|Native name||Ђорђије Лашић|
|Born||May 5, 1906|
|Died||May 5, 1944(aged 38)|
|Years of service||1924–43|
Đorđe Lašić or Đorđije Lašić (1906—1944) was a military officer of the Royal Yugoslav Army. During the Second World War he participated in the 1941 Uprising in Montenegro as one of the main commanders of insurgents' forces and in collaboration with Axis occupation until his death in 1944.
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World War II
Uprising in Montenegro
At the beginning of June 1941 he met with the other officers of Royal Yugoslav Army to discuss actions against the occupying Axis forces in Montenegro.
After the initial major success, the uprising was suppressed within three weeks. According to Cavallero, most of the insurgent forces were led by former officers of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia until the end of October 1941. The communist bloody rule and policy of Leftist errors they pursued antagonized population of Montenegro and contributed to the split of insurgent forces. Most nationalist commanders took neither side in the sporadic clashes between Italian forces and insurgent forces that became increasingly dominated by Partisans. Lašić went to Ravna Gora in Serbia to meet Chetnik leader Draža Mihailović. In mid-October 1941 Draža Mihailović appointed Lašić as commander of Chetniks in (Old) Montenegro. Although some evidence suggest that nationalist officers advised civilians to take passive attitude toward Italian forces, there is no indication that they were to collaborate with Italians and their governor Alessandro Pirzio Biroli.
In Lijeva Rijeka (former municipality near Podgorica) Lašić established the first Chetnik military organization at the end of November and Chetnik battalion (Battalion of Lijeva Rijeka) at the beginning of December 1941. He was the first commander of this battalion, which was the first Chetnik battalion in Montenegro.
Collaboration with Axis occupation
In the second half of December 1941, Pavle Đurišić and Lašić began the mobilization and establishment of armed units separated from Partisans. By the middle of January 1942 these units were in armed conflict with Partisans. Lašić was heavily wounded when two companies of the Kom Partisan detachment attacked Chetniks in Bare Kraljske (near Kolašin), so the command of Chetnik forces at this sector was transferred to Andrija Vesković.
In period between German capture of Pavle Đurišić on 14 May 1943, during their Case Black operation, and his return from German prison in November 1943, Lašić was the only remaining Chetnik commander in Montenegro. His forces were probably no more than 500 men.
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- Milazzo 1975, p. 44.
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- Pajović 1987, p. 107.
- Milazzo 1975, p. 47.
- Pajković, Đoko (1981). Tokovima revolucije: članci, govori, polemike. Istorijski institut Crne Gore. p. 151. "Доказано је такође да је Лашић крајем новембра исте године формирао прву четничку војну организацију, а почетком децембра и четнички батаљон у Лијевој Ријеци"
- Mihailo Stanišić (2000). Projekti "Velika Srbija". Službeni list SRJ. p. 92.
- Tomašević 1979, p. 192.
- Marković, Lazo (1970). Ivan Milutinović Milutin. Grafički zavod. p. 156.
- Ostojić, Radomir J. (1985). Faze događaja - notorne istine: ("urbi et orbi"). p. 119. "У борби на Баре Краљске био је тешко ран>ен и ма ор ђорђще Лашић, па је команду место Лашића, на том сектору преузео Андрија Весковић."
- Milazzo 1975, p. 164.
- Vojnoistorijski institut (Belgrade, Serbia) (1969). Zbornik Dokumenta. p. 516. "...је 9 четничких официра, од којих мајор Ђорђе Лашић и капетан Лабуд Ивановић."
- Milazzo, Matteo J. (1975). The Chetnik Movement & the Yugoslav Resistance. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-1589-8.
- Pajović, Radoje (1987). Pavle Đurišić (in Serbo-Croatian). Zagreb, Yugoslavia: Centar za informacije i publicitet. ISBN 978-86-7125-006-1.
- Tomasevich, Jozo (1975). War and Revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941–1945: The Chetniks. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-0857-9.
- Tomašević, Jozo (1979). Četnici u Drugom svjetskom ratu: 1941–1945 (in Serbo-Croatian). Sveučilišna naklada Liber.