Remember who we are and where we are!

Remember who we are and where we are! 

In 1876 on May 17 (old style) Hristo Botev's detachment stopped the ship "Radetzky" the river bank and went to Vratsa Balkan. Guerrillas are organized by poet and revolutionary in support of the April Uprising. After heavy fighting detachment was defeated. This is done on May 20 and are fighting with the regular Turkish army, Circassians and Bashi. New Style is June 2. To cross the Danube on May 16 (old style) rebels from different Romanian ports divided into several groups, as ordinary passengers boarded the Austrian steamship "Radetzky". Live is reserved mention is the dramatic moment when Hristo Botev urging the captain of the steamer - Dagobert Englender stop in the Bulgarian village NPP (Oryahovsko). Romantic poet presents a written ultimatum to the French. From the deck of the ship Botev sent his last letter to my friends in Bucharest and his wife, Veneta. His band is about 200 people, if he is a native shore, Hristo Botev kneel and kiss the ground under your feet. Military Head of Botev's Voinovski N. and N. bearer Simov - Kourou. The purpose of Botev reach Stara Planina, but stirring is reported and the same day is organized persecution by Turkish regulars, Circassians and Bashi. On May 18 Botev rebels have surrounded the mountain ridge Milin Kamak - waters all day battle, in which 30 people died, including N. Simov. On May 20 Botev peak positions occupied Chamber Bought and part of Okolchitsa. During heavy fighting during the day and Hristo Botev died. After the death of his band is divided into three groups. One, headed by N. Voinovski, moving east into the Balkan Mountains and the remaining 2 - D. Apostolov and D. Ikonomov result of heavy fighting on May 21 in the Vratsa Balkan, then scattered in small groups. For one month the Turks pursued rebels, killing most of them, and captured - suing two extraordinary process in Sofia and Rousse. Only a few people managed to flee to Serbia and Romania. Actions are Botev epilogue of the April Uprising.

 

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