The Red Fićo
The Red Fićo is one of the most recognisable symbols of the Homeland War, namely one particular event and its main actor Branko Breškić. In fact, on June 27th, 1991, Jugoslav National Army tanks were moving through the Vukovarska Street westward. The car owner, who was also a Croatian defender, used his car to overtake the tanks and put him as an obstacle to the tanks as a sign of resistance. Naturally, the tanks smashed the car and Branko Brešić jumped out of it in order to save his own life. This event has become a symbol of resistance, heroism, courage, determination and bravery of the Croatian people. The recording of the event at the crossroad of Vukovarska Street and Trpimirova Street was shown on TVs across Europe and the world, and the red Fićo became a part of Croatian history.
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Vukovarska ulica, Osijek 31000
45.554644, 018.695643 (45°33’16.7″N, 018°41’44.3″E)
GPS coordinates: 45.554644, 018.695643 (45°33’16.7″N, 018°41’44.3″E)
Address: Vukovarska ulica, Osijek 31000
Memorial Red ‘fićo’ is located around 2km away from the center of Osijek (Ante Starčević Square) at the crossroad of Vukovar Street and Duke Trpimir Street across the ‘Eurodom’ building.
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do spomenika Crvenog fiće koji se nalazi oko 2km od centra grada Osijeka (Trga Ante Starčevića) na križanju Vukovarske ulice i Ulica kneza Trpimira preko puta Eurodoma. Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema spomeniku Crvenom fići koji se nalazi oko 2km od centra grada Osijeka (Trga Ante Starčevića) na križanju Vukovarske ulice i Ulica kneza Trpimira preko puta Eurodoma. Hvala!
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