Marshal of Yugoslavia
Marshal of Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croatian: Maršal Jugoslavije / Маршал Југославије; Slovene: Maršal Jugoslavije; Macedonian: Маршал на Југославија, romanized: Maršal na Jugoslavija) was the highest rank of the Yugoslav People's Army (equivalent to field marshal), and, simultaneously, a Yugoslav honorific title.
|Marshal of Yugoslavia|
Shoulder boards of the rank of Marshal of Yugoslavia for the Ground Forces, used 1947–1951.
|Service branch||Yugoslav People's Army|
|Rank||Six-star rank, Five-star rank (since 1974)|
|NATO rank code||OF-11, OF-10 (since 1974)|
|Non-NATO rank||O-12, O-11 (before 1974)|
|Formation||November 29, 1943|
|Abolished||May 4, 1980|
|Next higher rank||None|
|Next lower rank||General|
History of the rankEdit
The only person to ever hold the rank of "Marshal of Yugoslavia" was Josip Broz Tito, with the term "Marshal" becoming synonymous with his name in Yugoslavia. He received it at the second session of AVNOJ in the Bosnian town of Jajce on November 29, 1943, and held it until his death on May 4, 1980. Understanding the propaganda effects uniforms had on the general population, Tito had more than 70 different marshal uniforms.
Adjutants to the Marshal of YugoslaviaEdit
|1||1943–1945||Major Boško Čolić|
|2||1945–1962||Colonel general Milan Žeželj|
|3||1962–1966||Major general Luka Božović|
|4||1966–1971||Lieutenant general Đuka Balenović|
|5||1971–1973||Major general Anđelko Valter|
|6||1973–1977||Lieutenant general Marko Rapo|
|7||1977–1979||Vice admiral Tihomir Vilović|
|8||1979–1980||Counter admiral Zvonimir Kostić|
The first Marshal uniform from the National Liberation War.
- "Josip Broz Tito: Chronology Part Two". Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
- "Marshall uniform". muzej-jugoslavije.org. The Museum of Yugoslavia. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
- Matović, D. (25 July 2014). "Tito čovek sa stilom". novosti.rs (in Serbian). Kompanija Novosti. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
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