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Kasmil in Municipality of Sarandé, Vlorë (county), Albania
 

Martyrs

 
 
Martyrs Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
1. Martyrs Monument
Inscription. Miltidk Marjani • Selim Myftari • Astrit Toto • Sadik Rusto • Niko Stefani
DESHMOREVE QERANE KETU NEPERPJEKJE ME FORCAT NAZISTE ME 2.10.1943

English translation:
This is a very rough translation based on only a few words translated from the Albanin: martyrs, rent (pay the price?), here, with the Nazi forces; and the date.
 
Location. 39° 48.722′ N, 20° 0.731′ E. Marker is in Kasmil, Vlorë (county), in Municipality of Sarandé. Marker is on Route SH81, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kasmil, Vlorë (county) 9706, Albania.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nicolae Iorga (approx. 6.8 kilometers away); Kalaja e Onhezmit (approx. 6.9 kilometers away); Sinagogue (approx. 7 kilometers away); The Lion Gate (approx. 7.2 kilometers away); The Great Basilica (approx. 7.4 kilometers away); The Roman Forum (approx. 7.4 kilometers away); The channel-side city wall (approx. 7.4 kilometers away); The Theatre (approx. 7.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kasmil.
 
More about this marker. The monument has deteriorated with age, flags no longer fly from the poles; but, strangely, an earlier Google
Martyrs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
2. Martyrs Marker
maps photo shows Albanian and American flag flying there. I wonder why?
 
Also see . . .
1. Paranoid Dictator Built Thousands of Military Bunkers—See Them Now - National Geographic. The exact number of military bunkers strewn across Albania is a matter of debate. Depending on who you ask, the tally ranges from around 175,000 to some 750,000 of the burrowed, cement-and-steel, pod-like lookouts meant to protect this country on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe....The mushroom-shaped cabins were built with Cold War secrecy, in the 1970s and 1980s, by a paranoia-fueled regime...(headed by)Communist dictator Enver Hoxha... (Submitted on November 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Dema Monument: Five Fallen Stars Rise Again. (Submitted on November 26, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Albanian bunker, near monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
3. Albanian bunker, near monument
Albanian bunker, near monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
4. Albanian bunker, near monument
 
 
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