Aleksandar Blagojević

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Aleksandar Blagojević
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Aleksandar Blagojević was a Serbian Army major [1]who participated in the Struggle for Macedonia, the Balkan Wars and the Great War. He fought in World War I as commander of the guerilla units. He is a veteran of Lutra, Bizerte and Corfu.[2]

In Chetnik action he was a voivode and chief of the Mountain Staff (1906-1907). He continued to be active in organizing the National-Revolutionary Youth, particularly after the Bosnian Crisis by Austria-Hungary which threatened Serbian sovereignty. In the Balkan Wars of 1912, he was in command of a battalion, and in 1913 he was the commander of all the volunteer units. The following year in the Great War, he was in command of frontier security and the railway from Bregalnica to Gevgelija. Before the retreat over the Albanian mountain range in late 1915, he stood with his units (strength of a regiment) in defence of the retreating army. On the Macedonian front in 1918, he scouts the Serbian Air Force, History of the Serbian Air Force (First Serbian Squadron).[2]

When he retired from the military, he was a newspaper reporter who often criticized King Alexander I of Yugoslavia.[3][4]. He was also a disciple of Stojan Protić and often organized his political campaigns.


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