The Death of Yugoslavia

The Death of Yugoslavia is a BBC documentary series 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, including Slobodan Milošević, Radovan Karadžić, Franjo Tuđman and Alija Izetbegović.

This format, pioneered by the programme’s production company, Brian Lapping Associates, was very influential and the company produced many others in a similar style.
The series was awarded a BAFTA award in 1996 for Best Factual Series. Because of the series a large number of interviews with prominent leaders and commanders of the conflict, it has been frequently used by ICTY in war crimes prosecutions.

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

Six parts:  1. “Enter Nationalism”  2. “The Road to War”  3. “Wars of Independence”  4. “The Gates of Hell” 5. “A Safe Area” 6. “Pax Americana”

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