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Spiro Moisiu was born in 1900 in the small town of Kavaja in the family Moisiu from flowing and great and famous actor Alexander Moisiu. Spiro was orphaned at a very young age, after his father was killed in 1913 by rebel forces seeking the overthrow of the government of Vlora headed by Ismail Kemali. After finishing a school in Kavaja and Durres, from 1918-1919, he completed a course of several months in the officers school in Tirana. A year later Moisiu took part in the forces who were assigned to protect the Congress of Lushnja. Uprising of June in 1924, Spiro aligned itself with the forces of Fan Noli. In December 1924, after the advent of Zog to power, Moisiu was not away abroad as much others Fanolists, but he stayed in Albania and benefited from the amnesty of Zog for the majority of those who participated in the June Movement towerd the govennement.
Military Monarchy of Zog [edit | edit source]
In 1925 Prime Minister Ahmet brought again to Spiro Moisiu the titled officer of National Army. Military career of Moses, came into prominence after years of 1935 when he finished the military school of Officers in Tirana leaed by Prenk Pervizi, with good results, where on the 43 participants he was ranked first by taking the rank of simple captain. Throughout the period of Monarchy of Zog, Moisiu served military duty in several districts of the country and in 1935 at uprising of Fier , he was found alongside the faithful officers that oppressed the revolt. On the 25th anniversary of Independence, in 1937, he was promoted major. In April 1939 when Italy head the fascist aggression against Albania, Major Spiro Moisiu served in the office of the Commander of the Border in Shkodra. Seeing the bad stream of the evenements that Albanian ports was conquered in two hours, it was not able to do anything. He continued to stay in the Albanian army that Italians kept it like before.
Greek-Italian War [edit | edit source]
At the end of 1940 Major Moisiu commandant of Battalion "Tomorri", he was sent to participate in the Greek-Italian war in the regiment of Colonel Prenk Pervizi. After an incident where a Albanian unit it was decimated, the colonel Pervizi protested at Italian command, that the Albanian army does not become cannon fodder. And with Moisiu and Albanian headquarters, it was decided the abandon the front war by Albanian troops. Moisiu was subordinate to Colonel Pervizi and enforce the order of the withdrawn of the battalion "Tomorri" in safe positions without damaging any soldier. This brought a great military defeat to Italy, That led to the occupation of the city of Korca by the Greeks. Italian command decide a trial against Moisiu, but Colonel Prenk Pervizi bravely opposed the Italians, that in this trial does be including the entire Albanian commandos with him in the head. The Italians did not dare to do this, fearing the unexpected turmoil and were satisfied with the removal of Albanian troops from that front. The colonel Prenk Pervizi with his staff and part of soldiers was isolated in the mountains of Puka, while the battalion of Moisiu in Laç, in a field near cluster.
Communist dictatorship [edit | edit source]
After any time major Moisiu was appointed in Shijak and later in Lushnje, where in 1943 after the capitulation of Italy, he joins at the communist forces. With this action the Communists gave him the General Staff Command on rank of Major General, to give the people a patriotic image of their struggle. With Spiro Moisiu as Commander in Chief, everyone thought that in addition to the task he would be elected even prime minister of the Provisional Government. But in fact happened that Enver Hoxha concentrated all functions in his hands, as prime minister, Commander in chief of the Army and General Commissar of the communist party. Spiro Moisiu after two years in that high position, was sit in the rank of a simple deputy and as head of recruitment office, and after as chairman of hunter’s Association. Here family consists of wife Aspasia and three children, Alfred, Arqileja Jolanda, that during the war years they had no problem and has lived quietly in Tirana. As regards relations with Prenk Pervizi he maintained his friendship and respect. When Pervizi stay fugitive in the mountains, he took the surrender of his family, not to be subjected to harm, in April 1945. With these evidences fulfill the true biography of his, that although the circumstances of the war, he joined the Communists, he was always a true patriot.