Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

World War I Monuments in the Former Yugoslavia

Source: Ljubjana Symposium, 18-19 October 2018

Monument to the Fallen, 1921,
Žrnovo, Prvo selo on Korčula, Croatia

The Dying Lion, 1916, Lav Cemetery on
Koševo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monument to the 20th Rifle Regiment,
Panovec near Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Austro-Hungarian military cemetery in Gorjansko, Slovenia

 Monument to the Fallen in World War I, 1939, Kamnik, Slovenia

Top: Monument of Gratitude to France, 1930;
Bottom: Monument to an Unknown Hero on Avala, 1934–1938;
 both  in Belgrade, Serbia

Ossuary on the mountain Cer, 1927–1928, Tekeriš, Serbia


  1. Fascinating. (And thank you for another recognition of the eastern front)

    "Monument of Gratitude to France" - the figure looks very ghostly.

    Interesting to see the dates on the Žrnovo "Monument to the Fallen" counting past 1918, to 1921.

  2. Sorry, from when Trieste was in former Yugoslavia?

    1. It was not. I've removed the image of Trieste. Thank you.