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On this day of 1941.

Mihailovic's Chetniks under the command of Captain Jovan Deroko ( 29 ! ) liberated the city of Cacak from the German occupation.



In accordance with the agreement Mihailovic-Tito, the city of Cacak had two commands: Chetniks and Partisans.

Despite this agreement, the tensions between the Chetniks and the Communists grew every day, although the rebels went from Cacak to the siege of Kraljevo, near which a military airport was located.



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On this day in 1944.

The Soviet Army, with the help of communist partisans, ended the Nazi occupation of Belgrade.
However, according to Generalisimus Stalin's order, this Red Army operation was carried out to install in Belgrade
the unlimited rule of Marshal Josip Broz, better known as "Tito" and his Communist Party of Yugoslavia.

Another enemy of the Germans, General D. Mihailovic moved to Bosnia with his headquarters and US military mission earlier to avoid capture by RA.



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October 1941  Kragujevac ,Serbia













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Austrian Church Bans Mass at Bleiburg Commemoration

Anja Vladisavljevic
Zagreb
BIRN
March 8, 2019

An Austrian diocese banned a Catholic mass near the town of Bleiburg during annual commemorations of the killing of Croatian Nazi collaboration troops and civilians captured at the end of WWII, saying the event is being used for nationalist purposes.




An event commemorating the 70-year anniversary of the massacre in Bleiburg, May 2015. Photo: EPA/OSKAR HOEHER.

The Catholic Church in Carinthia in Austria on Friday rejected a request from the Croatian Bishops’ Conference to hold an annual mass at Loibacher field near Bleiburg in May because it said the event is being used to promote nationalist ideas.

“The mass in the field near Bleiburg has become part of a manifestation that is politically instrumentalised and is part of a political-nationalistic ritual that serves a selective experience and interpretation of history,” said a letter signed by Engelbert Guggenberger, interim administrator of the Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt, explaining the decision.

The letter also said that the event undermines the Catholic Church’s reputation.

Symbols of the WWII fascist Ustasa movement have often been seen at the annual Croatian right-wing gathering in Bleiburg, which commemorates the tens of thousands of Nazi-allied Croatian troops and civilians killed by Yugoslav Partisans in 1945.

At the Bleiburg commemoration in 2018, Austrian police arrested seven people and filed nine complaints about violations of the country’s law against praising fascism.

“As every year, the Croatian bishops’ conference has to ask for permission to hold worship at Bleiburg. Unlike the previous years the current interim bishop Guggenberger… did not allow the worship to happen,” Austrian anti-nationalist organisation AK Pliberk/Bleiburg told BIRN.

“He argues that the last year’s terms [for holding a mass at the event], such as no nationalistic propaganda, formulated by the diocese of Carinthia, were not met by the organisers of the gathering in Bleiburg last year and that the gathering harms the reputation of the diocese,” AK Pliberk/Bleiburg added.

In May 2016, the Croatian parliament decided to reintroduce state sponsorship of the Bleiburg event after it was withdrawn in 2012 due to concerns that it served to rehabilitate the ideology of the Ustasa regime.  >:(

Earlier this year, Austrian Interior Ministry banned the display of two Croatian Ustasa movement symbols – the letter ‘U’ with a grenade, and the checkerboard coat of arms of the Nazi-backed WWII-era Independent State of Croatia.   :)

The ban came into force on March 1, and the fines for violating it will be up to 4,000 euros, or 10,000 euros for repeat offenders, Austrian media have reported.
The list of banned symbols also includes those of Hamas, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves organisation. It expands an existing ban on the use of al-Qaida and ISIS symbols.

https://balkaninsight.com/2019/03/08/austrian-church-bans-mass-at-bleiburg-commemoration/



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On the present day 1946 (the then Tito's Yugoslavia),
The Communist Secret Police (OZNa) was coated in Chetnik uniforms and captured Chetnik commander General Draza Mihailovic ( former Minister of Army...in Yugoslav Exile Government ) with the help of a prominent Chetnik officer (read: treason).
The Communists killed his loyal soldiers in their place. Nor "Serbian Judah" did not survive that night.



