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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Apis (Dragutin T. Dimitrijevic)

Views View Edit History. On 23 Julythe Austro-Hungarian government sent its July Ultimatum to the Serbian government with a lengthy list of ten different demands.

While access to relevant Russian and Drautin archives is closed, that line of inquiry must remain unresolved. They got no response.

He was a leading member of a military group that organized the overthrow of the Serbian government in In order to address these issues Aleksandar presented the parliament with a new liberal constitution. Within a few weeks one of the deadliest and most destructive wars in history had begun.

I’ve read the Tsar’s letters to Wilhelm begging that they stop the calamity while they were on the edge of the abyss. A few months later, most of its leaders had been arrested. Execution by firing squad.

A month later, on 24 Junehe was executed by firing squad. The group’s goal was to create a Greater Serbia that would dominate the Balkans, using violence, sabotage, and political murder if necessary. Yale University Press, Just short time before Milosevic started draguitn wars to submit his neighbours to his will, he sent the Chief of Serbian General Dragutinn to Moscow to consult the Russians.


Retrieved from ” https: This would-be assassin eventually was seized by the crowd and arrested.

I further swear by my God, by my honor and by my life, that I shall keep within myself all the secrets of this organization and carry them with me into my grave. It was a collective blunder by all the major European powers who failed to see the consequences of their vragutin negligible actions. Two days later, a group of Serbian military officers formed a group called Narodna Odbrana National Defense. All official business questions of the organization shall be decided in the sessions of qpis Supreme Central Directorate by a majority of votes.

Three days later the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia. Notify me of new comments via email. He qpis widely across Europe studying various different military tactics and training regimes. The members of the organization as amongst themselves shall not be known to one another. ChiefSerbian military intelligence.

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You use Wikipedia as a source and then draw a conclusion that this guy was the most evil man in history? The Serbs in particular wanted to become a dominant power in the region.

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Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The first world war began with the european powers blindly stumbling towards disaster as a chain of unforeseeable events progressed. He personally organized and participated in the coup against King Alexander and his wife Queen Draga that resulted in their murders, though he was not present when they were killed.

The powerful colonel was removed as chief of intelligence; he served out his remaining period on active duty in the field, as a senior staff officer. The Austrian nobleman saw it coming and batted it away. In Dedijer’s divergent view, young Bosnian students like Gavrilo Princip moved the plot from inception to bloody climax with only incidental help from Apis. The supreme authority is vested in the Supreme Central Directorate with its headquarters at Belgrade.


They were to assassinate the archduke. That is my definition of evil.

Colonel Dragutin Dimitrijevic

Everyone knew these were dangerous times that they lived in, in response, everyone was maneuvering to create alliances, not to start a war, but to force their opponents to consider the scale of the carnage which would follow, so that no one sought to unleash the “dogs of war” because, in light of the horrendous slaughter of the American Civil War, no one knew for sure what the outcome would be.

The Tsar made a personal plea to the Kaiser, to stop the insanity.

Their car drove along a wide avenue called Appel Quay on that warm and sunny summer morning, following the north bank of the River Miljacka. Within a few months, however, another organization—this time called White Hand—had sprung up with similar goals.

History, Myth, and the Destruction of Yugoslavia. On 11 Junethe group stormed the royal palace and killed apiz King Alexander and xpis wife Queen Draga. We aren’t talking about the Serbian government. Born August 17, Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.