Category Archives: History

FULL CIRCLE – My Dad, a Volunteer in WWI

❤ To mark the centenary of the ARMISTICE of 1918 that ended WWI on 11 November, I am thrilled to announce I managed to self-publish my book this year! I nearly gave up twice. The main headache was formatting, but … Continue reading

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For Anzac Day 2018 – 25 April

❤ I made this collage for my profile photo on Facebook to celebrate Anzac Day this year. In the group photo my dad, Lt Col Dr Bogdan Stojic, is easily recognisable in his Yugoslav uniform. These are the brave POW doctors … Continue reading

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Vasilije Vasiljević – Bogdan’s Illustrious Great Grandfather

Vasilije Vasiljević – Bogdan’s Illustrious Great Grandfather This is a chapter from the memoir “My Dad, Volunteer in WWI”. If you wish, you can see the previous chapters starting here.   Bogdan was born in Delnice, a small village in … Continue reading

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The Battle of Kolubara – My Dad, Volunteer in WWI

* Excerpt from “My Dad, Volunteer in WWI”, a memoir in the making. The previous instalment can be seen here. * While Bogdan worked in Niš, the Serbian Army retreated from Gučevo, the mountain ridge, to the right bank of … Continue reading

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The 5th Red Cross Hospital in Niš, Serbia, 1914-1915

  Excerpt from “My Dad, Volunteer in WW1”. Abridged. Previous instalments can be seen here and here and here. * After his defection from the Austro-Hungarian Army at Mount Gučevo, Bogdan was sent to serve in the military hospital in … Continue reading

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Growing Up IN The 1940s – Life on the Farm – World War II

This year we are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two. It was such a long time ago. I’m trying to remember what it was like for me in those turbulent years of War, and what … Continue reading

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Anzac Centenary ~ 1915-2015

April 25,  2015   On 25th April, the day of the landings at Gallipoli, I want to remember the young volunteers from Australia and New Zealand who put their lives on the line to fight the brave fight a hundred years ago. My father, Bogdan Stojić, … Continue reading

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Growing Up In The 1940s

  This year we are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two. It was such a long time ago. I’m trying to remember what it was like for me in those turbulent years of War, and … Continue reading

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The Battle of Drina, October 1914, WWI

Bogdan Stojic, medical student at Graz University, Austria * (This is an excerpt from “My Dad, Volunteer in WWI”, a memoir I intend to finish soon). * “It was a sunny day, five o’clock in the afternoon on 4 October … Continue reading

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The Battle of Cer, Serbia, WWI

Today Serbia is celebrating the centenary of the Battle of Cer. The Battle of Cer was the first victory of the Allies, which occurred after the first Austro-Hungarian invasion of Serbia in late July 1914, when Belgrade came under heavy … Continue reading

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