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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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Lubitca Mihailovitch
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Lieutenant. Aleksa Petrovic (as John Shepperd)
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Natalia
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Colonel Brockner
Felix Basch ...
General von Bauer
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Major Danilov
Patricia Prest ...
Nada Mihailovitch
Merrill Rodin ...
Mirko Mihalovitch
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Captain Sava
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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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THIS VERY MOMENT...A Nazi troop train is being destroyed...! Live, love, fight with Draja Mihailovitch and his fighting guerrillas! See more »

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Drama | War

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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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Draza Mihailovich met twice with Stalinist and Communist Partisan guerrilla leader Josip Broz Tito in an unsuccessful attempt to unify both resistance movements. Both movements collaborated with each other in joint operations against Axis troops in 1941 but relations eventually broke down. The Partisans wanted to overthrow the Yugoslav government and establish a Communist dictatorship. See more »

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Spremte se, spremte Cetnici
by Milan
[Featured during the opening credits and in the body of the film]
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excellent portrayal of Serbian resistance of Nsazis
4 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie just before going into service, little dreaming that I would see Gen. Draja Mihailovich in person. It is an excellent movie, well acted. I volunteered with the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) and parachuted into Mihailovich territory to rescue airmen shot down bombing the oilfields of Ploesti. The mission was called Operation Halyard and is depicted in the book, The Forgotten 500. The movie is an excellent depiction of the Serbs resistance to the German invasion. It has been a long time since I saw the movie and I have forgotten much of it, but, if you like adventure and romance, it has both. Today, there is much controversy surrounding Mihailoich, and this is an excellent source to get one viewpoint.


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