejoin Austria in plebiscite.Bratwurst Boy wrote:In fiction, I have come across fleeting reference to a "shadowy little war in Carinthia", fought just after World War One, as the new Yugoslavia sought to add Carinthia to its territory, and the Carinthians weren't having this.
Yes, Freikorps was the force resisting Slovenian incursion. As for their uniforms, they were obviously Austro-Hungarian ones. Freikorps was drawn out of remains of Austrian army and it's doubtful that Carinthian authority, in such a crisis, had time to issue new uniforms.I have also seen brief reference to a Carinthian Freikorps, but no Freikorps book I have seen gives much detail on them. Could they have been the ones who resisted the Yugoslavs in this supposed war?
Would their uniforms have been based upon Austro-Hungarian styles?
Any information on this obscure conflict would be welcome.