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BBC: The Death Of Yugoslavia – #2/6 – The Road to War

06/09/2019

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The Death of Yugoslavia (broadcast as Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation in the US) is a BBC documentary series first broadcast in 1995, and it is also the title of a BBC book by Allan Little and Laura Silber that accompanies the series. It covers the collapse of Yugoslavia, the subsequent wars and the signing of the final peace accords. It uses a combination of archived footage interspersed with interviews with most of the main players in the conflict, including Slobodan Milošević, Radovan Karadžić, Franjo Tuđman and Alija Izetbegović, as well as members of the International political community, who were active in the various peace initiatives.

The series was awarded a BAFTA award in 1996 for Best Factual Series.It also won the 1995 Peabody Award. Interviews for the series have been used by ICTY in war crimes prosecutions.

All the papers relating to the documentary series, including the full transcripts of the interviews, are lodged at the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives at King’s College, University of London

During the trial of Slobodan Milošević before the ICTY, Judge Bonomy referred to “the tendentious nature of much of the commentary”

Episode 2

In April 1990, Croatia holds its first free parliamentary election. Ethnic Serbs in Croatia feel threatened by the nationalist tone of Croatia’s newly elected President Franjo Tuđman and they begin a Log Revolution in August 1990. On 19 May 1991, Croatia holds an independence referendum, which is approved by a wide majority. The Battle of Vukovar of August 1991 is the first major battle in the Croatian War of Independence

 

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