Former Yugoslav Navy Fleet Admiral Branko Mamula in 1977. Photo: Private archive of Branko Mamula.
Born into a Serb family in Croatia in 1921, Mamula became a member of the Communist Party in his youth. At the start of Yugoslavia's involvement in World War II in 1941, he joined the Partisan resistance movement led by Josip Broz Tito.
For what it's worth, many ordinary Montenegrins are as confused as everyone else about what just happened in their country. The violent scenes in Montenegro's old capital, Cetinje, had little to do with the enthronement of Joanikije II as the Serbian Orthodox Church's Bishop of Montenegro and the Littoral.
Is peace in the region threatened by the unrest in Montenegro? Who can and must protect the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian people? Why is Milo Djukanovic accusing Serbia of conquering Montenegro? What actions is Pristina preparing for the anniversary of the Washington Agreement? What will he discuss with Angela Merkel? Will he run for president again?