Pavle Đurišić (1909–1945) was a Montenegrin Serb officer of the
Royal Yugoslav Army who became a Chetnik commander during World War II.
He was one of the commanders of the popular uprising against the
Italians in Montenegro in July 1941, then collaborated with the Italians
against the Yugoslav Partisans. In 1943, troops under his command
carried out several massacres against the Muslim population of Bosnia,
Herzegovina and the Sandžak and participated in an anti-Partisan
offensive alongside Italian troops. He was captured by the Germans in
May 1943, escaped and was recaptured. He was released after the Italian
surrender and began collaborating with the Germans and the Serbian
puppet government, creating the Montenegrin Volunteer Corps with German
assistance. In late 1944, he was decorated with the Iron Cross 2nd Class
by the German commander in Montenegro. He was killed by elements of the
Armed Forces of the Independent State of Croatia near Banja Luka after
he was captured in an apparent trap. Đurišić was a very able Yugoslav
Chetnik leader, and his fighting skills were respected by his allies and
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Over the mountains, And over the waves, Over the fountains, And
under the graves; Over the floods that are deepest, Which do Neptune
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