brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Marko S. ŠKORO
MARKO ŠKORO, son of STEVAN, born on April 3 in Bačevići near Mostar. Farmer. Member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) since 1944. He joined the People’s Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments in October 1943 in the 2nd Battalion of the 10th Hercegovina Brigade. Platoon commander. He died on May 5, 1945, in the final operations of the Yugoslav Army in Slovenia (village of Harija near Ilirska Bistrica)*.
EXCERPT FROM LITERATURE regarding the circumstances in which Marko Škoro died:
“On May 5, 1945, the brigade was ordered to cut off the enemy forces that had penetrated our positions in the village of Harije. The battalions were already gathered for the planned morning attack. However, during the night of May 5/6, the Germans inserted a sabotage group, the size of a battalion, behind the brigade’s lines, which suddenly attacked our 2nd Battalion in the brigade reserve in the village of Brdce. The recklessness of the battalion’s headquarters, demonstrated by poor security measures, resulted in significant casualties: more than 50 dead and a large number of wounded. The tragedy would have been even greater if the brigade’s reconnaissance unit had not enabled the breakthrough of the besieged remnants of the battalion.”
*According to the book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
Komnenović, Danilo; Kreso, Muharem (1979): 29. hercegovačka divizija, IZ, Beograd ; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović, partiza+07.jpg (720×960) (bp.blogspot.com)
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