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Yugoslav People's Army Training, May 1985.

Yugoslav People's Army Training, May 1985.

Yugoslav People’s army training, may 1985Regiment's JNA unit conducted a day in the field in early spring conditions.  The focus was put into revising the basic close-order drill, as well as upgrading the knowledge of the correct proce...

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YU Antiques Police and Army Uniforms for Rentals

YU Antiques Police and Army Uniforms for Rentals

ON SET FILM SPECIALISTSNeed a film specialist for an upcoming film, show or event? With over 20 years of supplying re-enactors across the world under our belts, we may have what you're looking for. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff are always o...

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History of the Serbian Armed Forces

History of the Serbian Armed Forces

The modern history of the Serbian armed forces starts in the 19th century. During the national insurrection of 1804. There was a need for modernly drilled and armed formations to effectively engage the Ottoman forces. The leadership of the uprising l...

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Royal Yugoslav Air Force Detachment

Royal Yugoslav Air Force Detachment

The Yugoslav Detachment of the 376th Bombardment Group, 512th Bombardment Squadron stationed in Italy, was formed from a group of Royal Yugoslav Air Force personnel in exile. After the capitulation of Yugoslavia in 1941 these men risked their lives a...

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Siege of Sarajevo

Siege of Sarajevo

The Siege of Sarajevo is often regarded as one of the longest and most brutal sieges in human history, characterised by massive shellings from the attackers and a determined struggle of the defenders.  In the immediate aftermath of Bosnia’...

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Croatia’s Scramble for Weapons

Croatia’s Scramble for Weapons

After the Republic of Croatia declared independence from the Yugoslavian State on June 25th, 1991, they expected the same amount of resistance that Slovenia faced during their move for independence. Croatia, however, was severely under equipped to fa...

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Siege of Vukovar

Siege of Vukovar

It is without a doubt that the battle of Vukovar was one of the most monumental battles of the Yugoslav wars, a staggering siege characterised by immense material and structural damage, as well as civilian casualties. Following abolishment of th...

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November 29th Yugoslavia Day of the Republic

November 29th Yugoslavia Day of the Republic

On this day in 1943 the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (Antifašističko vijeće narodnog oslobođenja Jugoslavije, AVNOJ) at its second session in Jajce declared that Yugoslavia would be “built on a democrati...

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Landmines in the Yugoslav Wars

Landmines in the Yugoslav Wars

Landmines were particularly brutal weapons widely used by all sides in the Yugoslav wars. Despite being deemed inhumane and viewed as obsolete on an international level, Yugoslavia maintained one of the biggest landmine stockpiles in the whole world....

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WW2 Operation Halyard

WW2 Operation Halyard

Operation Halyard was the biggest rescue operation in history of the US Air force. Several hundred American and Allied pilots had been rescued and airlifted with the help of General Mihailovich’s Yugoslav Chetniks. Following Italy’s ...

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Mitrovdan Offensive

Mitrovdan Offensive

Following Croatia’s secession from Yugoslavia and subsequent armed conflict in the newly established republic, all eyes were on Bosnia after the Yugoslav People’s army withdrawal in 1992. Unsatisfied with their position within the Yu...

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NAM Non-Aligned Movement 60th Anniversary

NAM Non-Aligned Movement 60th Anniversary

The Non-Aligned Movement NAM is a forum of 120 developing world countries that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. After the United Nations, it is the largest grouping of states worldwide. The movement originated in th...

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Propaganda During the Yugoslav Wars

Propaganda During the Yugoslav Wars

The events during the Yugoslav wars were often confusing and misinterpreted, as were the ones that led to the conflict itself. A permanent propaganda campaign was maintained by all sides involved throughout the whole war, starting during the national...

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September 10th Day of Yugoslavian War Navy

September 10th Day of Yugoslavian War Navy

The Yugoslavian War Navy was the navy of Yugoslavia from 1945 to 1992. It was essentially a coastal defense force with the mission of preventing enemy landings along Yugoslavia's rugged 4.000-kilometer shoreline or coastal islands, and contesting...

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Yugoslav Peoples Army Marines

Yugoslav Peoples Army Marines

Yugoslav Marines (Serbo-Croatian – Mornarička Pešadija) were elite special forces of the Yugoslav People’s Army. The unit, distinguishable for its blue berets, represented one of the best-qualified, most educated, and trained YPA u...

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Siege of Dubrovnik

Siege of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is an old Croatian town on the Adriatic coast, a UNESCO heritage site that represents one of the Mediterranean's top tourist destinations. Its rich history and colorful architecture make it a tourist hotspot and an attractive location f...

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Improvised Armored Vehicle Majsan

Improvised Armored Vehicle Majsan

APC Majsan was an improvised armored vehicle used by the Croatian police force in Dubrovnik during the Croatian War for Independence (Croatian Homeland War – Domovinski rat). Defenders of Dubrovnik were poorly armed, and lacking basic resources...

