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Attacking: the occupying forces.

Prešernova company is spotted on the Lipanjska mountain by a scouting plane and immediately attacked by a police ski unit. High snow prevents the unit from withdrawing. Withstand the enemy attack!

Historical background:

January 17th 1942 

The company was able to sneak past the enemy during the night. They lost 12 out of 23 fighters.

Aljaž’s Tower on Triglav was erected as a victory banner of Slovenes over the Germans (Brvar 1995). During both wars, Triglav was the border between Yugoslavia and Italy, and Aljaž’s Tower was the point of power measurement with the Italians. The tower was also a symbolic national point of Slovenian-German rivalry (completely in the spirit of Aljaž’s Tower) during the Second World War: on 19 October 1944, 142 soldiers of the German Brandenburg Hunting Regiment stationed in Bled climbed it, followed a day later by 7 partisans of the Jesenik-Bohinj detachment (Kajzer 2015). Anton Pretnar, a courier from Bled, used an axe to cut a hole in the roof of the Aljaž Tower and planted a pole with a 6-metre-long Slovenian flag with a star. The German flag and the registration book with all the Germans were thrown into the abyss and a six-metre-long Slovenian flag was put up. A salvo of honour was fired, the event was photographed by Bogo Tavčar, and the commemorative book was inscribed V SVOBODO! As the flag was hoisted on the occasion of the liberation of Belgrade, they were hoping for a plaque from the City of Belgrade for the act, but they did not get it, allegedly because the flag was not Yugoslav (Lucu 2011).