By Nigel Thomas, K Mikulan, Darko Pavlovic
Following the loss of life of the Yugoslavian strongman President Tito in 1980, the various semi-autonomous republics and provinces that he had welded right into a state in 1945 moved inexorably in the direction of separation. After a deceptively fresh holiday for independence by means of Slovenia in 1991, the realm watched a sequence of alternative wars rip via this contemporary eu kingdom. during this first of 2 volumes, specialists at the Balkan zone supply an unprecedentedly transparent, concise clarification of the Slovene, Croatian and Krajina-Serb armies of those campaigns, illustrated with infrequent pictures and a unprecedented variety of color uniform plates.
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The Lika Region, defended by 5 0 comprised five districts: two (Gospi Otocac) under Croatian control and (Donji Labac, Gracac and Korenic under SAO Krajina. The whole 5 comprised the Rijeka Region; Lika, Is the offshore islands and the coastal stri with 19 districts: Buzet, Cabar, Crikveni Delnice, Gospic, Krk, Labin, Mali Losi Otocac, Pag, Pazin, Porec, Pula, Rab Rijeka, Rovinj, Senj, Umag and Vrbovsko, There were three JNA 13 Corps garrisons: in Croatian-held territory, at Gospic, Pula and Rijeka.
They are wearing Croatian Police pattern uniforms in leaf camouflage, with JNA conscripts' leather belts. The majority of the officers and men of this battalion came from the ranks of refugees 'ethnically cleansed' from north-eastern Baranja by Krajina-Serb forces. ) 3 July 1991-2 Jan 1992: Croatian resistance to the JNA, Serb militias and SVK in E and W Slavonia, Banovina, Lika and Kordun, and Dalmatia. ) 3 Jan 1992-30 Apr 1995: The 'phoney war' of limited Croatian operations against the Republic of Serbian Krajina (RSK).
Krunoslav Mikulan) A close-up of the gilt Croatian M92 service cap badge, depicting a crested chequered shield above 'V' (for Vojska Army) in troplet pattern, on crossed swords, within an oak wreath. The chin strap is fixed by square tmplet-pattern buttons. (Krunoslav Mikulan) - Croatia was re-established amid national rejoicing. On 28 Jan 1993, in a parallel action not approved by the government, 126 Bde and 16 HDR retook the Peruca dam and power plant near Sinj, thereby preventing their destruction by the SVK, which would have flooded a large populated area.
The Yugoslav Wars Slovenia & Croatia 1991-95 by Nigel Thomas, K Mikulan, Darko Pavlovic