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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Radovan Kusovac papers
    Dates: 1906-1953
    Collection Number: 2010C52
    Creator: Kusovac, Radovan, 1886-1945.
    Collection Size: 1 oversize box (0.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The papers describe Kusovac's military career in the Russian Military Academy, the Imperial Body-Guard 3rd Infantry Regiment in Russia, and the Balkan Wars. Materials also describe the Austro-Hungarian government's role in a protest to the Montenegrin government regarding a Turkish vessel's attack on Serbian soldiers in Albania during February 1913.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In Serbo-Croatian, Russian and German

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Radovan Kusovac papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1886 Born, Začir, near Cetinje, Montenegro
    1906 Entered the Military Academy at St. Petersburg
    1912-1913 Served in the Balkan Wars as a Montenegrin officer in the Royal Yugoslav Army
    2 April 1916 Joined the Headquarters of the St. Petersburg Russian Military District, enlisted in the Body-Guard 3rd Infantry Regiment
    9 April 1916 Appointed as junior officer of the 7th Company in the Body-Guard 3rd Infantry Regiment
    1 May 1916 Became a Russian citizen, served as commanding officer of the 8th Company, Body-Guard 3rd Infantry Regiment
    15 July 1916 Became shell-shocked in a battle against Germany and was evacuated
    1917 Promoted to captain, then colonel in the Russian army. Decorated with the "Order of St. Stanislav 2nd class with sword" and the "Order of St. George 4th class" for his military achievements
    1918 Returned from Russia, served in the Royal Yugoslav Army
    26 May 1919 Decorated with the Order of "Prince Danilo I, 4th class" and with the Order of the "Obilic Medal," the highest military decoration of the Kingdom of Montenegro
    1941 Joined the Serbian Nationalist movement, under the command of general Mihailović, and fought against the Communists and Tito
    January 1945 Captured and executed by Tito's army

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers describe Kusovac's military career in the Russian Military Academy, the Imperial Body-Guard 3rd Infantry Regiment in Russia, and the Balkan Wars. Materials also describe the Austro-Hungarian government's role in a protest to the Montenegrin government regarding a Turkish vessel's attack on Serbian soldiers in Albania during February 1913.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Balkan Peninsula--History--War of 1912-1913.
    World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Eastern Front.
    Russia. Armiia--Officers.