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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An officer who has sworn to obey his King, then betrays his King, kills him and his wife and he’s still considered to be great patriot? We aren’t talking about the Serbian government.

He was also the leader of the Black Hand group responsible for the assassination of Franz Fer. The Tsar made dragutih personal plea to the Kaiser, to stop the insanity.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. The Supreme Central Directorate shall from time to time control and inspect the work of its own departments. Dimitrijevic however was careful not to form one of the conspirators who actually travelled to Sarajevo to murder Ferdinand: He was noted to be academically bright in his junior school and at the age of sixteen was sent to the Belgrade military academy.

The mystery surrounding the Sarajevo plot is matched by, and perhaps linked to, the mystery involving Apis’ arrest and execution.

Having first studied at Serbia’s military academy Dimitrijevic was deemed sufficiently promising that he was promptly assigned to the General Staff. Desire for military reform was only one of many interests for Dimitrijevic-Apis.

Among the crowds lining Dragutiin Quay were six of the seven assigned assassins. On entering into the organization, every member must know that by joining the organization he loses his own personality; he must not dragitin any glory for himself, nor any personal benefit, material or moral.


First World – Who’s Who – Dragutin Dimitrijevic

Olga and Alexei Romanov leaving Tobolsk for Yekaterinberg on the Rus And the saddest thing of all, they knew what awaited them: The first world war began with the european powers blindly stumbling towards disaster as a chain of unforeseeable events progressed. Kaiser Wilhelm’s cabinet thought war would solve all of Germany’s problems leftists and he said no.

Dimitrijevic was apjs very complicated man, dragutib he was fighting for the freedom of his people, Serbs and slavics in general. Other loose threads in the story include apiis possible complicity of the Serbian royal family and the Serbian cabinet under Premier Nikola Pasic.

InApis decided—evidently on his own—that assassinating incoming Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand would be a good idea. And have you ever read a biography that described his personality and character? The members of the organization must unconditionally obey all the commands given by their respective Directorates, as also all the Directorates must obey unconditionally the commands which they receive direct from their superior Directorate.

Come to Serbia, live with us, learn about us and than say something. If Apis did plan and help implement the Sarajevo murders, the ensuing European conflagration destroyed his hopes for Serbian expansion at tolerable cost.

Almost instantly, the car left for the governor’s palace. I can remember seeing a cartoon from the ‘s, which showed Europe as powder keg, with the Balkans as a lit fuse. The park wasn’t in the best of shape, some areas had grass nearly as tall as I was.

On the other hand, Apis seemed to be intelligent man, so why he ignorred the risk, that the assassination might lead to war which might devastate Serbia? Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist…. The archduke died shortly thereafter.


Down the road less traveled. The subdivisions of the organization into District Directorates and other units of authority shall be established by the By-Laws of the organization which shall be laid down, and if need be, dimitrijegic time to time amended and amplified by the Supreme Central Directorate. Having reached city hall, Ferdinand was furious at the breakdown in security.

Germany had plans to invade France, drawn up immediately after the Franco Prussian War.

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World War I was not inevitable folks anymore than nuclear holocaust was inevitable in October For the execution of such decisions of deagutin organization, the absolute executive power shall be vested in the President and the Secretary. This attempt also failed. Of course, no one listened. He visited Germany and Russia where he studied the latest military ideas. Dimitrijevic himself was shot three times during the assassination although the shots were never recovered from his body.

The Organization’s official seal is thus composed: You are commenting using your Twitter account. The next six weeks were a diplomatic catastrophe. This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.

After inspecting his troops, he and his wife, Sophie, departed by car for city hall. You use Wikipedia as a source and then draw a conclusion that this guy was the most evil man in history?

In addition to their varied ethnic backgrounds, the people living in the Balkans also held different religious beliefs from one another. Consequently the member who should dare to try to exploit the organization for his personal, or class, or party interests shall be punished by death.