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Jovan Žižić

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Jovan Žižić
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Jovan Žižić
Born1874
Drobnjak, Principality of Montenegro
Died1941 (aged 66–67)
Pljevlja, Montenegro, Yugoslavia (present-day Republic of Montenegro)
AllegianceMontenegro, Yugoslavia
Years of service1896-1930; 1941
RankCommander
Commands heldDrobnjačko-Uskočka divizija
Battles/warsBattle of Mojkovac, World War I

Jovan Žižić (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Unicode data' not found.) (1874, Drobnjak – 20 January 1941 Pljevlja) was one of the key commanders of the Montenegrin Army in the period before and after the First World War. He commanded the famed Drobnjačko-Uskočka brigade of the Montenegrin army during the Battle of Mojkovac, a sacrificial effort by the Montenegrins to stop the Austrian army and allow the safe retreat of Serbian troops towards Albania.

In 1941, the retired commander Žižić was arrested with his eldest son Milan, by the Italian army that occupied Montenegro during the Second World War. Following their arrest, they were both shot dead in the city of Pljevlja, without trial.

His other son, Veljko, was an active participant in the freedom movement, one of the leaders of the upraising in Bijelo Polje, and JNA army general. Following the war he became the Chief army prosecutor. Consequent to his refusal to persecute partisans under false accusations related to Inforbiro and Tito's split with Stalin, Gen. Veljko Žižić was arrested and sent to Goli Otok, an infamous prison on the Adriatic coast. He was imprisoned there twice, for a total of 12 years, and was the last prisoner released from it.

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