Yugoslav Tyrant Marshal Tito, having learned of a successful action, left the country and left his deputy, A. Rankovic, to publicly announce the news. So it seemed that the Serbs caught Gen. Mihailovic and not Croat Josip Broz "Tito".

After the Show Trial (organized by communist tyrant Tito), the Military "court" is Gen. Dragoljub Mihailovic sentenced to death.
OZNа shot him at an unknown location.



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4/20 1941. German soldiers gave birthday present from Sarajevo to their Furher Adolf Hitler: commemorative plaque for heroism Gavrilo Princip in 1914.



Unfortunately, Hitler's birthday in the small town of Pancevo near Belgrade, Serbs and Jews was paid in blood in the following days.
To be continued...



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wow

That is an amazing photo.
I had no idea.



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4/20 1941. German soldiers gave birthday present from Sarajevo to their Furher Adolf Hitler: commemorative plaque for heroism Gavrilo Princip in 1914.



Unfortunately, Hitler's birthday in the small town of Pancevo near Belgrade, Serbs and Jews was paid in blood in the following days.
To be continued...



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April 22, 1941, at the Orthodox cemetery in Pancevo, Serbia

On that day, the soldiers of the German Wermacht and Germans from Pancevo killed 36 Serbs in retaliation for the death of a German occupying soldier. Along with the cemetery wall, 18 civilians were shot and 18 were hanged inside a cemetery.












Many other details of the horrific crime in Pancevo for decades were investigated by Srdjan Bozovic, a historian from the Pancevo Museum.
"There is no evidence of the murder of German officers and" local Krauts ", nor could there be any "Chetnik" in Pancevo at that time," Bozovic said. "The facts are different: two days earlier, on April 20, the Germans celebrated Hitler's birthday. There was alcohol, so two German soldiers, drunk, wrestled and dragged arms one on the other: one was wounded, the other was killed ...

The story was fictitious in order to avoid responsibility within the German unit and used to account for the local Germans with the Serbs who supported demonstrations against the Hitler pact on March 25-27. They personally chose Serbs to be liquidated. Their neighbors.

The historical witness of that event was V. Sudarski, during a terrible crime - a boy who remembered that the Nazism had moved into Pancevo much before the war, when "Kulturbund" was formed, which turned into a hidden litter of Nazism in Pancevo.

The Serbs recognized this and destroyed the Kulturbund premises on March/27  1941. - he testified Sudarski. - Everyone who participated in it, but also those who were publicly against the Nazi Germany, were shot dead by a cemetery wall or hung in a cemetery ...

That "woodcut hung", Sudar can not be freed: "I do not know how to explain why the world loves to imitate, while watching when people are hanging and killing! Imagine: they were having fun by hanging Radak hanging a hat on his head! "

In Gothfrid Bare's film, you can see the executioner Herman Brun removes his hat from his head in that white coat, Radak, because he bites him as he puts his loop over his head and throws it on the ground.

That hat was "German neighbors" later, competing and playing, slammed on the head of a hanged man whose arms and legs were tied.

And they did not succeed in their ill intentions!



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6/3 1941. East Bosnia and Herzegovina

After the massacre of 130-180 Serb civilians who were thrown by a pit (Korita pit) by Croatian and Muslim Fascists (Ustashi), the Serbs
the first uprising against The Fascism in The whole of Yugoslavia (The June Uprising)
by which they defended their villages from new murders in the region of eastern Herzegovina. Unfortunately, at least for a while.



Tito and his Communist Party were covering this event as though their propaganda would convince the people and international public that the Partisans were the first to step up against Fascism.

Source: Tito's General Savo Skoko

P.S. Interesting, Italian Fascist Army, near by ,did want to help their Allies against Serbian Rebels.



