Grey Falcon and the Union Man: Miloje Sokić Collection of the Clippings from the American Press 1941-1945 Cover Image

Grey Falcon and the Union Man: Miloje Sokić Collection of the Clippings from the American Press 1941-1945
Grey Falcon and the Union Man: Miloje Sokić Collection of the Clippings from the American Press 1941-1945

Author(s): Alexander Mirkovic
Subject(s): History
Published by: Balkanološki institut - Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti
Keywords: Miloje Sokic; Konstantin Fotitch; Luis Adamic; Ruth Mitchell; Rebecca West; Second World War; Resistance movements; American press; Royal Yugoslav Government in Exile; Partisans; Chetniks; image of women

Summary/Abstract: Miloje Sokic, a journalist whose family owned the Pravdanewspaper, spent war years in the United States, where he gathered a collection of press clippings that illustrate well American attitudes towards the war in the Balkans. The collection reveals enthusiastic support for the Chetniks in the first two years of the war, and then the pendulum swang toward Partisans. In these clipping one can follow two im-migrant groups. The one around Konstantin Fotitch, the Yugoslav Ambassador, nur-tured the image of heroic Serbian resistance as illustrated by Rebecca West and Ruth Mitchell. The other, around Luis Adamic, presented Yugoslav Partisans as a piece of a progressive multi-cultural America in the Balkans. Adamic’s strategy won because it was politically more astute, but also because the immigrants from the former Hab-sburg lands outnumbered those of Serbian origin at a ratio of 3 to 1.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: XLIII
  • Page Range: 221-240
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English