A life among the dead: 86-year-old Serb still guards over fallen countrymen in Greece

November 8, 2014 9:45 AM

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A life among the dead: 86-year-old Serb still guards over fallen countrymen in Greece

In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, cemetery keeper Djordje Mihailovic tends to graves at the Zeitenlik Allied War Cemetery in Thessaloniki, Greece. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father before him the 86-year old Mihailovic vows to stay for the rest of his days, tending to the graves of Serbia's casualties of World War I. Serbia, involved in the war from the very beginning, had an army of about 350,000 soldiers, of whom some 130,000 died, outnumbered as they fought off an Austro-Hungarian invasion for more than a year before Germany and neighbor Bulgaria joined the onslaught. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, the entrance to the Zeitenlik Allied War Cemetery in Thessaloniki, Greece. Serbia, where World War I started, suffered the heaviest losses among allied nations in relation to its population, outnumbered as it fought off an Austro-Hungarian invasion for...

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