Spomenik Template

From Spomenici - Partisan Memorials Wiki


This Template is made so you can easily add info for a spomenik page.

Creating a page

To create a page, you can either:

  • search for the name of the wanted page. If it doesn't exist (yet), the wiki will ask you if you want to create that page.
  • create a link with the name of the page somewhere, for example on your user page (top right corner, your login name).

On your user page (click "edit") you type:

[[Location - SpomenikNameHere]]

and save it. Click on the red link, and an empty page will open.

Using the "template" below

Templates are simply-looking forms with (sometimes quite extensive) code behind it to make getting info in more easy and to have some basic lay-out.

Once you have created the page, just copy everything in the box under "Syntax" and start filling it up. Or you can just copy those paragraphs which you think you'll need.

  • See Sutjeska - Memorial Complex for an example of a page made with this template (note: because this wiki does not have all its extensions yet, some templates look messed up for now. It will be alright)


  • all the info given is optional. Fields left blank will either not show up, or with question marks
  • to use images:
    • upload some to the wiki, and
    • put the name of the image instead of the default "Default.jpg" in a template.
    • For now, it seems only jpg- and png-format work
    • P.S. external links to images on other websites don't work, they show up as links and not as images.
  • to link to sites outside the wiki, use [www.LINK NAMEOFLINK]


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<!-- Customable Header for your page. If you don't add a custom name, the name of the page will be shown -->
<!-- If you don't upload a main landscape picture, nothing will show, just a black field. To display a landscape picture, upload a file, and put the name of the file instead of Banner.jpg. For a header picture, best is to use a file which is very broad, but not very high (otherwise it will be relatively small)-->

{{Spomenik Page Header
 |  Spomenik Name = 
 | Header Picture = Banner.jpg

<!-- Link to subpages of this pages here if you have made them -->

= Basic Info =
 |        Name  = 
 |    Location  = 
 | Municipality = 
 | Adm. Entity  = 
 |     Country  = 
 |      Coords  = 
 |       Image  = Image.jpg
 |        Size  = 
 |    Material  = (main material only)
 |       Style  = Brutalism/Abstract/Humanoid
 |   Condition  = (for example neglected/renovated/expunged)
 |    Designer  = 
 |       Built  = (year)
 | Interesting  = Major/Medium/Minor/Trivial
 |   Reference  = (external link with most info)
== Notes ==

= Physical aspects: Objects, Style, Shape & Materials =
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== Objects ==
 <!-- useful if the site has multiple objects. If it is a single object, you can skip this part, if the individual objects deserve their own page, please create a subpage -->

{{Object Table
 | Custom Caption = 
 | Table Rows =
{{Object Row
 |           Image = Default.jpg
 |     Object Name = 
 |     Description = 
 |            Size = 
 |       Condition = 
 |        Material = 
 |           Notes = 

== Style & Shape ==
<!-- Any text. Be nice and keep it short & readably. Use lay-out and such and link to general pages and such. -->

== Materials ==
 <!-- useful if there are clearly different materials otherwise skip this part. -->

<!-- You can use a bulleted list for up to 20 materials, if you want to many. Replace "Material1" and such by the name of material. Add more materials by copying the "| Material1" part -->

{{Material List
 |Caption=Materials of {{PAGENAME}}
 | Material1
 | Material2
 | Material3
 | Material4
 | Material5

<!-- or you can use a table like this, which might be nice if it gets big, since you can sort it, or if you want to add some extra info -->

{{Material Table
 | Custom Caption = 
 | Table Rows =
{{Material Row
 |      Object = 
 |    Material = 
 |   Condition = 
 |       Notes = 

= Location & Directions =
 |        Latitude = 
 |       Longitude = 
 |      Directions = 
 |      Gmap Notes = 
 | Streetview Link = 
 |  Seperate Entry = 
 | Other Map Links = 
 | Other Map Notes = 

= History and Background =
<!-- Monuments don't appear naturally. There's usually an historical event they commemorate or they point to where people are buried. And someone designed the monument -->

== Commemoration ==
<!-- any info specific for this monument. For general historical events or people, see the [[:Category:History|History]] Category. Please use references whenever possible. -->
<!-- Any text. Be nice and keep it short & readably. Use lay-out and such. -->

== Design, build and condition ==
<-- any info specific for this monument, such as info on who designed it, the current condition, if it was renovated. For general info on for example designers, see the [[:Category:Designer|Designer]] Category. Please use references whenever possible. -->
<!-- Any text. Be nice and keep it short & readably. Use lay-out and such. -->

