"Valley of Heroes" Notebook, illustrated by Ina Čano
Illustration: Ina Čano
Valley of Heroes Monument at Tjentište, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Miodrag Živković & Ranko Radovic, 1971). This is one of the most stunning Second World War memorials in ex-Yugoslavia. It commemorates the battle of Sutjeska that took place in May and June 1943. In the battle 20,000 Partisans fought against 127,000 Nazis and their allies. At the end the Partisans succeeded to break though and escape, but the losses were huge (6000 Partisans and 2000 civilians were killed). This is a must visit monument when in Bosnia & Herzegovina.