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Author:
Michael Lees
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978-0151959105
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0151959102
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Harcourt; 1st edition (August 1, 1990)
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Lees indicts the British Secret Service for turning the tide toward Tito and against the non-Communist resistance .

Lees indicts the British Secret Service for turning the tide toward Tito and against the non-Communist resistance leader General Draza Mihailovic, who was executed by Tito in 1946. Lees's involvement in some of these events adds an element of high drama to this study, and this unsettling work will cast serious doubt on all previous histories of this period, such as Walter Roberts's Tito, Mihailovic, and the Allies ( LJ 2/1/73).

The Rape of Serbia book. Recounts how the British were tricked into supporting Tito by Michael Lees.

THE RAPE OF SERBIA The British Role in Tito's Grab for Power, 1943-1944. Now comes Michael Lees, a British officer during World War II with impeccable credentials as a guerrilla fighter on the side of the doomed Mihailovic

THE RAPE OF SERBIA The British Role in Tito's Grab for Power, 1943-1944. 384 pp. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Now comes Michael Lees, a British officer during World War II with impeccable credentials as a guerrilla fighter on the side of the doomed Mihailovic. He offers fresh and astonishing material in "The Rape of Serbia," culled from long-secret files that turned up in the Public Records Office in London. What makes this material relevant now is that Serbia is troubled again.

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The Rape of Serbia: The British Role in Tito's Grab for Power . British Special Operations Explored: Yugoslavia in Turmoil, 1941–1943, and the British Response.

The Rape of Serbia: The British Role in Tito's Grab for Power, 1943-1944. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. Ron Goulart's Great History of Comic Books: The Definitive Illustrated History from the 1890s to the 1980s. Boulder, CO: East European Monographs/New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.

Michael Lees, The Rape of Serbia: The British Role in Tito’s Grab for Power 1943–1944 (San Diego and New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990). 2. Hrvoje Matković, Svetozar Pribičević: Ideolog - stranački vođa - emigrant (Zagreb: Hrvatska sveučilište naklada, 1995), pp. 185–225.

Excerpt from: Michael Lees THE RAPE OF SERBIA, The British role in Tito’s Grab for Power 1943-1944 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1990 ISBN 0-15-195910-2. Kicevska street, Belgrade. QUOTE, pp 301-302: The theory is that strikes by Western Allied aircraft of the Balkan Air Force were called down specifically against Serbian towns and villages, cynically choosing Serbian Orthodox religious holidays for the bombing. It is an undeniable fact that there was carpet bombing of Belgrade for three consecutive days coinciding with the Orthodox Easter in April 1944, the. Roberts, Walter R. Tito, Mihailovic and the Allies, 1941-1945. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1973. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990.

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Recounts how the British were tricked into supporting Tito
  • Thanks to Michael Lees for capturing this valuable piece of history. Timeless lessons to be gleaned from the book. Texas Cavalry

  • Wordy, rambling and full of irrelevant information. It does however reveal exactly what happened in the Balkans to cause the continuing unrest present ever since the 1940s - in short a cadre of headstrong British idiots convinced the war criminal in Downing Street to support the wrong group of anti-Nazis.

  • Michael Lees presents his rather one-sided review of events in wartime Yugoslavia during 1943 and 1944, during which he was attached to Chetnik forces under general Mihailovic as British liaison officer, and during which he performed acts of sabotage. His role here was obviously daring and laudable.
    However, his review of events of the time is too full of bias and conspiracy theories. His obvious dislike for the communist partisans under Tito colours his entire review. It renders Lees incapable of recognising any merit of the efforts of the partisan struggle, and similarly makes him overlook the crimes and overall poor performance of the Chetniks in general and Mihailovic in particular. Lees obviously did not have access to, and did not seek, evidence for Mihailovic's cooperation with some of the other royalists, including the Nazi puppet administrator in Belgrade Nevic. Lees will go so far to admit that Mihailovic managed his communications poorly, which is clearly an understatement.
    On page 87 Lees claims that "most of the fighting against the Axis by the Partisans took place in the legendary Axis "offensives" - when the Partisans were on the run and had little choice but to shoot back". Considering that Yugoslavia liberated itself (with help from the allies) after the harsh German reprisals, Lees' statements are situated between the insulting and the patently ridiculous.
    Lees does provide evidence for the switch of support of the British from Mihailovic to Tito, and that this systematically driven by some of the players on the other players on the Balkans theatre, whom Lees doesn't mind badmouthing along the way. Yes the communists under Tito obviously managed their relations with the allies much better, and yes, Churchill got roped in and came to regret that, but it seems much more likely that the switch towards the partisans was driven by the realities on the ground rather than by a leftist conspiracy at Cairo MO4.
    With all due respect for his wartime role, his bias harms his book severely. His rambling, repetitive tone does not help, and makes one wonder what his editors were doing before publishing this book.
    The good parts of the book are Lees' descriptions of his relations with the Chetniks and his acts of sabotage. Hence the third star for a book that is actually difficult to digest due to its poor writing style. Lees seemed to have major problems maintaining his chronology, and so the book is repetitive to the point of being tiring. 341 pages of hard work for the reader.
    Without any communist sympathies, even Milovan Djilas' account in 'Wartime', which Lees refers to at times, seems more balanced than this book.

  • Michael Lees had a unique prespective on the wars which raged in former Yugoslavia in WWII. As a British SOE officer assigned to work with the Serbian Chetnik guerillas, he witnessed first hand their military efforts at disrupting German supply lines and in attacking large German units. He builds a convincing case, now proven by official British historians, that the British were duped by Communist moles in SOE to switch their support to Tito and his Communist Partisans - bitter foes of the Chetniks. Lees attacks what he calls the "received wisdom" which for years stated that Chetniks eventually "collaborated". In fact, Lees meticulous research of formerly classified British and American documents concludes the exact opposite. A tremendous contribution to a poorly understood theatre of World War II.

  • A rare book which actually looks at all sides of a balkan conflict....one of the rare 90's books of yugoslavia which does not plainly chastize serbs... or the chetniks...a must read for anyone interseted or curious in this particular theatre of the second world war... an eye opener... a true gem

  • Serbia is not the only country made or distroyed by an assistance of foreigners. What makes this book so exceptional is that it has been written out of first-hand field soldier experience combined by careful historical examination of World War II records by the same author. It is a perfect example of how a handful of Stalin's agents managed to hand over to communists a country whose people were anything but communists. It is convincingly written, supported by clear facts. I pay the greatest of respect to Mr.Michael Lees upon his integrity, courage and the resulting, soothing thruth coming out of this very insightful book. Mr.Lees was not a saloon historian who is making his own compilation book ( like most of books about Serbia available at this moment of time), The Rape of Serbia represents a Mr.Lees marvelous creation. When one can learn how easily it was cheated then, one is better prepared to recognise it happening right now.