The foundation and activities of the Corps 
of National Defense of Yugoslavia (CNDY) 
in Montenegro 1944-1945 Cover Image
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ОСНИВАЊЕ И РАД ЈЕДИНИЦА КОРПУСА НАРОДНЕ ОДБРАНЕ ЈУГОСЛАВИЈЕ (КНОЈ) У ЦРНОЈ ГОРИ 1944 – 1945.
The foundation and activities of the Corps of National Defense of Yugoslavia (CNDY) in Montenegro 1944-1945

Author(s): Dmitar Tasić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Историјски институт Црне Горe
Keywords: CNDY; DPN; people’s defense; security; outlaws; Montenegro, chetniks; separatists; balists; Sandzak; border

Summary/Abstract: Leadership of the Yugoslav Communist movement laid foundations of the intelligence and security apparatus during the war. Among others, in August 1944, they founded the Corpse for National Defense of Yugoslavia (CNDY). This unit was designed according to the Soviet model for the protection of the army rear, fighting the internal enemy and for the security service on state borders. Only reliable and trusted partisan fighters could become CNDY member. Immediately after the end of war CNDY units had to cope with the remains of anti-communist and anti-Yugoslav forces. Montenegro was not exception and local brigade of CNDY had to take care of some 500 different outlaws (chetnik, separatist and Albanian irregulars) in approximately 100 armed groups. Montenegrin brigade of CNDY has been dispersed in companies and platoons all over the territories of Montenegro fighting solely or in cooperation with other security forces. Also, this brigade was assigned for the protection of Yugoslav-Albanian border which, in that moment was not that difficult due to the close relations of these two countries. In September 1945, the Montenegrin, Sanjak and Kosovo brigades of CNDY have been joined in Montenegrin division of CNDY.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 79-102
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Serbian