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6/21/1941.

From Jerusalem, Yugoslav King Peter the Second with some ministers arrived in exile in London.


Buckingham Palace: British King George VI and Yugoslav King in Exile Petar II Karadjordjevic



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July 1943.
Nazis in Yugoslavia issued warrents for the leaders of the guerrilla - the Monarchist Commander ( Chetniks ) Army General Draza Mihailovic and the Communist leader of the Partizans Josip Broz "Tito".

The Germans have offered a reward of 100,000 Reichmarks in GOLD!



Although Hitler and his fascist allies believed that Gen. Mihailovic* and Tito are his greatest enemies behind the lines of the Axis force.
Chetniks and Partisans battled bloody in the civil war since 1941!
That the thing is incredible to the great majority of the Monarchists and Communists are the Serbs until the capitulation of Italy
in 1943.

*Gen. Mihailovic was even Minister of Army in Yugoslav Royal Government in Exile.



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August 17, 1941

Hitler's armies and his fascist allies advance through Russia ( operation: Barbarossa )
German paratroopers conquered the island of Crete from the British.
The US is not at war.

That morning, in the center of Belgrade, a German occupier hanged five Serbs uprising to intimidate Serbian people.

axis bank near my location

Nazis are killed that 5 men and dead hanged in mourning. Those Serbs want to make sabotages, kill German Occupier soldiers and domestic
police who help them. Victims are young student from High school, 2 handicraftsmen and 2 peasants.

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However, only one was a partizan, Monument was built 3 years after death of Tito. Serbian Communists are feel shameful that other 4 patriots
not were Communist or Partizans.



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August 19 / 1941 Washington DC

US State Department informs Yugoslav Ambassador to the US Konstantin Fotic that "it is learned from confidential sources that the Ustashas are pursuing ... a policy ... of exterminating Serbian people in the Independent State of Croatia "



Source: K. Fotic " The War we lost: Yugoslavia`s tragedy and the failure of the West" ( New York, the Viking Press , 1948 )



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Uprising in Serbia 1941

The newly-appointed occupying commander of Serbia, General F. Boeme, orders the German troops to leave Uzice and the surrounding area on September 21, 1941. The German Column was 6 kilometers long and had a total of 1,217 troops.
The citizens of Uzice could not believe and were delighted.


But why did the Germans withdraw? According to Serbian journalist M. Samardzic "The reason for the withdrawal was that Uzice was on the edge of the German occupation zone, and therefore it was the most threatened of the insurgent action" (Communist historians only wrote that Tito's partisans liberated Uzice, and a propaganda film was made - Uzice`s Republic ...).

The Germans tried to hand over the city to the local administration and the Serbian Gendarmerie (300 police officers). However, they answered to Germans that they were unable to maintain law and order in Uzice, so they were suggested to be taken over by Chetniks but not under Colonel Draza Mihailovic's command. The occupiers accepted it and left the city and went to Pozega(according to Serbian historian Radivoje Papic).

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Thus they took over from the Germans the town Vojvoda R. Djekic and Vojvoda B. Corsovic.



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Poles in Chetniks :













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On the present day 1946 (the then Tito's Yugoslavia),
The Communist Secret Police (OZNa) was coated in Chetnik uniforms and captured Chetnik commander General Draza Mihailovic ( former Minister of Army...in Yugoslav Exile Government ) with the help of a prominent Chetnik officer (read: treason).
The Communists killed his loyal soldiers in their place. Nor "Serbian Judah" did not survive that night.



Yugoslav Tyrant Marshal Tito, having learned of a successful action, left the country and left his deputy, A. Rankovic, to publicly announce the news. So it seemed that the Serbs caught Gen. Mihailovic and not Croat Josip Broz "Tito".

After the Show Trial (organized by communist tyrant Tito), the Military "court" is Gen. Dragoljub Mihailovic sentenced to death.
OZNа shot him at an unknown location.



