What do the old history books say about Kosovo


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“KOSSOVO—LA VICTOIRE MORALE.”
“Hasi not thou heard the curses Lazar spoke
On all who should fail him on Kossovo ?—
To the traitor may nothing e’er prosper /
In his fields may no white wheat e’er ripen r
in his vineyards may the red grape fail him I
May no child e’er grow up in his household
May no child from his own heart be borne him
All his life long may evil be with him “
From the Book: Kossovo day,
Serbian national day, London 1916.

I recently came across the book published in London 1916, with title Kosovo Day (1389-1916) and  I  found it in the Library of University of California, L.A:
https://www.scribd.com/document/27940730/Kosovo-Day-1389-1916-For-Cross-and-Freedom-Serbian-Motto
It tells the story of Kosovo, before the bribed politicians and dishonest geopolitical trade  ”adjusted” the history according to their present day interests.
Here are several smaller  paragraphs;  but they speak a lot. Their streinght is not in the number lines, but it the sparkling truth within:
(note that Islam here means Turkey since the most common expression for converting to Islam the Serbs use could roughly be translated as: To – Become  – a – Turk (po -Turc -hiti se):

… The Serbian crusade against Islam neither began nor finished with the battle of Kossovo. It began under Tsar Dushan (in the time of the Black Prince in England), whose ally was John Kantakusen, and it has continued since with fluctuating results.

In 1371. the Serbian king, Vukashin of Macedonia, lost his life with 60,000 fighters on Maricza river (near Adrianople) resisting Murad’s invasion.

In 1387. Lazar’s army, under the Voivode Milosh Obilich, at Plocnik, near Nish, crushed another Murad’s army in such a measure that scarcely a fifth of it escaped.

Soon afterwards the Turks suffered a complete deroute on the frontier of Montenegro. Then, in 1389, supreme efforts were made on both sides to settle the conflict definitely. The battle of Kossovo was fatal for the Serbs, but still the victors were themselves so exhausted that they only succeeded wholly in conquering Serbia seventy years later (1459).The Serbian resistance  practically never ceased, even during the slavery under the Turkish yoke. It glowed, like a fire under theashes,during centuries in the form of local rebellions, which were cruelly  suffocated in blood, till 1804, when it, under Karageorge, grew into a liberating Revolution, which was a success.

Finally, the Serbian crusade against Islam finished under the King Peter and King Nicholas in 1912.  Today Serbia is downtrodden and enchained by the powerful allies of the fierce Turk:
Germans,
M
agyars  and
Bulgars.

The Christian Kaisers from Berlin and Vienna started a brutal and merciless crusade against the Serbs, who have been, with all their nationals settled in Krajina (today ethnically cleaned within Croatia) and Slovenia, protecting barrier for them during centuries.
Now it is a question which is really the Christian nation:

the Serbs, who unsupported fought and suffered horribly for Christianity during five hundred years, or the Germans, who made their glory, allied with Ottoman  Islam, in crushing the little Serbian nation ?

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 The Kosovo battle 1389, painted on an Serbian Orthodox icon 

There is a Serbian proverb, “The sword in the hand of the Turk is less dangerous than the pen in the hand of the Shvaba’ (German).“

It is so.

Never has Serbia suffered KOSSOVO DAY in history as she suffers today.

The Turks conquered Serbia by their real personal heroism;  the Germans conquered Serbia recently not by their heroism, but by their industry.
As a matter of fact Krupp, and not Siegfried, conquered Serbia.

While the conquest of Serbia will remain forever a shame for Germany and their barbaric allies, it will remain forever in the same degree a new glory for Serbia.  

In their lucid hours the Germans called Serbia,  der Leuchtthurm des Ostens* (the shining tower of the East}. Yet pushed merely by their rough and materialistic instincts, they despised all the ideals with which their ancestors, from Barbarossa the Crusader to Hegel  the Philosopher, made so much noise and annoyance in the world.

