During WW2 Albania was occupied by the Italians until that country's surrender in 1943. At that point the Germans invaded and occupied Albania. In previous posts I mentioned the British and Commonwealth Memorial in Tirana park. In the same part of the park there is also a memorial to the many more German soldiers who died in Albania during the occupation.
I was watching Top Channel last night, first the news, then Fiks Fare. According to them Tirana's citizens now have a choice not only between Rama and Olldashi, but also between Rama and Rama. A minor right-wing faction, Parti 'Balli Kombetar' , submitted papers to the election authorities registering their candidate, Akile Rama. The people on Fiks Fare got hold of the papers and sent a reporter and camera team to the address listed for Mr A Rama. After much ringing of the bell the gate was reluctantly opened by a middle-aged woman who refused to speak to the reporter and tried to close the gate on her. Back in the studio Saimiri and Doctori - the two presenters of Fiks Fare - revealed that Mr Akile Rama was 73 years old, in hospital, and did not know he was now a candidate for mayor. They also compared two documents - the papers submitted on his behalf, and a genuine document he had signed. The signatures were not even remotely similar. There was an interview with the lea
I'm not sure that the memorial was neccessary but whatever, who cares anymore!
You have very interesting blog!
Where this world has come to? What is the actual f-kn point of this memorial, I don't understand. Albania's a$$licking govt maybe needs a few euros from Germany, but has got to be a more dignifying way. And what happened to all the TRITOL that was going around, no one in Tirana has a few pounds to spare for this memorial?
There is nothing wrong with the memorial because the families can remember their young sons and Albanians can show the place where invaders will end up if they develop crazy war plans.
VNV-Victory Not Vengeance