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George Orwell on the Case of General Draza Mihailovich

By Carl Savich
October 2008

“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”

“Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”

George Orwell, “1984” (1949)

When George Orwell published his political satire “Animal Farm” in 1945, he wrote a preface to the book that was deleted and censored from the rest of the text. In the preface, Orwell criticized the censorship and suppression that were endemic in Western countries.

The censored, deleted, and suppressed preface to Animal farm was first published in The Times Literary Supplement on September 15, 1972 as an essay entitled “The Freedom of the Press”. In the preface, Orwell analyzed and deconstructed government and media censorship in Britain during World War II. In particular, Orwell discussed and criticized the British government’s censorship of his book Animal Farm. Orwell analyzed self-imposed media self-censorship and how events and facts were censored and distorted in British society where the government and media suppressed uncomfortable or unpopular truths. In the dystopian satire 1984 (1949), Orwell would term this “duckspeak”, which in Newspeak meant literally to quack like a duck or to speak without thinking.

In 1984, duckspeak is defined:

“’There is a word in Newspeak,’ said Syme, ‘I don’t know whether you know it: duckspeak, to talk like a duck. It is one of those interesting words that have two contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it is abuse, applied to someone you agree with, it is praise.’

Unquestionably Syme will be vaporized, Winston thought again. …

Provided that the opinions which were quacked out were orthodox ones, it implied nothing but praise, and when The Times referred to one of the orators of the Party as a doubleplusgood duckspeaker it was paying a warm and valued compliment.”

George Orwell, whose birth name was Eric Arthur Blair, was a socialist himself throughout his life and career. This is a fact usually censored and detailed in any biographical profile of Orwell. Orwell criticized Soviet Communistic socialism because he was a socialist himself. It took one to know one. The fact that Orwell was a socialist was de-emphasized because the British government and the U.S. government sought o use his writings against the Soviet Union and against communism and socialism during the Cold War.

Orwell became a primary source in the ideological conflict between the Western countries such as Britain and the U.S. and the Eastern countries represented by the Soviet Union and China. So his writings were invariably exploited and prostituted as propaganda in the ideological conflict of the Cold War. Propaganda and ideology are black and white. There is no room for any shades of gray. This is why his criticisms and examination of Western media censorship and suppression were themselves suppressed and omitted. The preface to Animal farm itself was suppressed and censored and deleted from the book. Orwell warned that media suppression in the West represented a “slide towards Fascist ways of thought”.

In the deleted proposed preface to Animal Farm, re-titled “The Freedom of the Press”, George Orwell analyzed the role of censorship in Britain. Animal Farm was written in the form of an allegory or as “a fairy story”. But there was no doubt at all that is was based on and directed against the Soviet Union and Joseph Stalin. In the deleted preface, Orwell analyzed British self-censorship. In particular, Orwell examined the case of Draza Mihailovich:

“In the internal struggles in the various occupied countries, the British press has in almost all cases sided with the faction favoured by the Russians and libelled the opposing faction, sometimes suppressing material evidence in order to do so. A particularly glaring case was that of Colonel Mihailovich, the Jugoslav Chetnik leader. The Russians, who had their own Jugoslav protege in Marshal Tito, accused Mihailovich of collaborating with the Germans. This accusation was promptly taken up by the British press: Mihailovich’s supporters were given no chance of answering it, and facts contradicting it were simply kept out of print. In July of 1943 the Germans offered a reward of 100,000 gold crowns for the capture of Tito, and a similar reward for the capture of Mihailovich. The British press ‘splashed’ the reward for Tito, but only one paper mentioned (in small print) the reward for Mihailovich: and the charges of collaborating with the Germans continued.”

