Knochenbox in Exile - Spirit of the Partisans! 
1943 and a group of 69 Yugoslavian Partisans taking winter refuge on the top of Osankarica mountain  are surrounded and killed  by a force of 2,000 German S.S.,local Slovenian police and fascist militia. The Knochenbox exploratory team seek out the monument and scene of the crime...
1943 and a group of 69 Yugoslavian Partisans taking winter refuge on the top of Osankarica mountain are surrounded and killed by a force of 2,000 German S.S.,local Slovenian police and fascist militia. The Knochenbox exploratory team seek out the monument and scene of the crime...

red stars highlight the route of the mountain hike...
red stars highlight the route of the mountain hike...

Onwards...
Onwards...

and upwards..
and upwards..

scrambling through thick undergrowth
scrambling through thick undergrowth

until finally ..a new sign!
until finally ..a new sign!

The Knochenbox ancillaries spring into support action.
The Knochenbox ancillaries spring into support action.

to get the perfect shot of the monument
to get the perfect shot of the monument

a 200 meter circle of stone blocks marking the names and positions of the fallen Partisans
a 200 meter circle of stone blocks marking the names and positions of the fallen Partisans

Sixty nine of the surrounded Partisans were killed by the overwhelming fascist force whilst some thirty, who were out of the encampment at the time of the attack,  avoided capture.
Sixty nine of the surrounded Partisans were killed by the overwhelming fascist force whilst some thirty, who were out of the encampment at the time of the attack, avoided capture.

Stone slabs mark the names of the different fighting units who had coollected on the mountaintop
Stone slabs mark the names of the different fighting units who had coollected on the mountaintop

a moment of reflection and a cigar break for Nika our trusty tracking dog
a moment of reflection and a cigar break for Nika our trusty tracking dog

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