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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dragutjn It will maintain friendly relations with all the States, nations, organizations, and individual persons who sympathize with Serbia and the Serbian race. Others raise the possibility that Apus Regent Alexander silenced Apis before the colonel apie tie the crown to the Sarajevo bloodshed. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. After inspecting his troops, he and his wife, Sophie, departed by car for city hall.

And it all started with Apis. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. They were to assassinate the archduke. Without him there would never have been a Stalin or a Hitler.

Something of a professional terrorist, many of his intrigues never came to fruition including an attempt in upon the life of the Austro-Hungarian Emperor, Franz Fragutinalthough his high profile successes with Alexander and Ferdinand ensured him of a certain fame. The Serbs in particular wanted to become a dominant power in the region. Whosoever has once entered into the organization can never by any means leave it, nor shall anybody have the authority to accept the resignation of a member.

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It soon became known as “Black Hand. The brilliant and admired officer quickly immersed himself in conspiratorial politics and assassination plots. To me, there was no great war. ChiefSerbian military intelligence. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand evinced none of this by any involved–that is why the conspiracy of Apis triggered worldwide conflagration.

They were found not guilty due to the lack of proof of their involvement in the assassination plot. Thank You for Your Contribution! Its duty will be to see that the resolutions are carried into effect.

We are talking an intelligence officer, who took it upon himself to overthrow his King, to whom he had sworn loyalty, for his own ends, through an organization that he created, The Black Hand. June 24, aged Other question for you, if Austria attacked Serbia for killing Ferdinand why would in the Earth they have attacked France and Russia. Desire for military reform was only one of many interests for Dimitrijevic-Apis. I asked her why, she said because they would mean something to me.

In lateHabsburg authorities were exploring chances for a negotiated peace; some historians hold that Apis’ murder was a sop to Vienna, a precondition for an Austro-Serbian settlement.

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Serbia wanted what they wanted, War which they used to get territory for a Greater Serbia. And that is exactly what he accomplished. BelgradePrincipality of Serbia.

The group thought that Serbia, not Austria, should rule the two annexed provinces. For example, claims that Apis organised the assassination in order to liberate the Serbs from Austro-Hungarian rule, were only cheap excuse, because the Serbs were the minority of population in Croatia and Bosnia.

Down the road less traveled The Most Evil Man in History: Dragutin Dimitrijević

Yet Serbia agreed to all but one where they gave up sovereignty. The Austrians, not the Serbians, began the war. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Everybody was smart enough to fear it. Whether he got the approval of the full Black Hand executive committee is not entirely clear, but a three-member assassination team was dispatched to meet the heir to the Austrian throne during a visit to the city of Sarajevo.


If Apis did plan and help implement the Sarajevo murders, the ensuing European conflagration destroyed his hopes for Serbian expansion at tolerable cost. There were over 16 million deaths and dimitrijevlc million wounded ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.

Email required Address never made public. 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? Was it sheer luck? Due to the lack or resect shown to his father and slight to the royal house in marrying beneath him, dimutrijevic to the king grew. The Supreme Central Directorate shall from time to time control and inspect the work of its own departments.

He was noted to be academically bright in his junior school and at the age of sixteen was sent to the Belgrade military academy.