The three month siege of Vukovar, in the autumn of 1991, when an average of 5,000 shells a day landed on the city, set a pattern for events in the former Yugoslavia. We are living with that pattern still. And yet, strangely, the world appears to have forgotten what occurred there. The heavy toll suf…
The Tragedy of Vukovar
’The three month siege of Vukovar, in the autumn of 1991, when an average of 5,000 shells a day landed on the city, set a pattern for events in the former Yugoslavia.’
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