Nebojša Malić: Paving the Way for Pavelić

Crucial to the understanding of the first Yugoslav state is the Croat relationship towards a union with other South Slavs (including the fellow Catholic Slovenes), which can be described as tenuous at best. The initial decision to accept unification with Serbia – already a fact on the ground by November 1918 – was driven in … Read more Nebojša Malić: Paving the Way for Pavelić

Allied pilots rescued by Serbian Chetniks — The Forgotten 500

The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II

(New American Library, August 2007)

By Gregory A. Freeman

One of the last untold stories of World War II is also one of the greatest – a story of adventure, daring, danger and heroics, followed by a web of conspiracy, lies, and coverup.

THE FORGOTTEN 500 is one of the greatest rescue and escape stories ever, but hardly anyone has heard about it. And that’s by design. The U.S., British, and Yugoslav governments hid details of this story for decades, purposefully denying credit to the heroic rescuers and the foreign ally who gave his life to help allied airmen as they were hunted down by Nazis in the hills of Yugoslavia.

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Operation Halyard Serbian Chetnik rescue mission

Operation Halyard (or Halyard Mission), known in Serbian as Operation Air Bridge (Serbian: Операција Ваздушни мост), was an Allied airlift operation behind Axis lines during World War II. In July 1944, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) drew up plans to send a team to Chetniks led by General Draža Mihailović in the German-occupied Territory of the Military Commander in Serbia for the purpose of evacuating Allied airmen shot down over that area.[2]This team, known … Read more Operation Halyard Serbian Chetnik rescue mission

St. Justin Popovich on Orthodox Ecumenism

St. Justin Popovich 1894-1979 You have raised many questions and asked my opinion on various issues; whole books can be written on each of them; therefore, I have to be very brief, as brief as possible. The attitude towards the non-orthodox Christian world, first and foremost, one must establish oneself in Orthodoxy with one’s mind … Read more St. Justin Popovich on Orthodox Ecumenism

Video: The ethnic cleansing of Krajina Serbs, 1995

The apparent inability of many Serbs to learn from their history caused it to repeat itself in August of 1995. The political background of the expulsion of a quarter of a million Krajina Serbs by the Croats, with generous tactical and logistical assistance of “retired” US military personnel who were lent for the purpose, will … Read more Video: The ethnic cleansing of Krajina Serbs, 1995

The West’s Long War Against Serbia; The Paradoxes of Yugoslav History

Gambit:  an opening move in which a chessman, usually a pawn, is sacrificed to secure a future advantageous position. In World War II and its aftermath, Serbia was the pawn. the Cold War was the chess game. On one side was the British Empire, the Roman Catholic Church, United States, Nazi Germany, Independent State of … Read more The West’s Long War Against Serbia; The Paradoxes of Yugoslav History

Serbia – A national emergency

Serbs in the Diaspora do not fully comprehend the magnitude of the disaster that has befallen the land of their ancestors. That is alarming. However, the situation is also tragic because most Serbs in Serbia and the neighboring fragments of despoiled Serbian lands (Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro) are almost as blissfully unaware of the systemic nature … Read more Serbia – A national emergency