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The Life Of Josip Broz Tito


Tito's rise from Communist Party chairman to Yugoslav prime minister and president effectively amounted to an unchallenged reign of more than four decades.
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Tito's rise from Communist Party chairman to Yugoslav prime minister and president effectively amounted to an unchallenged reign of more than four decades.

Tito was born in this house in Kumrovec, in northern Croatia, in May 1892.
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Tito was born in this house in Kumrovec, in northern Croatia, in May 1892.

The oldest known photo of Tito, taken in Kamnik, Slovenia, in 1911
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The oldest known photo of Tito, taken in Kamnik, Slovenia, in 1911

Tito was wounded during the Battle of the Sutjeska, in southeastern Bosnia, in May-June 1943. Tito led the Yugoslav Partisans guerrilla movement against the Nazi occupation.
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Tito was wounded during the Battle of the Sutjeska, in southeastern Bosnia, in May-June 1943. Tito led the Yugoslav Partisans guerrilla movement against the Nazi occupation.

Tito signs the declaration establishing the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on March 7, 1945.
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Tito signs the declaration establishing the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on March 7, 1945.

Tito (left) with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden in London in 1953. Tito was the first communist leader to set foot on British soil.
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Tito (left) with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden in London in 1953. Tito was the first communist leader to set foot on British soil.

Tito (left) and U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles toast to world peace on November 7, 1955, at Vanga Island in the Adriatic Sea after announcing their agreement on the need for the states of Eastern Europe to regain their independence.
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Tito (left) and U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles toast to world peace on November 7, 1955, at Vanga Island in the Adriatic Sea after announcing their agreement on the need for the states of Eastern Europe to regain their independence.

Tito (left) and Nikita Khrushchev on a visit to Dubrovnik on January 1, 1963
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Tito (left) and Nikita Khrushchev on a visit to Dubrovnik on January 1, 1963

Tito in a portrait taken in April 1967
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Tito in a portrait taken in April 1967

Tito and his wife, Jovanka Broz, in an undated photograph. They were married from 1952 until his death in 1980.
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Tito and his wife, Jovanka Broz, in an undated photograph. They were married from 1952 until his death in 1980.

Tito (left) and his wife (right) and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev on a visit to Russia's Zalesye region on April 1, 1973.
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Tito (left) and his wife (right) and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev on a visit to Russia's Zalesye region on April 1, 1973.

Tito's funeral at the Yugoslav parliament in Belgrade on May 8, 1980
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Tito's funeral at the Yugoslav parliament in Belgrade on May 8, 1980

Tito's tomb in Belgrade's House of Flowers
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Tito's tomb in Belgrade's House of Flowers

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