January 2020. Bosnia and Herzegovina. Monument to the Battle of Wounded, known as the Makljen Spomenik. This spomenik complex commemorates the Partisans who gave their lives during the Battle of the Neretva where Partisans under the command of Josip Tito defended the Neretva River valley preventing Axis troops from attacking 4000 wounded Partisans at the nearby Central Hospital in 1943. But as many spomeniks built in former Yugoslavia, it is first and foremost a construction meant to memorialise the fight against Fascism. In 2000, vandals used dynamite to destroy the sculpture's facade. Only the structural reinforced concrete skeleton of the monument now still stands tall as the vestige of a bygone Yugoslavian dream.