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A fact from World War II: 

The Serbs have saved more than 600 American Fliers


As the merciless and savage NATO attacks go on unabated it is politically correct to forget the due that America has toward the Serbian people. Let us remind you:

During WWII the Serbian Royalist guerrilla movement, led by General Draza Mihajlovich, have saved more than 600 American fliers. To this day, the "Halyard Operation" remains the largest one-time rescue of Americans from behind enemy lines in American history.

In Time-Life book, the series on World War II, entitled: "Partisans and Guerrillas", published in 1978, on page 188, you can see some of the rescued American fliers:


On page 189, of the same book you will find the following quote referring to the above photograph:

American fliers, shot down over Yugoslavia, catch up on their sleep in a hayloft after being rescued by the [Serbian royalist] Chetniks. DURING THE WAR SOME *600* [SIX HUNDRED!] AMERICANS WERE RESCUED BY THE CHETNIKS AT GREAT PERSONAL RISK. "Our guides told us in all sincerity," said one of the fliers, that the GERMANS EXECUTED FIVE OF THEIR PEOPLE FOR FAILURE TO DISCLOSE OUR WHEREABOUTS."

"Their people" means that the Serbs have watched their neighbors, their girlfriends, their parents or their own children being shot - but they would make this painful, impossible sacrifice - to save these great men; these dear allies.

America boasts about its great sense of morality. Is any of it left?

The last American Ambassador to ex-Yugoslavia (who was also an active participant in anti-Serb bigoted campaigns) Mr. Warren Zimmermann, in a moment of candor said:

"Serbs are a naturally talented and ebullient people with an instinctive LIKING FOR AMERICANS that is based partly on a shared garrulity and partly on a military alliance spanning both world wars."

(The above quote is from: "Foreign Affairs", issue March/April 1995, page 3, "Origins of the Catastrophe").

What should the Serbs, what should the WORLD think about America now?


Please, follow this link to read what Major Richard L. Felman, one of the rescued aviators had to say about the Serbs. His speech is part of Congressional Record.


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Last revised: April 27, 1999