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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Evil only leads to further evil. Ever thought that he may have been doing what he sensed was his duty for the greater good? Only in cases of the execution of broader revolutionary movements will they depend upon the approval of the Supreme Central Directorate.

The next six weeks were a diplomatic catastrophe. The brilliant and admired officer quickly immersed himself in conspiratorial dragufin and assassination plots.

Three days later the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia. For hundreds of years the Turkish Ottoman Empire had ruled the region, but by the beginning of the twentieth century, the Ottoman influence had begun to fade.

Black Hand’s role in starting World War I was not recognized for many years; there is little doubt, however, that its act of terror pushed Europe into war. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.

Among the crowds lining Appel Quay were six of the seven assigned assassins. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. The Supreme Central Directorate shall from time to time control and inspect the work of its own departments. Tension rose in the army and in early a plot arose to assassinate the king and queen.

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An ardent nationalist – the English translation of the Black Hand society was ‘Union or Death’ Ujedinjenje ili Smrt – Dimitrijevic dedicated his life to the Greater Serbia cause, even while he served within the Serbian military as chief of the intelligence department. School period Add photo.


When Serbia started the war, they were submitted under international sanctions. Email required Address never made public. Inthe Austro-Hungarian empire decided to annex join to itself two Balkan provinces just south of its borders: Also in June of that year, Black Hand was formally outlawed. Apis acted entirely in Serbia’s interest, the rest of the world be damned.

Crna Ruka resented the civilian government and was involved in the promotion of nationalism in Serbia, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in Macedonia.

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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. I am impressed with amount of ignorance in this text and yours.

On 11 Junethe group stormed the royal palace and killed both King Alexander and his wife Queen Draga. He broke that oath, acting like Bolsheviks would only a few years later. Education Serbian Military Academy Serbia.

In order that he may devote himself entirely to the work of the organization, the Secretary’s salary and expenses shall be provided by the Supreme Central Directorate. Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist….

I can remember seeing a cartoon from the ‘s, which showed Europe as powder keg, with the Balkans as a lit fuse.

With the rest of the army, he marched over the mountains to the Adriatic, rested on Corfu, and returned to action in Salonika. Around, in a circle, there is the following inscription, reading from left to right: Apis lit the fuse, sent Princip to kill the Grand Duke, got what he wanted and 20, died. ThessalonikiKingdom of Greece.

King Aleksandar and Queen Draga were shot and their bodies mutilated and disemboweled and thrown from a second floor window of the palace onto piles of garden manure lying below. He was also the leader of the Black Hand group responsible for the assassination of Franz Fer. Thank You for Your Contribution! The first world war began with the european powers blindly stumbling towards disaster as a chain of unforeseeable events progressed.


Soon thereafter the conspirators succeeded in bringing the army under their control. I am not planning to go into lengthy discussions of all different precursors and factors which have predicted the imminence of this tragic war, some going as far back as early ‘s with unification of Germany and Bismark’s realpolitik.

Recently, we have witnessed Russian aggression against Ukraine, proving again that Russian expansionism is not only theory, but fact. Maybe you’ll learn something He entered the Serbian Military Academy in and compiled a glittering academic record.

His drayutin misfortune was, that his fuse burned through faster than the others. Some people got it even then. Every member shall support the organization by his weekly contributions. Thank you for your feedback.

For the purpose of ensuring a more efficient discharge of business, the Supreme Central Directorate shall be divided into sections, according to the nature of the work.

I asked her why, she said because they would mean something to me.

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The man called for a ‘preventive’ war against Serbia a grand total of twenty-five times since !! Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. In the organization the members shall dimitrijrvic registered and known by their respective numbers.