Following the death of the Yugoslavian President Tito in 1980, the semi-autonomous republics and provinces that he had welded into a multi-cultural nation in 1945 slid gradually towards separation. For ten years following 1991, the world watched in horror as a series of bloody wars ripped a modern European state apart, and the intolerable spectacle eventually forced international intervention. Illustrated with rare photos and colour uniform plates, this second of two volumes by experts on the Balkan region offers a concise breakdown of the indigenous forces involved in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia.
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Table of Contents
· Historical background · Military and political situation in Bosnia, 1992 · Bosnian Moslem forces 1992 – militias, territorials and police – formation of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Army – foreign volunteers – W.Bosnian (Bihac) forces · Bosnian Serb forces – army and police – militias · Bosnian Croat forces - HVO Army – police – HOS militia – foreign volunteers · Deployment of UNPROFOR · Course of the Bosnian Civil War 1992–95 – deployment of IFOrR, 1995 · Situation and armed forces since 1995