Croatia
Popovača

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    Spomenik

    July 5, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    30 km off the main highway I entered a secluded valley where anti-Axis partisans had a large base and hospital. From Podgaric Tito launched his uprising against the despised Ustase forces of the Independent State of Croatia. After hostilities ended the authorities decided to build this "Spomenik":
    "Here are buried 900 soldiers from the wider area of Moslavine, who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and independence of our nation during the National Liberation struggle from 1941 - 1945."

    The wings of victory are represented in this concrete monument; and a fuller description of the symbolism is on-line.
    It was a very peaceful place in the setting sun which I could enjoy alone until a man drove up to exercise his dog.
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