The Memorial Complex of the Battle on the Neretva | Jablanica

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A Tribute to Heroism and History

The Memorial Complex of the Battle on the Neretva in Jablanica stands as a powerful testament to one of the most significant battles of World War II.

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Opened on November 12, 1978, this complex commemorates the 35th anniversary of the pivotal Battle of the Neretva, honoring the bravery and resilience of those involved.

Historical Significance

The Battle of the Neretva was a crucial moment during the war, where partisans made a daring passage across the Neretva River to rescue the wounded and sick.

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This complex was built on the very site where these heroic actions took place, preserving the authenticity and historical integrity of the events.

The Memorial Complex

Museum Building

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Designed by Branko Tadić, Zdravko Dunđerović, and Mustafa Ramić, the museum showcases modern architectural elements and houses exhibits that narrate the story of the battle.

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Demolished Bridge on the Neretva

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The central exhibit, this bridge symbolizes the struggle and triumph of the Battle for the Wounded, serving as a poignant reminder of the past.

Narrow Gauge Railway and Locomotive

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Visitors can explore the remains of the railway and the iconic 73 series locomotive, crafted by the Krauss factory in Linz, Austria, in 1913.

Bunker on the Left Bank

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Originally used by Chetnik forces, this bunker adds to the historical depth of the complex.

Meeting Point with Eternal Flame

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This symbolic area marks where the wounded and sick gathered before their fateful crossing, now a place for reflection and remembrance.

Monument on Makljen

In addition to the Jablanica complex, the Monument on Makljen near Prozor, designed by Boško Kućanski, was also part of the original memorial.

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This monument marks the site of decisive battles fought to protect the central hospital and was ceremonially opened by Josip Broz Tito.

Monument on Makljan was destructed in 2000
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It has since been handed over to the Prozor Municipality.

National Recognition

In 2009, the Commission to Preserve National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina declared the memorial complex in Jablanica a National Monument, ensuring its preservation for future generations.

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