Milunka Savić je bila naša višestruko odlikovana i međunarodno priznata ratnica. Postoje različiti navodi o ratnom periodu Milunkinog života, ali je pretpostavka da je u vojsku stupila tokom balkanskih ratova, zbog čega je skratila kosu, utegla torzo, obukla mušku odeću i kao Milun Savić se prijavila za mobilizaciju. Nakon što je na frontu ranjena, „Miluna“ su bolničari razotkrili.

Tokom Prvog svetskog rata Milunka je pod svojim pravim imenom učestvovala na frontovima. U ratu se istakla kao izuzetno uspešan vojnik, te je dobila i vod kojim je komandovala. Bila je poznata kao odličan i precizan bombaš. Milunka je kao hrabra ratnica odlikovana brojnim ordenjem, kako srpskim tako i međunarodnim, između ostalih i za dostignuća u Kolubarskoj bici. Borila se i na Solunskom frontu i učestvovala je u odbrani Beograda 1915.

Neki izvori navode i da je 1918. godine Vrhovna komanda svih vojski Antante pismeno pohvalila junaštvo narednice Milunke Savić. Milunka je i prva žena ikada odlikovana francuskim ordenom Ratnim krstom sa zlatnom palmom.

Za vreme Drugog svetskog rata Milunka je u Beogradu imala malu bolnicu otvorenu za ratne ranjenike. 1942. godine odbija poziv da prisustvuje banketu koji je organizovao nacistički kolaboracionista Milan Nedić za nemačke oficire i generale.

Uprkos uspešnom obavljanju vojnih zadataka na frontovima na kojima je ratovala, Milunka je do kraja života živela u siromaštvu i radila je kao čistačica. Bila je udovica i imala je četvoro dece, od kojih je troje usvojila. 1973. godine od Grada Beograda dobija stan u kojem je kasnije umrla, a danas ulica u kojoj je Milunka živela nosi njeno ime.

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// Milunka Savić was Serbian WWI warrior, honoured with numerous medals in Serbia and abroad. There are a lot of different stories about Milunka’s war years, but it is commonly suggested that she became a soldier during the Balkan Wars and that she got into the army disguised as a man – Milun Savić. After being wounded she was disclosed in a hospital.

During the WWI Milunka participated in the war as herself. She was an outstanding warrior and eventually became a commander. She was known as an excellent bomber. Milunka was honoured for accomplishments in the Battle of Kolubara (WWI), and she had also fought on Macedonian front, as well as in defence of Belgrade in 1915.

Some sources suggest that in 1918 all member states of Entente Alliance commended bravery of sergeant Milunka Savić. Milunka was the first woman in history to be honoured with French military decoration Croix de guerre with palm. 

During the WWII Milunka had a small hospital in Belgrade which was opened for war casualties. In 1942, she refused to participate in a banquet held by Serbian nazi collaborator Milan Nedić for German commanders. 

In the post war period Milunka lived in poverty and worked as a cleaning lady. She was a widow and had four children, three of whom she adopted. In 1973. The City of Belgrade gave her an apartment in which she later passed away. Today the street in Belgrade in which Milunka lived has her name.