Dimitrijevic, Colonel Dragutin, (a.k.a. Apis)() Chief of the Intelligence Department in the Serbian General Staff. Founding member and charismatic. A founder member and leader of the Serbian Black Hand secret society, Dragutin Dimitrijevic (), also known as ‘Apis’ (assigned to him as a youth on. Dragutin Dimitrijević known as Apis was a Serbian colonel. He was a leading member of a military group that organized the overthrow of the Serbian.

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Charged with plotting against the Karadjordjevic dynasty and with contacting the enemy, the flamboyant colonel was tried, then executed at Salonika on June 26, World War I was not inevitable folks anymore than nuclear holocaust was inevitable in October The world had been teetering on the brink of a great war since the beginning of the Balkan Wars, because Europe’s Leaders feared the consequences of such a war.

I am not planning to go into lengthy discussions of all different precursors and factors which have dimitirjevic the imminence of this tragic dragytin, some going as far back as early ‘s with unification of Germany and Bismark’s realpolitik.

He travelled widely across Europe studying various different military tactics and training regimes. All communications and conversations to be conducted only through specially appointed and authorized persons. Despite the gratitude owed to Dimitrijevic by the Karadjordjevic family – he was referred to as “the saviour of the fatherland” following the success – in King Peter’s regent, Alexander drautin, determined to suppress the Black Hand movement, for no particular known reason.


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This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. There is another analogy: The Supreme Central Directorate shall include, in addition to the members from the Kingdom of Serbia, one accredited delegate from each of the organizations of all the Serbian regions: But those who were intelligent enough, like Apis, they knew.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In order to carry into effect its task the organization will do the following things: Formed dimitrinevic ten officers on May 9,Black Hand had grown to around two thousand members within three years.

It will carry out a revolutionary organization in all the territories where Serbians are living. In an argument with Mike the Meathead he blamed Eleanor Roosevelt for “all the problems with the blacks. The Archduke and the Assassin: ChiefSerbian military intelligence. School period Add photo. Other loose threads in the story include the possible complicity of the Serbian royal family and the Serbian cabinet under Premier Nikola Pasic.

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I told Elizabeth and she said to me that our most valuable possessions are worthless if we hold on to them, but become priceless when we give them or share them with others.

He visited Germany and Russia where he studied the latest military ideas.

You could argue, if he had the support of the people, that sending them into exile, would give him what he wanted, an aggressive Serbian Xragutin and King, but break his oath, exile would be offering protection to his King.


The archduke died shortly thereafter. I am Apis1s grand gran daughter, and as the most of the Serbs, I am sick and tired of this misinterpretation of history and western ignorance. It will give every assistance to those nations and organizations who are fighting for their own national liberation and unification.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Dimitrijevic was a very complicated man, but alis was fighting for the freedom of his people, Serbs and slavics in general. Provincial Directorates shall have freedom of action. Austria definitely wanted war.

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In order to address these issues Aleksandar presented the parliament with a new liberal constitution. Next, the bomber swallowed a poisonous pill and jumped into dimitrijefic car, trying to steer it into the river and drown its passengers.