- TV Series
- 2013– 2013–
Ravna Gora tells story of events after April War 1941. Serbia with accent on the Chetnic-Partisan conflict, at the beginning of World War IIRavna Gora tells story of events after April War 1941. Serbia with accent on the Chetnic-Partisan conflict, at the beginning of World War IIRavna Gora tells story of events after April War 1941. Serbia with accent on the Chetnic-Partisan conflict, at the beginning of World War II
While the Time Magazine in 1942 has written 'Mihailovic - Yugoslavias Unconquered' and the rest of the US media call Chetnick leader Draza Mihailovic 'Hitler's Headache No1', the London Times headlines were saying 'David hitting the Goliath', 'Chetnics - the only free flame in occupied Europe' etc ...
Was Mr. Winston Churchill so easily deceased by the unknown communists like Tito, Pijade and Kardelj who were mostly ex cons from Sremska Mitrovica penitentiary and Lepoglava prison? The answer is - NO. Actually, truth is that Draza Mihailovic at one point said his NO to Churchill and that was his fatal mistake.
Namely, Serbian King who was in exile in London was pressured by England to push Serbian guerrilla in occupied Serbia to fight Germans. After severe losses in men against the Serbs Germans announced that 100 Serbian civilians will be shot for just one killed German soldier. Since Draza Mihajlovic was a Serb he said 'Guerilla is to protect the Serbian civilians, not to exterminate them. This is what Croat ustase and Germans are for.' So he opposed Churchill. Since Churchill never gave up the idea of the invasion at the Adriatic sea until the last moment, he wanted the severe military actions against Germans on the Balkans and not only diversions and sabotages. And there was no one else except Serbs to perform them.
Now, when Draza wasn't loyal to him any more but to Serbian people, he started looking for help elsewhere and found it with the communists. Draza said we gonna blow up the bridges and railways, trains and trucks, but won't kill Germans and cause the heavy retributions against Serbian women and children. Most of them where already killed in Nacistic State of Croatia so hardly anyone would remain.
The communists led by the unknown foreigner Tito where already involved in some small guerrilla actions to overthrown the existing system and establish communism. The commies used the chaos of war as a good background for that. Tito was not a Serb and he didn't care how many Serbian civilians will die for his cause. Since that Draza Mihailovic was an intelligence service colonel of Royal Yugoslav Army, he represented the system and Tito saw him as an enemy. This is why commies attacked Chetnics many times behind their back when Chetnicks were fighting Germans.
At the end of the war thanks to W.Churchill, Chetnics where very badly equipped while communist partisans were fully armed and fed by English and some Soviet help as well. Soviets secretly supported Tito for another reason - he was a communist too while officially they were supporting chetnics. During the war Chethicks also saved 500 US airmen in the operation Halyard assisted by American OSS. That was the greatest operation behind the enemy lines in the US history. At the end of the war Chetnics will be finally betrayed by their Anglo-Saxon Allies and left to Tito's mercy. Since he had no mercy, he executed Draza Mihailovic and his high ranked officers and many Chetnicks as well. 500 American Airmen will protest in front of the White House during that Stalinist trial but without any result since Truman, Churchill and Roosevelt had made a deal before that. Serbia will stay in the communistic dark for a half of the century thanks to her treacherous Allies.
In that dark, commies will educate new Serbian generations that Chetnicks were traitors, fascists and quislings. The consequences are visible even today when many Serbs cannot except the truth about Chetnicks - that they were not what commies were teaching us. This national tragedy has been led by current Serbian government whose media still plays pro-commie propaganda like Tito is still alive. Before this serial, the director Rados Bajic was announced as a person who want to show another way of looking to the Chetnics subject and from my point of view he did: He didn't show the Chetnics like blood thirsty killers as commies did, but even worse - he portrayed them as the bunch of incapable rascals. Its not true that this serials where showing nothing: they have shown that chetniks were walking around, eating, drinking, raping and slaughtering civilians. Draza Mihailovic who was a hero of the free world of that time and the most loved Serb among the Serbs of the war period was shown as a plane retard while commies who where allies of Hitler until July of 1941 where shown as German haters. Lets not mention the art quality of the serial that was edited just like in some freshman filmmaking class and graded C-.
All in all, very very bad days for Serbia in general.
- Jan 22, 2014