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The Fighting Guerrillas (1943)

Chetniks (original title)
German troops invade Yugoslavia on April 6, 1941. After the government surrenders, Yugoslav Army Colonel Draza Mihailovich leads a group of guerrillas, the Chetniks, who launch a resistance movement against the Axis occupation troops.

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Credited cast:
Philip Dorn ...
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Lubitca Mihailovitch
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Lt. Aleksa Petrovic, Mihailovitch's aide (as John Shepperd)
Virginia Gilmore ...
Natalia, Brockner's secretary
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Col. Brockner
Felix Basch ...
Gen. von Bauer
Frank Lackteen ...
Maj. Danilov
Patricia Prest ...
Nada, Mihailovitch's daughter
Merrill Rodin ...
Mirko
LeRoy Mason ...
Capt. Sava
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernst Hausman ...
German Corporal
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German troops invade Yugoslavia on April 6, 1941. After the government surrenders, Yugoslav Army Colonel Draza Mihailovich leads a group of guerrillas, the Chetniks, who launch a resistance movement against the Axis occupation troops.

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-- ANNOUNCING -- THE MOST STIRRING PICTURE RELEASED THIS YEAR! THRILL FOLLOWS THRILL IN THIS LIVING DRAMA...THAT FLAMES OUT OF TODAY'S ELECTRIFYING HEADLINES! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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11 January 1943 (USA)  »

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Chetniks! The Fighting Guerillas  »

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1.37 : 1
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In 2015, a Serbian court invalidated Draza Mihailovich's 1946 conviction by a Communist court. The court held that it had been a Communist political show trial that was controlled by the government. The court concluded that Draza Mihailovich had not received a fair trial. See more »

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Das Horst Wessel-Lied
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Written by Horst Wessel
English Lyrics by Charles Henderson
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Chetniks, the true story
25 July 2010 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is a story about a man, who ran the first resistance in Europe. A man that later on will be deserted by all of his allies because he had put national interest before any other. True Serbian hero, fighting and dying for his country and democratic cause. Yes, he was fighting against Communists, Nazis and Ustashe (croatians who performed the most monstrous genocide against Serbians). He did fought together with Italians in Dalmatia to protect Serbian population, but never on the same side with Germans. There were some divisions of Chetniks that did fight along with Germans but they were not under his command (Kosta Pecanac). During the II WW, he received a medal from president Truman for his "fight for democratic cause and freedom". After the war, because of the political games run by Soviets and English, his movement lost the support from the allies and he was left alone to fight against the enemies. His movement saved from certain death so many American airmen, and they wanted to save him, realizing that he would get murdered but he refused saying :"This is my country, i would die in my country". Anyway, president of the USA and survived American pilots did not forget him building a monument in his honor after the war.


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