Category Archives: WWI

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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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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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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Anzac Biscuits – Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

2015 is the ANZAC Centenary year, so I’ve chosen for this post fresh, crunchy, delicious and nutritious ANZAC Biscuits, sent by mothers, sisters, wives and sweethearts to soldiers in WWI. They were all volunteers as was my father in the … Continue reading

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Romancing Tatyana Firsova – Friday Writing Essential, November 21, 2014: Youthful Memories

My Dad’s Youthful Memories   (This is an excerpt from “My Dad, Volunteer in WWI”, a memoir I intend to finish, hopefully, by the end of 2015.) Bogdan Stojić, medical student at Graz University, was conscripted into the Austro-Hungarian Army … 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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My Dad, Volunteer in WWI

My Dad, Volunteer in WWI Today is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. Here’s an abridged version of the first chapter of a memoir I’m writing about my Dad’s involvement in the Great War. At the time of … Continue reading

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