Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Zarko Rista Popovic Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1917-1980
Creator: Popovic, Zarko Rista, 1896-1989
Collection Number: 75108
Number of Containers: 4 manuscript boxes
1.6 linear feet
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The papers include diaries, correspondence, reports, memoranda, and clippings, relating to Yugoslav-Soviet relations, the
Yugoslav coup d'état of 1941 March 27, relations of the Yugoslav Government-in-Exile with the United States and Great Britain,
Draža Mihailović and the Yugoslav resistance movement during World War II, dissension within the Yugoslav resistance movement
(especially as expressed in the so-called Cairo affair of 1942), and postwar Yugoslav émigré politics. Includes diaries, in
Russian, for 1917-1931 and 1941-1975.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection open for research.
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[Identification of item], Zarko Rista Popovic Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.
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||Born, Belgrade, Serbia
||Attended Cadet School in Odessa, Russia. Graduated Military Academy (Artillery) in Petrograd, Russia
||Served Serbian army in Serbia; twice wounded in action
||Member of the Serbian military mission in Sofia, Bulgaria
||Attended the Ecole supérieure de guerre in Paris, France
||Served with a regiment in the Yugoslav Army, deployed to the general staff college in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
||General staff officer on various assignments with the Yugoslav army, including a detail as Aide de Camp to His Majesty King
Alexander of Yugoslavia
||Military attaché in Rome, Italy
||Chief of staff for an infantry division in Yugoslavia
||Director of intelligence, general staff, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
||Military Attaché in Moscow, U.S.S.R.
||Director of intelligence, Yugoslav Force in Egypt
||Expelled from the Yugoslav Military after the Yugoslav army "Cairo Affair"
||Commissioned by British military authority; served as Colonel with the British Forces in the Middle East in Egypt
||Co-partner and chief translator at a translating office in London
||Worked as an inspector with a South African insurance company in Nairobi, Kenya
Scope and Content of Collection
The papers document events following World War II, reflecting primarily on the Yugoslav coup d'état of 27 March 1941, relations
of the Yugoslav government-in-exile with the United States and Great Britain, the resistance movement, and dissension within
the Yugoslav military (especially as expressed in the "Cairo Affair" of 1942), as well as developments in the Yugoslav army
in the Middle East and postwar Yugoslav émigré politics. Includes diaries, in Russian, for the years 1917 to 1931 and 1941
The papers also include material on Draža Mihailović and the Yugoslav resistance movement during World War II as well as a
considerable number of records that provide insight into Yugoslav foreign relations, particularly Yugoslav-Soviet relations.
The collection is organized into five series: Correspondence, Diaries, Speeches and writings, Subject file, and Yugoslav Military
Attaché in the Soviet Union office file.
Mihailović, Draža, 1893-1946.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Governments in exile.
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.
World War, 1939-1945--Yugoslavia.
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--Yugoslavia.
Yugoslavia--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
Yugoslavia--History--Coup d'etat, 1941.
Yugoslavia--History--Axis occupation, 1941-1945.