brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Dževad M. DEMIROVIĆ
ĐEVDET DŽEVAD DEMIROVIĆ, son of MUSTAFA, born on September 21, 1927, in Mostar. Tailor. Joined the National Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments in February 1945, in the 1st Battalion of the 14th Herzegovina Brigade. Fighter, died a few months later in the battle for Logatec in Slovenia, in May 1945.
EXCERPT FROM LITERATURE:
“(…) News of the (surrender) swiftly traveled around the globe. Guided by this information – and considering that the main position of the external defense of the City was lost on the line of the 29th Division, and the line of the 18th Division was breached – the enemy had to consider their position in Ljubljana lost. They realized that it was best not to wait for the general attack of the 7th Corps and the 29th Division, and that it was their last chance for at least the motorized units to reach Austria. Because of this, they opened a strong artillery fire from all available weapons and, at 23:00 on May 8, began a hasty retreat, causing the entire city to be liberated within two and a half hours. According to reports from the 11th and 14th Brigades, their battalions entered Ljubljana at 3:00 a.m. on May 9, 1945. Pursuing the enemy, they also liberated Medvode in the morning, while the 13th Brigade liberated Sent Vid on the same day at 17:00. During the day, the Artillery Brigade arrived in Ljubljana, followed by the Division Headquarters with its support units and the 10th Brigade. In the battles for the liberation of Ljubljana from May 6 to 8, 1945, the Division inflicted heavy losses on the enemy (…) The losses of the Division were minimal. About twenty fighters were killed, 1 went missing, and over thirty fighters and officers were wounded. (…) Among the fallen was Dževad Demirović from Mostar (near Logatec).”
Komnenović, Danilo; Kreso, Muharem (1979): 29. hercegovačka divizija, IZ, Beograd ; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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