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Dragoljub-Draza Mihailovich - "Avenger of Kosovo" : The First 25 Years...
www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | June 28, 2011 | Aleksandra Rebic

Posted on 06/28/2011 7:27:56 PM PDT by Ravnagora

Draza Mihailovich as a civilian

There is currently a flurry of activity surrounding the potential finding of the remains of General Draza Mihailovich in Serbia. General Mihailovich, Supreme Commander of the Yugoslav Army in the Homeland (JVUO) during World War II and leader of the Ravna Gora freedom fighters against the Nazis and the Yugoslav communists, is a controversial and legendary figure in world history. Much has been written, both true and false, about his WWII military career and life. Very little is known, especially in the English language, about his pre-WWII military career and first 25 years of life. Those years shaped the man and future Supreme Commander and his personal history is a noble one. This is the story of the first 25 years in the life of General Dragoljub-Draza Mihailovich.

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TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: heroes; mihailovich; military; wwi

1 posted on 06/28/2011 7:28:04 PM PDT by Ravnagora
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2 posted on 06/28/2011 7:33:59 PM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora

Avenged Kosovo by murdering the Habsburg dynasty that finally stopped the Turk ank put them to flight
Insanity.
Insanity.


3 posted on 06/28/2011 7:44:09 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: nkycincinnatikid
From your comment can be seen that you have difficulty to comprehend the basic historical facts even when presented in layman terms.

Ottoman Turkey was kicked from Europe in the First Balkan war by the joint efforts of Serbia, Greece and Bulgaria, NOT Hapsburgs.

Kicking Ottomans out (avenge of Kosovo) and assassination of Archduke Ferdinand are not related because Ottomans were kicked out more than a year earlier.

4 posted on 06/29/2011 4:25:06 AM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: Ravnagora
The issue at hand is not his impeccable military career but something else.

Harry Truman SECRETLY awarded Legion of Merit to Gen. Mihailovich in March 1948.

At that time, Tito was still Stalin's lapdog.

The question is - why The Legion of Merit was awarded in secrecy?

Providing the rock solid evidence could help avenge the death of Gen. Mihailovich at the hands of communists.

The official explanation (to avoid angering Tito) does not pass the smell test. At that time (March 1948) Croatian dictator Tito almost fell from grace with Stalin and it became evident in June 1948 when Stalin lashed on Tito. Tito was no renegade from Communist block, he was merely reject.

This question is skirted not only by the historians but Serb nationalists as well.

The answer could shine light on U.S. policy toward Yugoslavia in general and Serbia in particular.

So, I repeat the question: why The Legion of Merit was awarded in secrecy?

5 posted on 06/29/2011 5:00:13 AM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: DTA

Well remember this, the US government at that time was also fraught with communists and communist sympathizers, especially within the OSS.


6 posted on 06/29/2011 10:30:01 AM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: montyspython
CIA was created a year earlier (1947) to replace OSS :-)
7 posted on 06/29/2011 11:14:47 AM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: DTA

Are you trying to say that all the OSS personnel were simply replaced by the CIA with fresh new communist free recruits?


8 posted on 06/30/2011 9:51:36 AM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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