Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Serbs Choose War by Ruth Mitchell

The Serbs Choose War by Ruth Mitchell. The memoir of Billy Mitchell's [the pioneering airpower theorist] sisters time in Yugoslavia during the second world war. It's claimed that she was the only foreign woman to join the Chetniks. She doesn't actually appear to have achieved anything. She seems to have spent her time wandering around Yugoslavia with a chip on her shoulder [it seems to run in the family] until she's captured by the Gestapo. This was published during the war it comes off as a propaganda piece in support of the Serbs. Interestingly enough the communists are only mentioned twice both times rather dismissively.

Not recommended!

Is available through Abebooks.

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