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Merko Milichkovitch (from Podgoritsa, Montenegro)

Under his round cap, with his embroiderd tunic, he takes us back to heroic times in the Balkans, to the fierce struggle for independence. Labourer, mountain dweller, soldier, strongly built, he is a bit of all these. He has dark eyes, sharp features, wild moustache. It would not bode well to meet him amongst the rocks, especially as he is such a good shot. The Turks learnt this to their cost, and the Bulgarians who followed and eventually the Austrians. Valiant little Montenegro, remote in its eagle's nest has kept its composure. Her army never gave up the struggle, that holy struggle which, born of an insult done to the Serb nation united all Serbs with the same fervour and heroism.