The Yugoslav Wars (2): Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia 1992-2001

The Yugoslav Wars (2): Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia 1992-2001


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Osprey's examination of Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia's involvement in the Yugoslav Wars (1991-1995), as well as their involvement in the conflictsof the years that followed.Following the death of the Yugoslavian strongman President Tito in 1980, the several semi-autonomous republics and provinces that he had welded into a nation in 1945 moved inexorably towards separation. As the world watched a series of wars ripped through this modern European state. In this second of two volumes, experts on the Balkan region give an unprecedented, clear and concise explanation of the armies of the the Bosnian Civil War 1992-5 as well as the conflicts in Kosovo and Macedonia. This includes the regular and militia forces which fought in these campaigns and which ultimately resulted in the UN/NATO policing of the region that continues to this day. The book is illustrated with rare photos and an extraordinary range of colour uniform plates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841769646
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Series: Elite Series , #146
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 778,992
Product dimensions: 7.26(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Dr. Nigel Thomas is an accomplished linguist and military historian and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. His interests are 20th century military and civil uniformed organisations, with a special interest in Eastern Europe. He was recently awarded a PhD on the Eastern Enlargement of NATO.

Krunoslav Mikulan MA is a Lecturer at a Teacher Training College in Croatia. His particular interests are the history, organization, uniforms and insignia of ex-Yugoslav military and internal security forces. He is the author of books on the Croatian police and on the Croatian forces in World War II; and is the co-author with Nigel Thomas of MAA 282 Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941-5. The author lives in Newcastle, UK and Croatia.

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

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