brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Novica M. GOLO
NOVICA GOLO, son of MITAR, born on January 13, 1921, in Bačevići near Mostar. Farmer. He joined the People’s Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia in October 1941 in the Mostar (Konjic) battalion, where he served until June 1942. In September 1943, he joined the 2nd Battalion of the 10th Herzegovinian Brigade. Member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) since 1944. He was killed at Ivan-sedlo as a company commander, along with 57 other fighters, during three days of intense fighting from March 5 to March 8, 1945.
EXCERPT FROM LITERATURE:
“The battles fought by the units of the Division from March 5 to March 8, 1945, certainly rank among the toughest and bloodiest of all the battles the Division fought during its nearly two-year-long war journey. The enemy’s persistence and the density of fire, the unfamiliarity with frontal clashes (in dense formations) and the natural environment, the lack of digging tools, the cold and frost on snow over 2 meters deep, as well as difficulties in supply (not a single hot meal could reach the positions), evacuating the wounded, and due to sleeplessness – were extremely harsh obstacles that the fighters faced. The significance of Ivan-sedlo as a key position, the intensity of events in a narrow area, and their dramatic nature led the fighters – once again – to try to surpass their own strength. In doing so, they demonstrated exceptional bravery, camaraderie, and solidarity.”
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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