Commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Wounded on the Neretva At the end of February and the beginning of March 1943, one of the most dramatic battles of the National Liberation War in Yugoslavia was fought in the valley of the Neretva and Rama rivers – the Battle of the Neretva, also known as the battle for the rescue of 4,000 wounded and sick partisans. which had to be extracted so that the enemy would not destroy them and transferred across the Neretva to eastern Herzegovina and Montenegro. The crossing over the Neretva began on the night of 6/7. March. At the head was a group of volunteer bombers from the Third Battalion of the Second Dalmatian Brigade. They crossed the destroyed bridge unnoticed, destroyed the Chetnik security and created the conditions for the crossing of other units. This opened the way for the main body and the wounded to leave the Neretva cauldron and start performing in eastern Herzegovina. Some units crossed the Neretva near Konjic, which was defended by strong German-Chetnik formations. When crossing the Neretva, the most difficult thing was to transfer the wounded and those suffering from typhus. The crossing over the improvised bridge near Jablanica was carried out under continuous enemy artillery fire and aviation bombardment. At the invitation of Vilim Matula and organized by Nova Ljevica, Vilim Matula, Urša Raukar_Gamulin, Anja Matković and Josipa Bubaš performed from Croatia.