MENINA PLANINA 1945

MENINA PLANINA

13th and 14th March 1944

Break free from the encirclement!

You climb the Menina mountain only to realize you’ve been encircled by 12.000 soldiers of the Galizien SS-division. 

The general staff’s order is clear: »Don’t dawdle, break free from Menina mountain!«

After two unsuccessful attempts to break through, fighters of the 6th and the 11th brigade, alongside the VDV company they met on the besieged mountain, clash with the enemy at the peaks of Menina mountain. 90 enemy soldiers were killed, around 100 were wounded. Of approximately 500 Partisans 8 were killed, 29 were wounded and 20 went missing, but the big majority succeeded in sneaking past the enemy ambushes.

Attacking: the Axis.