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Battle of Vukovar


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Vukovar part 1


The Battle of Vukovar


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The Battle of Vukovar was an 87-day siege of Vukovar in eastern Croatia by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various paramilitary forces from Serbia, between August and November 1991. Before the Croatian War of Independence the Baroque town was a prosperous, mixed community of Croats, Serbs and other ethnic groups. As Yugoslavia began to break up, Serbia's President Slobodan Milošević and Croatia's President Franjo Tuđman began pursuing nationalist politics. In 1990, an armed insurrection was started by Croatian Serb militias, supported by the Serbian government and paramilitary groups, who seized control of Serb-populated areas of Croatia. The JNA began to intervene in favour of the rebellion, and conflict broke out in the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia in May 1991. In August, the JNA launched a full-scale attack against Croatian-held territory in eastern Slavonia, including Vukovar.
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  • Background 

  • Prelude to the battle 

  • Opposing forces 

  • Phase I, August to September 1991 

  • Phase II, October to November 1991 

  • Casualties 

  • War crimes 

  • Political aspects 

  • Occupation, restoration and reconstruction 

  • Commemorations and memorials 

  • Films and books