Orwell also noted instances of censorship during the civil war in Spain from 1936 to 1939:

“Very similar things happened during the Spanish civil war. Then, too, the factions on the Republican side which the Russians were determined to crush were recklessly libeled in the English leftwing press, and any statement in their defense even in letter form, was refused publication. At present, not only is serious criticism of the USSR considered reprehensible, but even the fact of the existence of such criticism is kept secret in some cases. For example, shortly before his death Trotsky had written a biography of Stalin. One may assume that it was not an altogether unbiased book, but obviously it was saleable. An American publisher had arranged to issue it and the book was in print — 1 believe the review copies had been sent out — when the USSR entered the war. The book was immediately withdrawn. Not a word about this has ever appeared in the British press, though clearly the existence of such a book, and its suppression, was a news item worth a few paragraphs.”

Orwell analyzed how censorship in the Western countries differed from that in the totalitarian states. In the totalitarian states, censorship was outright and open. In the Western countries, however, censorship was more subtle and covert in nature. Censorship existed in both states, but in the Western state censorship was perceived as benign and innocuous and self-imposed. In Western countries, censorship thus becomes self-censorship.

Orwell analyzed British self-censorship:

“We have not been subjected to the kind of totalitarian ‘co-ordination’ that it might have been reasonable to expect. The press has some justified grievances, but on the whole the Government has behaved well and has been surprisingly tolerant of minority opinions. The sinister fact about literary censorship in England is that it is largely voluntary. Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban. Anyone who has lived long in a foreign country will know of instances of sensational items of news – things which on their own merits would get the big headlines – being kept right out of the British press, not because the Government intervened but because of a general tacit agreement that ‘it wouldn’t do’ to mention that particular fact. So far as the daily newspapers go, this is easy to understand. The British press is extremely centralized, and most of it is owned by wealthy men who have every motive to be dishonest on certain important topics. But the same kind of veiled censorship also operates in books and periodicals, as well as in plays, films and radio. At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is ‘not done’ to say it, just as in mid-Victorian times it was ‘not done’ to mention trousers in the presence of a lady. Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals.

At this moment what is demanded by the prevailing orthodoxy is an uncritical admiration of Soviet Russia.

Obviously it is not desirable that a government department should have any power of censorship (except security censorship, which no one objects to in war time) over books which are not officially sponsored. But the chief danger to freedom of thought and speech at this moment is not the direct interference of the MOI or any official body. If publishers and editors exert themselves to keep certain topics out of print, it is not because they are frightened of prosecution but because they are frightened of public opinion.

It is important to distinguish between the kind of censorship that the English literary intelligentsia voluntarily impose upon themselves, and the censorship that can sometimes be enforced by pressure groups. Notoriously, certain topics cannot be discussed because of ‘vested interests‘.

The issue involved here is quite a simple one: Is every opinion, however unpopular – however foolish, even – entitled to a hearing?

If the intellectual liberty which without a doubt has been one of the distinguishing marks of western civilization means anything at all, it means that everyone shall have the right to say and to print what he believes to be the truth, provided only that it does not harm the rest of the community in some quite unmistakable way.

If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

In the January 12, 1945 “As I Please” series in the Tribune, George Orwell discussed censorship and media manipulation and deception in the case of Draza Mihailovich:

“I invite attention to an article entitled ‘The Truth about Mihailovich?’ (the author of it also writes for Tribune, by the way) in the current World Review. It deals with the campaign in the British press and the B.B.C. to brand Mihailovich as a German agent. Jugoslav politics are very complicated and I make no pretence of being an expert on them. For all I know it was entirely right on the part of Britain as well as the U.S.S.R. to drop Mihailovich and support Tito. But what interests me is the readiness, once this decision had been taken, of reputable British newspapers to connive at what amounted to forgery in order to discredit the man whom they had been backing a few months earlier. There is no doubt that this happened. The author of the article gives details of one out of a number of instances in which material facts were suppressed in the most impudent way. Presented with very strong evidence to show that Mihailovich was not a German agent, the majority of our newspapers simply refused to print it, while repeating the charges of treachery just as before.”

