Sunday, December 12, 2010

As winter comes, General Mihailovich and his Chetniks forge on

Aleksandra's Note: As winter hits hard in many parts of America this weekend, it is good to remember the Serbian patriots in Yugoslavia during World War II. They often did not have the benefit of "home and hearth" but had to make their way the best that they could in the hills and mountains of Yugoslavia and survive not just the assaults by their enemies, but nature herself. Winter is also a time of great beauty and peace, and of course, God's Grace.

Sharing two photos here courtesy of Milos Lojovic from the wonderful Facebook group  "Ja Sam Iz Cetnicke Familije/I'm From a Chetnik Family". They are particularly evocative for me and I hope they will be for you as well. The Chetniks were a hearty bunch, and the more I know of them, the more I admire their capacity to keep forging on no matter what the circumstances. That's the mark of someone who truly believes in what they are doing, and what they are doing is for the greater good.


Aleksandra Rebic

General Mihailovich, making his way through the snows of
 Yugoslavia in World War II
Photo courtesy of Milos Lojovic

General Mihailovich, left forefront, and his Chetniks forging their
 way through Bosnia in the winter of 1945
Photo courtesy of Milos Lojovic

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