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May 2015
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Are you for real? Please give some link!

If that is true this is terrible. Draža Mihajlović was facist. He was chetnik leader who worked with Nazi Germans, Ustaše and Italian facists.
 
Jan 2015
1,550
Bosnia and Herzegovina
#4
Draža Mihailović has been rehabilitated by the decision of the Higher Court in Belgrade.

What that means?
Means he's not guilty of war crimes that sentenced him to death. The court ruled in favor of his rehabilitation stating the whole trial was a political fiasco prompted by ideological agendas of the communists.
 
Dec 2014
559
EU
#5
Thanks.
He was sentenced for what?

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Some quote from yesterday:
Yugoslavia for example was occupied April 6th 1941. I don't think there was any resistance (by partisans) before June 22 1941, was it?
Yes, there was initial resistance in Serbia by the Chetniks, who were loyal to the Royal Yugoslav Government.

That resistance was crushed by German terror tactics, executing civilian hostages in reprisal for any German personnel killed by the resistance.

As a result, Mihailovic decided not to continue armed resistance against the Axis occupiers, on the grounds that such resistance would just lead to more suffering of the civilian population without having any real effect on the war against the Axis. He believed that the Allies would eventually win since they were stronger, and his policy was to remain quiescent until the allied victory brought an end to the Axis occupation of Yugoslavia.

The partisan movement led by Tito only got going after 22 June 1941. Before the German attack on the Soviet Union, the Yugoslav Communists (who were mainly ethnic Croats) remained entirely quiescent, following the Comintern directive not to oppose the Germans.

After Tito received the order from Stalin to start an insurrection in occupied Yugoslavia, he adopted the policy of provoking Axis reprisals against the civilian population by attacking the Axis forces, calculating that that would induce the population to support him, even if they were not pro-Communist.
 

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Ad Honorem
Feb 2014
8,303
Colonia Valensiana
#6
He was rehabilitated because his trial was a political farce by the victorious communists. Still, events such these will always tend to get politicized in the region, while it's evident Mihajlovic and his movement were vicious guerrilla fighters who cooperated with Germans on several occasions.
 
Jan 2015
1,550
Bosnia and Herzegovina
#8
The partisan movement led by Tito only got going after 22 June 1941. Before the German attack on the Soviet Union, the Yugoslav Communists (who were mainly ethnic Croats) remained entirely quiescent, following the Comintern directive not to oppose the Germans.
I chuckled.
 
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