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Fikret Abdić Babo

Fikret Abdić Babo

Fikret Abdić ’Babo’ was the leader of the self-proclaimed micro-state Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia (Republic of Western Bosnia), during the Yugoslavian civil war. The Autonomous Province, later the Republic, was proclaimed by loc...

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Greek Volunteers in the Bosnian War

Greek Volunteers in the Bosnian War

During the Bosnian War, volunteers of different nationalities fought for the Army of Republika Srpska. They were motivated by different reasons: financial gain, religious identification, and political orientation. One of the largest groups of foreign...

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Zastava M-56 Submachine Gun

Zastava M-56 Submachine Gun

Zastava M-56, was a Yugoslav submachine gun produced by Zastava factory in Kragujevac.  In 1956, Yugoslav People's Army leadership has decided to replace the previous M49 submachine gun, to modernize the army equipment and weapons. &nbs...

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Child Soldiers In The Yugoslavian Civil War

Child Soldiers In The Yugoslavian Civil War

The United Nations estimates that between 2000 and 4000 child fighters fought in the Yugoslavian civil war. However, their exact number is unknown, as child soldiers were involved in armies of all three warring sides in Yugoslavia. Croatia's Asso...

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A Soldier's Guide to Bosnia

A Soldier's Guide to Bosnia

United Nations peacekeeping force failed to prevent the war in the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina. After the signing of The Dayton Peace Accord on 14 December 1995, NATO and other international forces had been standing by to provide a...

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The Last People's Hero Of Yugoslavia

The Last People's Hero Of Yugoslavia

Order of the people’s hero (Serbian: Orden Narodnog Heroja) was one of the highest Yugoslav military awards. Established during the Second World War, in 1942, it was awarded for extraordinary heroism and its recipients were well respected in Yu...

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Operation Una

Operation Una

Operation Una was the final offensive of the Croatian army during the Yugoslav civil war. The goal of this military operation was to secure the safe crossing of the Croatian army across the river Una into the territory of Republika Srpska.  ...

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Tito's Relay of Youth

Tito's Relay of Youth

During the rule of the Yugoslav dictator, Marshal Josip Broz Tito, the annual Relay of Youth (Dan Mladosti) was organized on the 25th of May, on his birthday. The relays were significant for establishing and preserving Tito's cult of personality,...

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Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, also known as the Sarajevo assassination (Serbian: Sarajevski atentat), was one of the key events that led to the start of the First World War. The complicated geopolitical relationship between colonial ...

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Yugoslav Paratrooper M48 Knife

Yugoslav Paratrooper M48 Knife

This is possibly the rarest Yugoslavian combat knife, manufactured for the specific needs of the Yugoslav People’s Army 63rd Paratrooper Brigade. In the years following the Second World War, the Yugoslav People’s Army was equipped with a ...

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Arkan Tigers - Serbian Volunteer Guard

Arkan Tigers - Serbian Volunteer Guard

 The Serb Volunteer Guard or “Arkan’s Tigers” were a Serbian paramilitary formation that fought during the Yugoslavian civil war. The unit was formed from the core of the FC Red Star supporters from Belgrade, at the Pokajn...

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Yugoslav Air Force Acro Group Flying Stars

Yugoslav Air Force Acro Group Flying Stars

Precision Display Flying was very popular in Yugoslavia and aircraft shows were often used as a display of the power of the ruling communist party and had a very important propaganda role. Aircraft shows existed in Yugoslavia even prior to the Second...

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Battle of Vozuća

Battle of Vozuća

Battle of Vozuća is the name of a series of battles between the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) and the Army of the Serbian Republic (VRS) which took place during the Bosnian war, between May and September 1995 in the vicinity ...

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M-51 Yugoslav Paratrooper Knife

M-51 Yugoslav Paratrooper Knife

In post-war Communist Yugoslavia, a lot of military equipment was imported from the Soviet Union, and some of the locally manufactured army gear was made under Soviet influence.  M51 combat knife was introduced to Yugoslav People's Army unit...

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Kingdom of Yugoslavia Gas Mask M-1 Nebojša

Kingdom of Yugoslavia Gas Mask M-1 Nebojša

The gas mask M-1- Nebojša was the first gas mask completely made in Yugoslavia which was intended for both military and civilian use. It was produced in the factory Bata in Borovo, under the license of FM-1a, a Czechoslovakian mask designed an...

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Operation Corridor 92

Operation Corridor 92

Operation Corridor 92 (Serbian: Operacija Koridor 92) also known as The Corridor of life (Serbian: Koridor života) is the name of a large-scale military operation conducted by the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) during the Bosnian war. The strategic g...

