Sunday, June 9, 2013

Jun

9

1943

Yugoslav leader Tito wounded in Luftwaffe attack

Marshal Josip Broz Tito reviewing the Partisan 1st Proletarian Brigade during World War II.

One of the commanders of the Escort Battalion and several of his men lay dead; Tito, wounded by a bomb splinter in the shoulder, lay under the body of his Alsatian dog ‘Tiger’, who had thrown himself across his master at the second of the explosion; and I hobbled out, my left boot blown away, and limping with a slight leg wound.