The Chetniks kill a Serbian peasant suspected of having links with partisans.
In each detachment of the Chetniks there were so-called “kolyachs” (from the Serbian verb “kolat” to cut), that is, the executioners who eliminated the partisans of Josip Broz Tito and in general those suspected of sympathizing with the communists. The execution was carried out exclusively with cold weapons. Later, in 1944, the Chetniks also dealt with the captured Soviet soldiers and officers of the Red Army.
Picture taken somewhere in Herzegovina. It appeared at the trial against the commander-in-chief of the Chetnik units of General D. Mikhailovich in 1946.
Photo date: 1943