18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Battle of Sutjeska Memorial Monument Complex in the Valley of Heroes

This spomenik at Tjentište commemorates the fighters and fallen soldiers of the Battle of the Sutjeska, which took place from May 15th to June 16th, 1943. According to the designers of this monument, the soaring concrete monument here at the Valley of Heroes (Dolina Heroja) in Sutjeska Valley represents the 'wings of victory' which are overcoming the oppression and hate forced upon these hills by the German and Italian occupying armies.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Photo Location: Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Mihovil Pirnat