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Site of the Kalniškė Battle


The battle in Kalniškė forest took place on May 16 th , 1945. It is one of the largest and most violent battles of the Lithuanian resistance struggle. In the battle, about 60-100 Lithuanian partisans fought against several times bigger NKVD 220th Border Regiment troop. Forty-four partisans died in the battle. A monument in the memory of dead partisans was built in the site of the Kalniškė battle in 1990.


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