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Erjavec: Drazgose Battle Showed Strength of Partisan Movement

┼Żelezniki, 14 January - The small Slovenian nation fought the battle of Drazgose and destroyed the myth about the invincible army of the Third Reich long before the Allies did, Defence Minister Karl Erjavec said at Sunday's ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the battle.

Drazgose.
The main commemorative ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the Drazgose battle, one of the bloodiest battles on Slovenian soil in WWII.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA.

Drazgose.
The main commemorative ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the Drazgose battle, one of the bloodiest battles on Slovenian soil in WWII.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA.

Drazgose.
The main commemorative ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the Drazgose battle, one of the bloodiest battles on Slovenian soil in WWII.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA.

Drazgose.
The main commemorative ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the Drazgose battle, one of the bloodiest battles on Slovenian soil in WWII.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA.

Drazgose.
Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (left) and the president of the Association of WWII Veterans Janez Stanovnik (right) at the main commemorative ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the Drazgose battle, one of the bloodiest battles on Slovenian soil in WWII.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA.

Drazgose.
The main commemorative ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the Drazgose battle, one of the bloodiest battles on Slovenian soil in WWII.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA.

Drazgose.
The main commemorative ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the Drazgose battle, one of the bloodiest battles on Slovenian soil in WWII.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA.

Drazgose.
The main commemorative ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the Drazgose battle, one of the bloodiest battles on Slovenian soil in WWII.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA.

Drazgose.
The main commemorative ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the Drazgose battle, one of the bloodiest battles on Slovenian soil in WWII.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA.

Drazgose.
Defence Minister Karl Erjavec at the main commemorative ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the Drazgose battle, one of the bloodiest battles on Slovenian soil in WWII.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA.

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