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 Prince Lazar, a kind of Serbian King Leonidas, stopped the Ottomans hordes from advancing into Europe. Outnumbered more than three to one, he died at the battle of Kosovo which left both armies virtually destroyed. By the time, after finally conquering Serbia in 1459, that the Ottomans marched onto Vienna, Europe was ready and they were repelled. Had the Serbs not stopped them in Kosovo in 1389 however, the outcome would likely have been much less favorable.

They declared war on Russia and France, and in two years they succeeded in conquering Belgium and Serbia. Is it not like Tartaren, who went to hunt the lions in  the forest and killed two cats, and boasted, boasted?

 

However, suffering Serbia smiles ironically and looks forward hopefully. In her present hour of supreme misery she is inspired by the memory of Kossovo.  During 500 years under a criminal Turkish regime Serbia found always in this memory of Kossovo an immense source of force, virtues, and life.

She celebrated Kossovo Day both in the time of darkness and in the time of light and freedom.

Well, at the present moment,  suffocated and abased by the Christian Sultans, Serbia will look back towards her greatest day in history, towards Kossovo Day, and will live. The killers of Serbia can find a source for their life and glory only in their iron factories, but Serbia’s sources of life will be God’s justice and her allies; God’s justice for which the saint Tsar Lazar sacrificed his life, and her true and great allies, among whom Kossovo is the oldest and most inspiring one. ”– END QUOTE

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The next chapter mentiones Serbian Emperor Dusan the Mighty:

TSAR STEPHEN DUSHAN
Sthephen Dushan was the greatest Serbian king. He ruled in the time of Edward III and the famous Black Prince.
Seeing how incapable Byzance was of resisting the Asiatic invaders, Dushan planned to conquer Constantinople, to stop the Turkish invasion, and to save the Christian Balkans,  But he died suddenly in the midst of his successful action. C. Oman says :

” Dushan ‘s death produced in Byzance not joy but fear. Who will henceforth victoriously resist the Turks ? A delegation was sent to Dushan ‘s wife not only to condole, but to arrange a common action against a common enemy.” ” It would, perhaps, have been well for Christendom if Stephen Dushan had actually conquered Constantinople and made an end of the  Empire. In that case there would have been a single great Power in the Balkan Peninsula, ready to meet the oncoming assault of the Turks. But Dushan was not strong enough to take the great city, and to the misfortune of Europe he died in 1355, leaving a realm extending from the Danube to the pass of Thermopylae.”
C. W. C. OMAN, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. The Byzantine Empire. London, 1892. p. 327-328.

 

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The Maritza river battle 

Serbian king Vukashin and Heroic Battle on the Maritza river:

 

On September 25, 1371, the Serbian King, Vukashin of Macedonia, with 60,000 fighters, perished in heroic resistance against the Turks on the river of Maritza, Cernomen , near Adrianople.

” The victorious Turks now ranged freely over the field of battle, henceforth called the Srb-siindighi (‘The Defeat of the Serbians’ )” –  FELIX KANITZ, Das Konigreich Serbien, Leipzig, 1914.

About the Kosovo field: 
“The battle which was to decide for five centuries the fate of the Balkan Peninsula was fought on the plain of Kossovo, the ‘field of blackbirds,’ as it is called in Serb, from the flocks of those creatures which frequent it. “
Shut in by a chain of mountains, and of vast extent, the plain seemed intended by Nature for an Armageddon of nations. Around this spot, the Waterloo of Balkan freedom, clusters a whole literature of patriotic ballads, from which it is no easy task to discern the true story of that fatal day”, etc…

Read the old books, people. Read the history before it becomes a part of political and imperialist PR business.  Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it.

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Gazimestan, the Kosovo battlefield

https://www.scribd.com/document/24348626/Kosovo-Heroic-Songs-of-the-Serbs-1920-Helen-Rootham