Self-censorship and media suppression and manipulation are endemic threats in a democratic society. The censorship and suppression of the facts in the Draza Mihailovich case allowed a Communist dictatorship to be established in the former Yugoslavia. George Orwell showed that for democracy to be viable and legitimate, self-censorship and media suppression must be understood and examined.



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The Russian Defense Ministry has released declassified documents on the liberation of Belgrade, from which it can be learned that German troops intended to blow up all the most important elements of the city's infrastructure and cultural objects.

Belgrade's strategic offensive operation ended 75 years ago on October 20, 1944.
"Prior to the Belgrade offensive, information was received that the Nazi command intended to turn the Serbian capital into ruins. Government and administration buildings, historic monuments, a fortress, a water supply and sewage network, a power plant and a river port were prepared for destruction, ”the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Demining was done by members of the Third Ukrainian Front, who liberated Belgrade.
The episodes of the storm and the demining of the Hotel "Albania" and the Kalemegdan Fortress can be found in the log of the war operations of the 11th Separate Assault Engineering and Demining Brigade.



Scheme of combat operations on Strahinjic Ban Street during the offensive in Belgrade
"The Germans damaged our tank before the battle was over, and the residents of the city decorated the tank with flowers, colorful ribbons and wrote: 'Long live Marshal Stalin, long live Marshal Tito!'", Quotes the 57th Army Political Report Of the Third Ukrainian Front.

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75 years ago Belgrade was liberated from Germans. Soviet Army and domestic Partizans under command of General V.Zhdanov ended 1287 Nazi occupation of the city. In battle died 976 Russians and almost 3000 Serbs.













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On this day 1941 in Kragujevac, Serbia - German occupiers killed 2600 civilians ( Serbs , Gypsies and 300 pupils ! ).










American about Nazi slaughter in Kragujevac



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"...Mihailovic's movement takes the first place in leadership, arms, organization and enterprise. Draza Mihailovic's followers come from all walks of life and represent about 80% of the Serbian people so far. "
German military Intelligence General Reinhard Gehlen ( 2/9 1942.)

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10/27 1941 Brajici village, not so far from Belgrade

Draza Mihailovic Saves Tito's Life

After (un)successful negotiations, Chetnik Commander Colonel Dragoljub Mihailovic "Drazа" and Commander of the Yugoslav Partisans Josip Broz "Tito", the Communist delegation headed to the their headquarters in Uzice.

However, the small bridge that the Delegation was supposed to cross was mined by Chetnik Captain Vučko S. Ignjatović on his own. Yet
Cap. Ignjatovic summoned Commander-in-Chief Col. Mihailovic. He wanted to get permission to ambush.
But on the contrary Col. Mihailovic angrily forbade such an action because Tito and their commissars "gave an honorable word that nothing would happen to them". Cap. Ignjatovic obeyed Colonel's order. So Tito and his communist delegation arrived safely in Uzice.

source: Misa Matic "Artillery Major Vucko S. Ignjatovic", 2012.



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11/2 1941. hill Tresnjica near city Uzice

In battle between Communist Partizans and Chetniks of Yugoslav Royal Army began civil war in occupied Yugoslavia :'(

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Civil war between two anti-fascist guerillas ended in 1946.

Partizans won that battle and Chetniks retreat in near city Pozega.



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Al Bundy

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Chetnik Commander General Dragoljub Draza Mihailovic did not began a civil war between the monarchists and Tito's Partisans

March 1946.

In a statement to Investigator J. Malovic (Deputy Attorney General of the FNR Yugoslavia): "... I only found out about the conflict when the partisans conquered Pozega from the Chetniks under the command of Captain Vučko Ignjatović ... "

My knowledge: I did not find a document or testimony that D. Mihailovic ordered an attack on the Partisans in Uzice.

https://www.ekspres.net/vesti/saslusanje-draze-mihailovica-ii-deo-kako-je-tito-prevario-vodu-cetnika



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