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Miloš Vasić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Васић) (February 27, 1859 – October 20, 1935) was a Serbian general who commanded the Serbian 3rd Army in World War I.

General

Miloš Vasić
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Born(1859-02-27)February 27, 1859
Nemenikuće near Belgrade, Principality of Serbia
DiedOctober 20, 1935(1935-10-20) (aged 76)
Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Allegiance Serbia
 Yugoslavia
Service/branchSerbian Army
Royal Yugoslav Army
Years of service1880–1903
1912–1913
1914–1923
RankDivisional General
Battles/warsFirst Balkan War
Second Balkan War
World War I
AwardsOrder of the Star of Karađorđe

BiographyEdit

Miloš Vasić fought as a volunteer in the Serbian–Ottoman War (1876–1878), and then studied at the military academy between 1880 and 1883. He fought as a Second lieutenant in the Serbo-Bulgarian War (1885). After this war, he had several functions at the Army headquarters. In 1897 he became military attaché in Bulgaria, and between July 1900 and April 1901 he was Minister of Defense of Serbia. During that time he created military rank Field Marshal which was new in Serbian army. After the Coup of May 1903, he retired from public life.

At the outbreak of the Balkan Wars (1912-1913), he was recalled to duty and became liaison officer with the Greek Army. In July 1914 he was appointed head of the Branicevski detachment and on Augustus 30 1914 of the Second Danube Division. In the first months of 1916, when Živojin Mišić was hospitalized in France, he became temporary commander of the Serbian 1st Army. After this he returned to Greece as liaison officer.

On August 14, 1916 he replaced Pavle Jurišić Šturm at the head of the Serbian 3rd Army, until it was disbanded on 28 March 1917. Then he was sent as liaison officer to Italy, where he remained until the end of the War.

After the war, he was involved in the discussions with Italy on the Dalmatian Question and was again Minister of Defense between January and November 1922.

Miloš Vasić died in Belgrade in 1935.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bjelajac 2004, p. 298-299.

LiteratureEdit

  • Bjelajac, Mile S. (2004). Generals and admirals of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia from 1918 to 1941. Institute for Recent History of Serbia. ISBN 86-7005-039-0.
Government offices
Preceded by
Milivoje Petrović Blaznavac
Minister of Defence
1900–1901
Succeeded by
Božidar Janković