The death of yugoslavia bbc
The Death of Yugoslavia by Allan LittleSome of my updates still seem timely, but this edition, published not long after the war had ended, feels a bit like educated guesswork. That might make for exciting expose if it were written as a building mystery, but the book is clearly intended to be research and documentation.
Not sure what details have emerged in the intervening 18 years, but I will say that this edition begins very late in history, with Tudjmans rebellion against Titos anti-ethnic version of authoritarian communism. Its my impression that Tito is still revered by a majority of former Yugoslavians, at least more than Tudjman, I hope, so it seemed a strange way to cast Tudjman as somehow heroic and then pepper the later chapters with one sentence caveats which may zip past readers with less than passing familiarity with Croatias role in the conflict.
Its my opinion that Tudjman and the Croatians were extremely opportunistic in casting themselves as victims and heroes. It appears that splitting Yugoslavia and Bosnia had been pre-arranged between the Croatians and the Serbians and that the Croatians turned on their Bosnian allies from behind, while simultaneously committing war crimes against those and other Balkan neighbors. One documentary suggests that Tudjman even allowed a Croatian town to be decimated, just to win greater international support.
For all the focus on Croatian independence, the Croatians walked away with most of former Yugoslavias coastline and a lot more geography theyd developed a liking for. Nor did independence stop Croatia from challenging Slovenias right to a small section of that coastline of course.
In the very unlikely event that someone who still cares is reading this, Im more than willing to be corrected, though I may increasingly lose interest in confirming that youre right.
More importantly, although it may be unfair to ask any journalist to become a letter-perfect historian, war in the Balkans seems to have much earlier, complex, and twisted origins. The authors allude to this well-known fact by suggesting Bill Clinton lost hope in peaceful solutions after reading the book Balkan Ghosts (not quite true according to Clintons own autobiography, published after this edition was published). But the authors dont seem spend more than one sentence on that critical comment, or, generally speaking, enough time on the much longer history which seems intrinsic to so much Balkan conflict.
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The Death of Yugoslavia is a BBC documentary series first broadcast in , and is also the name of a book written by Allan Little and Laura Silber that accompanies the series. It covers the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. It is notable in its combination of never-before-seen archive footage interspersed with interviews of most of the main players in the conflict. This format, pioneered by the programme's production company, Brian Lapping Associates, was very influential and the company produced many others in similar style. There is a malicious game to play when listening, as we all have, to people sounding off with pat formulas about the terrible civil war that destroyed Yugoslavia: how many seconds before the first flat contradiction? Even the nimblest minds usually spin off the road after less than
BBC-made documentary in 9 parts, about the bloody disintegration of former Yugoslavia. CD - Music for kids CD - foreign releases CD - classical music CD - audio books Blu ray music DVD - recent Serbian and ex-Yugoslavian movies from year
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It covers the collapse of Yugoslavia , the subsequent wars and the signing of the final peace accords. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 20 May Hidden categories: Use dmy dates from December Pages using infobox television with editor parameter All pages needing factual verification Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from September Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.