Partisan roads

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270 km
1.5 d..
28
Route surface
60% Asphalt
40% Dirt road

You will travel along partisan roads along this route.

Did you know that from 1948 to 1949. Did the partisans of the Šatrija team of the Samogitian district, the Žarėnai company, live in the forest of God's Chair and organize military operations? The territory of Lithuania was divided into 9 military districts. A large part of the territory of Samogitia belonged to the territory assigned to the Samogitian national team.

To prevent the enemies from noticing, the partisans had set up an underground hiding place, also known as a "bunker". The intricate terrain helped keep the earth unobtrusive even when approached altogether.

The partisan troops formed at that time fought against the occupying units, opposed the deportation of the population to Siberia, prevented the establishment of collective farms, and carried out propaganda agitation against the occupiers. About 100 thousand Lithuanians took part in the fight. Opposition was not limited to the weapon in hand: underground literature was printed and distributed, and food and clothing for fighters were prepared and supplied.

1949 May 21 MGB (USSR Ministry of State Security) units arriving from Telšiai in the morning blocked a large part of the forest where the partisans were hiding. Seven partisans were killed during the battle. Their burial places were determined by the Telšiai brothers Alfredas and Romualdas Jonušai on the basis of witnesses and KGB documents.

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