{{Condition Table
 | Custom Caption = 
 | Table Rows =
{{Condition Row
 |   Year = 
 |   Date = 
 |  Event = 
 |  Notes = 
{{Condition Row
 |   Year = 
 |   Date = 
 |  Event = 
 |  Notes = 

= Gallery =
<!-- for other nice pictures. Don't overload it. You can also make different galleries (and use different headers)-->
<!-- if you want to add more than 4 images, copy the Image Row part again for every 4 pictures-->
* External Links to pics:

 | Custom Caption = 
 | Table Rows =
{{Image Row
 |      Image 1 = 
 |    Caption 1 = 
 |      Image 2 = 
 |    Caption 2 = 
 |      Image 3 = 
 |    Caption 3 = 
 |      Image 4 = 
 |    Caption 4 = 
{{Image Row
 |      Image 1 = 
 |    Caption 1 = 
 |      Image 2 = 
 |    Caption 2 = 
 |      Image 3 = 
 |    Caption 3 = 
 |      Image 4 = 
 |    Caption 4 = 

= References, links & further reading =
* [[:Special:Whatlinkshere/{{PAGENAME}}|Links to this page]]

How it will look

RedStar.png BigSpomenik in Town RedStar.png

General Info


Coords: 44.263450,19.880018

Size: ca. 10m
Main Material:  ??
Designer:  ??

Built in 19xx
Condition: neglected

Main Reference:

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Physical aspects: Objects, Style, Shape & Materials

The monument consists of a main object, and several smaller ones surrounding it. For the spomen dom, see this subpage: (link to subpage)


Table of separate objects of Spomenik Template
Image Name Description Size Condition Main Material Notes
Spomen Dom museum building ca. 20m2 abandoned brick see separate subpage here:
Main Object huges slender pillar ca.10m high slightly neglected concrete newly painted, but already moss is growing on the object itself
Commemorative plaque ca. 2m weathered granite and marble at the entrance of the site. Inscription barely readable
Stepping stones small stones near the main element ca. 50cm overgrown ?? ca. 20 stepping stones leading towards the main object
Statue multiple statues on top of the pillar ca 30cm mostly destroyed bronze only the feet remain the rest was stolen?

Style & Shape

The monument is rather abstract, and can be considered a good example of Brutalism. The statues are stylized, humanoid shapes. Part of the carvings on the stone parts seem to have more organic forms.


Bulleted List
Materials of Spomenik Template
  • Concrete
  • Granite
  • Stone
  • Marble
  • Bronze

Sortable Table
Object Material Condition Notes
Main Object Concrete Neglected
Main Object Steel plates weathered partly disappeared
Plaque Marble Neglected with inscription
Statue Bronze Vandalized only the feet remain
Ornaments Bronze gone probably stolen?


Location & Directions
Coords: 44.263450,19.880018

The monument is located in the memorial park in the center of the village near the school. There is a busstop nearby, but the bus from (Bigger Town X) only goes once a day.

* Nearby locations (external)
* Googlemaps Satellite View (external)
  • Note: The monument can be clearly spotted and has a seperate entry on googlemaps. Streetview confirms the location of the monument

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  • Nearby are several other monuments commemorating different wars
  • in the same town, there are other monuments commemorating WWII:
    • Monument (wikilink) on the local cemetery
    • Monument (wikilink) on the road east of the village

History and Background


The monument commemorates the Battle at X, where so many partisans held their last stand until, and then this happened. For an overview of the important events see this general page on the battle, or this external link which gives a nice overview

Design, build and condition

The monument was designed by Designer X in 19xx, but wasn't finished until 19xx. During the more recent war it was mined and almost completely destroyed, It was renovated in 19xx.

Phases in the existence of Spomenik Template
Year/Period Exact Date Event/Use Notes
1956 xx.xx.19xx Design by designer
1960 xx.xx.19xx Building finished
1960 - 1990 Tourist attraction used as a place to relax by many of the locals
1993 xx.xx.19xx Mined by xx forces/dynamite
2015 xx.xx.20xx renovated funding by locals. some parts could not be restored


Current state

Some Text
Other Text
Very long story to get along with the image which will be wrapped up a bit to fit under the image
something more


Historical pictures

Building of the monument around 19xx, picture with kind permission of
Finished monument, taken in 19xx, picture with kind permission of
Monument in neglected state, picture taken in 20xx
Monument after renovation, picture from wikimedia commons.

References, links & furter reading