Travel and Holidays – Montenegro – Celebrating the rebellion of sailors, Đenovići

On the first of February 1918. Ships Fifth Fleet Austro-Hungarian Navy : Sankt Georg and GEA, located in the waters Đenovića, a rebellion broke out, echoing previous rebellion of workers and sailors in Pula and in Tivat Arsenal, Kumboru and Đenovičkoj submarine base. in different social circumstances, the causes of the rebellion were interpreted differently, but the point is that the rebellion broke out due to deepening senseless war operations completely exhausted by war Austro-Hungarian Empire, cruelty and worsening living conditions on board ships, the national aspirations of the Slav peoples, Italians, Hungarians and other nations within the Empire, and the impact of the revolution in Russia. hunger, cold, aimless military exercises and the growing superiority of their opponents, have resulted in complaints, desertions and strikes and finally the rebellion. Sailors at about 40 ships in the Bay joined the uprising. Initial requirements for better relations were soon replaced with political demands and calling for peace. These brave idealists, poorly organized, they wanted their rebellion to stop the war, but they were joined by comrades from the land of sailors from the fleet Austro-Hungarian and German submarines. Tricky maneuvers and delaying negotiations, fleet command is received in time to the arrival of the powerful Third Fleet from Pula. The rebellion was put down on the third day, and about 6000 sailors who took part in the rebellion, were arrested over a thousand. Before the court-martial was carried out 98 sailors many of whom were sentenced to a long prison term and four to death by firing squad. The rebellion was killed two sailors died in prison ten, and were sentenced to death Franc Rush, Anthony Grabar, Jerko Šižgorić and Mate Brničević .

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