The Trial of Drazha Mihailovic

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The Trial of Drazha Mihailovic

Post by David Thompson » 12 Apr 2004 05:44

The trial of this complex man is one of the most interesting war crimes trials of the WWII period. Because of large US-Yugoslav communities in the United States, and because of the assistance the Chetniks gave to downed US flyers, the trial attracted a great deal of attention and was relatively well-covered. This set of clippings is from the New York Times, with the publication dates given in the jpeg caption by year, month and date -- NYT 19460325 is March 25, 1946. It will take a while to get all the clippings posted, so this thread will be a serialization.

To get the topic started, here is a brief biographical sketch of the principal defendant:

Mihailovich, Drazha or Draja (1893-17.6.1946) [Yugoslav General] -- Royalist commander of Yugoslav resistance forces, Royalist Minister of War, the Navy and Air Force 1941-1946 {captured 13 Mar 1946 at Vishegrad, Bosnia by Yugoslav troops (NYT 25 Mar 1946:1:3); impending trial (NYT 4 Apr 1946:14:5; NYT 6 Apr 1946:1:2; NYT 22 Apr 1946:11:2; NYT 15 May 1946:2:2; NYT 19 May 1946:25:2; LT 3 Apr 1946:4d; LT 6 Apr 1946:4f; LT 13 Apr 1946:4c; LT 4 May 1946:3d; LT 16 May 1946:3c; LT 24 May 1946:4e; LT 4 Jun 1946:4b); put on trial 10 Jun 1946 by the Military Section of the People's Supreme Court of Yugoslavia at Belgrade on charges of treason and collaboration (NYT 10 Jun 1946:7:1; NYT 11 Jun 1946:1:4; NYT 12 Jun 1946:1:3; NYT 13 Jun 1946:1:3; NYT 14 Jun 1946:5:1 & 4; NYT 15 Jun 1946:3:1 & 4; NYT 16 Jun 1946:16:2; NYT 17 Jun 1946:5:1; NYT 5 Jul 1946:4:2; NYT 11 Jul 1946:8:4; LT 11 Jun 1946:4e; 12 Jun 1946:4e; LT 13 Jun 1946:4e; LT 14 Jun 1946:3d; LT 15 Jun 1946:3d; LT 17 Jun 1946:3c; LT 20 Jun 1946:3e; LT 21 Jun 1946:3d; LT 22 Jun 1946:3d; LT 24 Jun 1946:4e; LT 25 Jun 1946:4d; LT 26 Jun 1946:4e; LT 27 Jun 1946:4e; LT 28 Jun 1946:4e; LT 29 Jun 1946:4d; LT 1 Jul 1946:3d; LT 2 Jul 1946:3c; LT 3 Jul 1946:4d; LT 4 Jul 1946:4g; LT 5 Jul 1946:4f; LT 6 Jul 1946:3d; LT 9 Jul 1946:4e; LT 10 Jul 1946:4e; LT 11 Jul 1946:4e; LT 12 Jul 1946:4f; LT 13 Jul 1946:3e; LT 15 Jul 1946:4e); convicted of treason and war crimes and sentenced to death by firing squad 15 Jul 1946 (NYT 16 Jul 1946:1:7 & 8:3; LT 16 Jul 1946:4e); clemency denied 16 Jul 1946 (NYT 17 Jul 1946:1:4; LT 17 Jul 1946:4g); executed by firing squad at Belgrade 17 Jul 1946 (NYT 18 Jul 1946:1:2; LT 18 Jul 1946:4e). (Steen Ammentorp, "Generals of WWII: Yugoslavian Generals," http://www.generals.dk/Yugoslavia.htm).}
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