A monument to the battle between the partisans and allied soldiers (all ex POW'S) who fought the German soldiers sent up to the Croce. Fatalities were taken on both side. The Partisan leader, Tenente Martini, was incapacitated due to influenza (remember it's November at 1200m an there's no heating!!) And ultimately everyone had to make a fighting retreat.
On the 10th November, Tenente, succumbed and passed away. James then began rounding up the scattered pow's and decided to head to Switzerland. He had with him another Englishman, 2 Americans, yugoslas, Russians, a cypriot and a Senagales! Heading north there paths converged with Douglas Clarke's route near Monte Polar, 2500m. That's where I'm heading tomorrow.
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