Peko Dapčević

Peko Dapčević (25 June 1913 – 13 February 1999) was a Yugoslav and Montenegrin/Serbian communist who fought in the Spanish Civil War, joined the Partisan uprising in Montenegro, and became commander of the Yugoslav 1st Army. In 1953 he was named chief of the [
] , but was demoted as a result of being indirectly involved in the Đilas troubles with the party.

Born in Ljubotinj village near Cetinje, Kingdom of Montenegro, his father Jovan was a Serbian Orthodox deacon and his brother was Vlado Dapčević.

Dapčević died at the age of 86 in his home in Belgrade, Serbia.

See also

* Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
* Yugoslav People's Army
* Partisans (Yugoslavia)
* Milovan Đilas

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