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Attacking: the occupying forces
The German army secured the bridgehead over the Kolpa river and is crossing it with their motorized forces. This act allows it to perform offensive actions in the Dolenjska and Notranjska regions. Delay the advancement of enemy troops just enough so the Partisan hospital and other liberation movement institutions can escape to more remote areas.
October 19th 1943
45.000 to 48.000 men participated in the enemy Wolkenbruch offensive in Dolenjska and Notranjska, including 110 tanks, 10 self-propelled cannons and more than 140 anti-tank cannons. The German troops were aided by three battalions of the Slovene Home Guard and two battalions of Ustaša.