The Road From Sarajevo -

The Road From Sarajevo

British Army Operations In Bosnia, 1995-1996



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The savage Bosnian civil war was ended politically by the Dayton Peace Agreement. But this had to be implemented on the ground by NATO. How this was done by 2nd Battalion the Light Infantry is explained in a richly detailed analysis of dangerous missions. The challenges of military operations in the war-torn Balkans are illustrated with vivid descriptions of operations and incidents often in the words of the soldiers themselves. BBC journalist Martin Bell summarises their role: 'The troops risked their lives to save the lives of others, swept away the road blocks and restored a minimal peace in Bosnia after three and a half years of war The British troops interpreted their mandates bravely. They made a difference.' AUTHOR Brigadier Ben Barry joined the Light Infantry in 1976. After service in UK, Northern Ireland, Germany and the Far East he commanded Second Battalion Light Infantry in 1994-6. He returned to Bosnia to command a NATO Multinational Brigade in 2003. He now works at MOD in London and lives near Cirencester, Gloucestershire. SELLING POINTS: 'A clear, frank and perceptive account of these dangerous and challenging operations, as well as an authoritative analysis of battlegroup command and the human dimension of front-line peacekeeping operations.' Professor Richard Holmes A unique insight into the decisive role the British Army played in ending the Bosnian war, including first-hand descriptions of firefights and confrontations with ruthless warlords. 62 colour illustrations

Product code: 9780750961998

ISBN 9780750961998
No. Of Pages 328
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156xS10
Publisher The History Press Ltd
With a total of only 200 men, a British battlegroup was charged to enforce the peace in a 100km area, through which wound a front line separating the territory of the Bosnian Muslims from that of the Bosnian Serb forces.