A Biographic Research of the General Staff Colonel Aloyzas Valušis: Personality Shaping Reasons and Circumstances

Authors

  • Jonas Vaičenonis Vytautas Magnus University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15823/istorija.2023.129.2

Keywords:

General Staff Colonel Aloyzas Valušis, 1st Hussar Regiment, Lithuanian army, military attaché, scouts

Abstract

Abstract. The article, drawing on the primary sources and scientific and popular science publications, presents and examines the life path of an extraordinary personality – Aloyzas Valušis – a scout, an officer of the army of the Republic of Lithuania, a cavalryman, a colonel of the General Staff, and a personal adjutant of the President Antanas Smetona. The aim of the study is to overview the life of Valušis, as well as the reasons and circumstances that shaped him as a high-ranking officer and Lithuania’s representative in the diplomatic service in the position of military attaché. The article discusses the family of Valušis, his youth, service in the Lithuanian army, experiences in the diplomatic service, his social activities and fate as an emigrant. The main stages of Valušis life, which formed a colourful portrait of this personality, are depicted.

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Published

2023-11-28

How to Cite

[1]
Vaičenonis, J. 2023. A Biographic Research of the General Staff Colonel Aloyzas Valušis: Personality Shaping Reasons and Circumstances. Istorija / History. 129, 1 (Nov. 2023), 35–60. DOI:https://doi.org/10.15823/istorija.2023.129.2.

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