Chetnik


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Chetnik

(ˈtʃɛtnɪk; tʃɛtˈniːk)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a Serbian nationalist belonging to a group that fought against the Turks before World War I and engaged in guerrilla warfare during both World Wars
2. (Military) a Serbian nationalist belonging to a group that fought against the Turks before World War I and engaged in guerrilla warfare during both World Wars
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of a Serbian nationalist paramilitary group fighting to retain Serbian influence in the countries which formerly constituted Yugoslavia
4. (Military) a member of a Serbian nationalist paramilitary group fighting to retain Serbian influence in the countries which formerly constituted Yugoslavia
[from Serbian četnik, from četa troop]
Translations

Chetnik

[ˈtʃetnɪk]
A. ADJchetnik
B. Nchetnik mf
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One day I was taken by the Chetnik militia who collaborated with the Germans.
The novella, "Behind the Veil of Darkness," deals with the unbelievably rocky road of a fellow chetnik fighter against the partisans, who, though very young, went through many battles as well as the imprisonment and torture to which the victorious partisans had subjected him.
Officials of the Orthodox Church collaborated with the occupying authorities, and with a significant part of priests who were close to the Chetnik movement, which officially collaborated with the occupiers.
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He set up a revolutionary government, won the support of the Allies, established the postwar regime and executed the Chetnik leader, Draza Mihailovic.
This revisionism, incidentally, leads logically to an entirely new vision of World War II; there are already signs of it in this book, notably in the authors' greater sympathy, in the chapter dealing with Yugoslavia, for the Chetnik Col.
Civil servant Peter Chetnik told his parents terrorists were going to kill him and he needed the cash to pay their ransom.
The airmen were warned that if they landed in territory controlled by the anti-communist Yugoslav general Draza Mihailovic and his Chetnik guerilla army, they could expect to be turned over to the Nazis with their ears cut off.
But bachelor Peter Chetnik, 30, drank away over pounds 3,000 on a bender with his girlfriend at a beach paradise in Thailand.
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