As part of the national struggle for the liberation of the territory of the former Yugoslavia during the Second World War, the traditional “Igman March” was organized, which has been held for 81 years on Mount Igman, near the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo. with intense participation.
Thousands of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the countries of the region walked along the path passed by the soldiers of the 1st Proletariat Brigade, famous in World War II, 81 years ago.
Then the participants laid flowers and wreaths at the monument to the partisan soldiers, while the marchers carried the flags of the former Yugoslavia.
Ibrahim Kumic, secretary of the Sarajevo Canton Anti-Fascist Association and People’s Liberation Veterans, stated that about 7 thousand people applied for the rally and said that today is the day of heroism.
The historic march took place 81 years ago
The historic “Iggman’s March” took place in 1942, at minus 38 degrees and below snow, on the night of January 27 to January 28.
The 1st Proletarian Brigade of 800 men, surrounded by German forces near the Romanian area, made the march which was the only solution to get rid of this danger.
The soldiers had reached Foca, which was not occupied at that time, by passing over Mount Igman near Sarajevo.
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