In the summer of 1944 the Yugoslav Army in the Homeland, also known as Chetniks, assembled in Serbia and made possible the rescue of over 500 downed Allied airmen. Known as Operation Halyard, the rescue mission was downplayed for decades in order not to unduly irritate Yugoslavia’s Communist authorities. Since then, much information about that mission has come to light. This short video is of particular interest because it features reminiscences of some of the last living participants. It is in English and Serbian, with subtitles.


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