Monday, March 15, 2010

And again: Bosnia

I had to question myself about it being right to post these pictures on this blog and decided that, with the respect I feel for the people pictured, yes, I can.
The Bikavac fire was an atrocity perpetrated in Bikavac, near Višegrad, eastern Bosnia, on 27 June 1992 in which at least 60 Muslim civilians, mostly women and children, were killed after the house in which they were confined was set on fire. Vasvija Bajic (left) and Ramiza Bajic Dudojevic (right) were killed during the massacre.
Zijad Subasic was a young member of the Patriotic League (PL) and the PL leader in Višegrad.  In late ‘91 and early ‘92, he and a couple of other young Bosniak men bought and transported small arms to Visegrad from Sarajevo via Gorazde. Zijad and his men managed to stop the Uzice Corps in Dobrun (outskirts of Visegrad near the Serbian border) and capture 40 “White Eagles”. They held this position for five days and thus allowing many Bosniaks in the village areas to flee.  Zijad was injured during one street fight and sent to Foča  (which was not occupied by the JNA yet). After the occupation of Foča, Zijad was taken from his hospital bed by some local Serbs from Visegrad and slaughtered on the Mehmed-Pasa Sokolovic bridge.  R.I.P.


  1. Greetings from Bosnia. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thank you, much appreciated. If you have any Bosnian beret-related information, please let me know! Greetings from new Zealand