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Battle of Sutjeska – Symbol of resistance to fascism

Representatives of the Association of Anti-fascist and Fighters of the National Liberation War Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as other anti-fascist associations from Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia, marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Sutjeska in Tjentiste.

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Antifascists laid wreaths, so they recalled one of the greatest battles of World War II in this region where 7,543 fighter died. The Battle of Sutjeska was conducted from May 15 to June 16, 1943 and was the decisive battle of the fifth hostile offensive.

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Almost 127,000 German, Italian, Bulgarian soldiers and Croatian Ustashas, with the support of 300 planes, surrounded 22,000 partisans with the goal of total destruction.The first proletarian division on June 10, 1943 broke through a hostile ring on Sutjeska, and the battle ended on June 15, 1943, the breakthrough of the majority of the forces of the Partisans.These people were aware that they should give life for freedom. In a month’s fight, they managed to break out of the environment, but the losses were scary because every third fighter died.

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This battle entered history as the bloodiest of the Second World War, while Sutjeska became a symbol of resistance to fascism in the former Yugoslavia.For this operation, which had important consequences not only for the future course of the war, but also for the political future of these areas, the name Fifth Enemy Offensive was also used.

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    • This was one of the most severe offensive in Yugoslavia. We had 7. The nations gave great sacrifices for freedom. It’s very sad that they so lightly allowed Yugoslavia to fall apart in blood … in the fratricidal War.

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