01 March 2017

0206 | Photo | 1. Gebirgs-Division



Operation "Ball Lightning". Members of the 99th Regiment, 1st Mountain Division, crossing over their improvised, plank bridge on the piers of the demolished Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad (on the right in the distance, there is a huge German inscription "Victoria", victory). The famous bridge on the Drina river was destroyed by the Partisans, members of the IV Krajina Brigade (of the V Krajina Division), during their retreat before the advancing German troops. Two months earlier, in early October, Višegrad was captured by the Chetniks, after fierce fighting against the Germans and Croats; at the end of the same month, the city was captured by the Partisans, after fighting against the Chetniks. During the December fighting in this area, the Germans and Chetniks fought together against the Partisans, and the town of Višegrad itself was abandoned by the Partisans without a fight. (Note: At the same time, a couple of hundred kilometres away, in Belgrade, Yugoslav diplomat and writer Ivo Andrić was finishing "The Bridge on the Drina" – a novel inspired by this very bridge, for which he would be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature after the war.)

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Przibilla.
Date: 10 December 1943.
Location: Višegrad, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-204-1721-04.

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Operacija "Kugličasta munja". Pripadnici 99. puka 1. brdske divizije prelaze preko svog improvizovanog, daščanog mosta na stupcima porušenog Mosta Mehmed-paše Sokolovića u Višegradu (sa desne strane u daljini se vidi ogromni nemački natpis "Viktorija", pobeda). Čuveni most na Drini srušili su partizani, pripadnici IV krajiške brigade (V krajiške divizije) tokom povlačenja pred nadolazećim nemačkim trupama. Dva meseca ranije, početkom oktobra, Višegrad su zauzeli četnici, nakon žestokih borbi sa Nemcima i Hrvatima; krajem istog meseca, grad su zauzeli partizani, posle borbi sa četnicima. Za vreme decembarskih borbi u ovom kraju, Nemci i četnici su se zajedno borili protiv partizana, a sam grad Višegrad partizani su napustili bez borbe. (Napomena: u ovo isto vreme, par stotina kilometara dalje, u Beogradu, jugoslovenski diplomata i književnik Ivo Andrić privodio je kraju "Na Drini ćupriju" – roman inspirisan upravo ovim mostom, za koji će posle rata dobiti Nobelovu nagradu za književnost.)

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Prcibila.
Datum: 10. decembar 1943.
Mesto: Višegrad, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-204-1721-04.

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