Chetniks


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Chetniks

 

(Russian, chetniki; Serbo-Croatian, četnici), in the Balkans:

(1) From the 15th to the 19th century, participants (mainly haiduks) in the armed struggle waged by partisan detachments for national liberation from the Ottoman yoke. Prominent members of the Chetnik movement in Bulgaria in the 1860’s included G. S. Rakovski, P. Khitov, F. Tofo, S. T. Karadzha, and Khadzhi Dimitur.

(2) Members of a reactionary organization, participants in the nationalistic Greater Serbia movement (headed by General D. Mihajlovic) and other antinationalist groups in Yugoslavia that fought against the forces of people’s liberation during World War II.

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The question then is which one was the BLO who participated in one of the eleven missions sent to Chetniks during the war (nine of which took place in the course of 1943), and wrote this note of his first-hand impressions of the man himself and the difficulties under which he operated?
As the war dragged on, the Yugoslav Partisans and Chetniks captured (or in the case of the latter, were provided with) considerable numbers of small arms from the German and Italian occupation forces.
120) "Court Rehabilitates WW2-Era Chetnik Leader Draza Mihailovic," b92, (14 May 2015), http://www.
In the panel with the collected families followed by drinking Chetniks, Sacco portrays a child in a sleeveless undershirt.
The Partisans and Chetniks also captured large numbers of Italian small arms, including the Glisenti Modello 1910 and Beretta Modello 1934 pistols.
By the summer of 1943, SOE field reports and signals intelligence (9) convinced Churchill to suspend support to the Chetniks and to expand cooperation with and support of Tito and his Partisans.
Cairo in the War describes the split in British intelligence: the Cairo head of SOE favored aid to the Chetniks (royalists), but Fitzroy Maclean supported the Communist Partisans.
From North Africa, Camp takes the action to the Balkans and the complex relationship between the British-supported partisans of Tito and the American-supported Chetniks of Mikhailovich.
Translator's note: Historically, Chetniks were Serbian self-styled monarchist elite military units established before World War I.
This is so they will 'give birth to little Chetniks [Serb paramilitaries],' the women are told.
In Yugoslavia, ethnic and national conflict were supposed to have been especially fierce because Nazi policy was compounded by the racial-nationalist policies of the Ustasha regime in the wartime Independent State of Croatia (comprising most of modern Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and because the civil war was raging among the Croatian Ustasha, the Serb nationalist Chetniks, and the Communist Partisans.
Exactly how many people were killed by Tito's forces and sympathizers in and around the foibe, including not only Italians, but also Germans, Croatian Ustachi, Chetniks and New Zealanders, will never be known.