The Battle of Neretva ….

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The battle @ River Neretva The battle @ River Neretva

It was the winter of 1943….

Sounds of heavy artillery filled the air….,

tankers rolling closer and fighter planes roaring and swooped past above firing rapidly …

150 000 Nazi army was approaching, like an impenetrable wall slowly closing in on the 12,000 Partisan soldiers.

The Partisan soldiers were exhausted and many were wounded. In addition, typhoid disease struck, driving some to madness. Forced to the edge of this very area….

There was a bridge …. but opposite at the other end, 15,000 Chetniks and Fascists were approaching as well. The Partisan Army destroyed the bridge to prevent this force from approaching via this side.

With the bridge broken, the Fascists and Chetniks relaxed, thinking that it would be a matter of time as the Partisans were now surrounded by the Nazis with no other way out.

In the last moment of hope, a brilliant…

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Napoleon sunken weapons discovered on the memory of his abdication

Originally posted on Luxor Times

Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities and Heritage, announced the find of a group of antiquities weapons vary between guns and rifles dated back to 18th century and they were discovered under the Mediterranean Sea waters near the modern harbour of Alexandria.

Today [22 June] marks the date of Napoleon Bonaparte’s last abdication in 1815, after his defeat in Waterloo.

According to the minister, the weapons were discovered during the underwater survey by the Russian mission in cooperation with the Ministry of Antiquities in search for sunken ships and remains of submerged harbours in the area to the North and North West of Pharos Island including the Eastern harbour.

Dr. El Damaty added that the discovered weapons were probably on one of the French campaign ships known as “Patriot” which had sunk entering Alexandria’s west harbour then.

This find will lead to more studies and underwater search for more antiquities to reveal more details on that era…

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