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Željko Zidarić
30th-May-2012, 04:13 AM
What Joanne d'Arc is for France, Mila Gojsalic is for Croatia.

Mila was the beautiful daughter of the local captain. Her origins are from village Kostanje in Dalmatian hinterland and she was a distant descendant of Croatian king Gojslav. In 1530 Ottoman Ahmed-pasha gathered an army of 10 000 men with a goal to conquer Poljica. He made a camp in a place Podgrac. Mila Gojsalić was among other local women forced to lose their virginity with Ahmed-pasha. Because of that act she infiltrated the Turkish camp and blew up the munitions stockpile, killing Ahmed-pasha and numerous officers and soldiers. That act completely surprised and confused remaining Turkish soldiers who were then overrun by people of Poljica. With this act, Mila became a legend of courage, love and sacrifice, not only for the people of Poljica, but also for Croatia. She is remembered much like the Old Testament's Judith and France's Joanne d'Arc.

Podrijetlom je iz sela Kostanja u Dalmatinskoj zagori. Zivjela je u vremenu borbi između Poljicke republike i Turaka. Godine 1530., turski Ahmed-pasa okupio je vojsku od 10 000 vojnika s ciljem osvajanja Poljice. Utaborio se u Podgracu u Gatima. Poljicka djevojka Mila Gojsalic na silu je izgubila tjelesnu nevinost u satoru Ahmed-pase. U zoru je usla u skladiste baruta u turskom taboru i zapalila ga. Poginula je zajedno s Ahmed-pasom i brojnim turskim casnicima i vojnicima. Taj dogadjaj je iznenadio i prestrasio preostalu tursku vojsku pa su Poljicani napali Turke i porazili ih.

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