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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]
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Chetnik

[ˈtʃetnɪk]
A. ADJchetnik
B. Nchetnik mf
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Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina A1/2eljko KomA!ic has strongly condemned the gathering of Chetniks of Vojislav A eA!elj in Hrtkovci, Vojvodina (Serbia) over the past weekend.
Caption: Italian soldiers and a group of Yugoslavian Chetniks (pro-Axis Serbian guerillas).
The mission was directed by the 1943 shift in the Churchill government's support for Yugoslavia, from the pro-Royalist Chetniks led by the Anglophile Drazha Mihailovic to the pro-Soviet communist partisans' leader Tito, as advised by the SOE's centre in Cairo.
He headed a resistance movement officially named the Yugoslav Army in the Homeland, better known as Chetniks. Indeed, the unknown author provides us with a few references to his wartime service in Serbia.
There would be no anarchy, hunting in the fog, ethnophulism in the education system, anachronistic ideologies, mythical consciousness, Chetniks and Ustasha, denying of genocide, denying the right to Bosnian language for children in schools ...
Botev was hit by a bullet and died at the foot of the Vola in the western Stara Planina mountains, near the town of Vratsa.The following date, June 2, was officially declared as the Day of Botev and of Those Who Have Perished in the Fight for Bulgaria's Independence.Attempts have been made over the past years to "debunk the myths" about Hristo Botev, by either labeling him "communist" or "terrorist" - or even throwing critical remarks at his "folly" to start an armed fight given the tiny ranks of his "chetniks" (the volunteers who fought along with him).
Theodor joined the resistance movement against the Nazis but fled when he was 20 years old as the royalist Chetniks and Tito's communists wrestled for power after the war.
the Drina martyrs, who were killed by Chetniks and thrown in the river during World War 2.
Already well-connected in Yugoslavia CP circles from his Paris days, Klugmann now played a key role in steering British and Allied support away from the Royalist General Mihailovics Chetniks and towards Tito's Partisans.
La cuestion Serbia encendio la Primera Guerra Mundial, y durante la Segunda, las atrocidades de Ustachis croatas por una parte, y de Chetniks serbios por la otra; dejaron bien fresca una tradicion de agravios y de sangre.
(121) Not only were the Chetniks involved in repressing Croats during World War II, but more recently their "successors," led by Vojslav Seselj, were actively involved in the Serb-Croat post-Yugoslav secession wars.
More and more, the Balkans were dominated by various guerilla groups: communists, republicans, monarchists ...nationalist Chetniks (whose aim was a greater Serbia, not a restored Yugoslavia) and Josip Broz Tito's Communists in Croatia, Serbia, and other parts of the former Yugoslavia."