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Destruction of the Old Mostar Bridge

Destruction of the Old Mostar Bridge

The Old Mostar Bridge represents a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture, it is a tourist gem of the Herzegovina region and is one of the symbols and most recognizable landmarks of Bosnia And Herzegovina. Built between 1557 and 1566 under the rule of S...

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Panther Guard - The Mad Max Vehicles of the Bosnian War

Panther Guard - The Mad Max Vehicles of the Bosnian War

The lack of available military vehicles during the Yugoslav civil war motivated the warring sides to turn to improvised armored vehicles of different shapes and sizes, armed with various weapons. These vehicles were made from all available resources,...

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The War Path Of The Serbian Krajina Express

The War Path Of The Serbian Krajina Express

This is the tale of a heavily armed train equipped with a variety of deadly weapons, a war beast that was used with great efficiency during the terror and carnage that was the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. War trains were used by multiple sides in diff...

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Scorpions Squad

Scorpions Squad

During the siege of Vukovar which started in the summer of 1991, a large number of volunteers from Serbia came to Eastern Slavonia to fight. One of the volunteers was Slobodan Medić Boca from Šid who, together with his brother Aleksandar Medić...

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Serbian Radical Party SRS Volunteer Unit

Serbian Radical Party SRS Volunteer Unit

The beginning of disintegration of Yugoslavia also meant an expansion of nationalist ideas in all SFRY republics. Hence, a far-right Serbian Radical Party emerged in Serbia with its leader Vojislav Šešelj. In early 1990s, Vojislav ...

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Croatian Special Police Unit

Croatian Special Police Unit

On July 23, 1991. by the decision of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia, the Special Police Unit "Alfa" was established. Although it was founded at the very beginning of the Homeland War, the capacities of SJP &quo...

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The Kninjas Unit - “Knindze”

The Kninjas Unit - “Knindze”

After the conflict in Plitvice between the police forces of Krajina and Croatia, in which each side lost one person, Dragan Vasiljković, known as Captain Dragan, together with Franko Simatović, at that time an operative of the State Security Service ...

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The Underground Airbase Slatina

The Underground Airbase Slatina

Yugoslavia had about forty objects of strategic importance, including several underground airports which were the largest military secret. Nearly $90 billion have been spent for the construction of these objects. Željava was the most expensive and th...

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Balkan Storm Reenactement Group from Italy

Balkan Storm Reenactement Group from Italy

Balkan Storm is a reenactement group that mainly focus on Bosnia War from 1992 to 1995. It's member come from Italy, Sweden and Bosnia. Born in summer of 2019 with the first event concerning the Narodna odbrana Zapadne Bosne (NOZB), the group the...

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Officer Binocular ZRAK RD - 7 X 40

Officer Binocular ZRAK RD - 7 X 40

These binoculars were used by the Army of the Republic of Srpska. Produced before the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Such binoculars were used in the Army of the Republic of Srpska by the commander-general Ratko Mladic. These binoculars RD 7x 40...

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Yugoslav people's army training, march 1978.

Yugoslav people's army training, march 1978.

Yugoslav people's army training, march 1978.   “Regiment” is a Slovenian reenactment group that pays great attention to historical accuracy and detail while portraying different armies and combatants throughout th...

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Exhibition “Defence 78”

Exhibition “Defence 78”

Exhibition “Defence 78” Dedicated to Defence against NATO Aggression NATO aggression was the last great crime of the 20th century. The NATO aggression was the end of a horrific and bloody century, during which the Serbs had not deser...

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Kingdom of Yugoslavia Scout Federation

Kingdom of Yugoslavia Scout Federation

Scouting in Serbia has a tradition of more than a century. Only four years after the founding of the World Scout Movement in 1907 in London, a scout movement was founded in Serbia as well. The father of scouting in Serbia is considered to be Dr. Milo...

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Yugoslavia Serbia JNA Serbian Army Karst Camouflage Uniform

Yugoslavia Serbia JNA Serbian Army Karst Camouflage Uniform

Yugoslavia Serbia JNA Serbian Army Karst Camouflage Uniform  Designed for use in the mountainous terrain of Montenegro and Croatia, KARST uniform featured a unique camouflage design featuring light green and dark green fleck-like leaves, wi...

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Arkan Super Tigers Volunteer Unit

Arkan Super Tigers Volunteer Unit

Super Tigers Unit as a part of Arkan's Tigers were formed in early 1993 from the officers of Serbian Volunteer Guard (Arkan's Tigers). Milorad Ulemek aka Legija returned to Serbia at the beginning of the Yugoslav wars and joined the paramilit...

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Jovan Bulj - The Yugoslav Dancing Policeman

Jovan Bulj - The Yugoslav Dancing Policeman

 Jovan Bulj was the most famous Yugoslavian traffic policeman. He gained worldwide media attention after he was noticed by Belgrade journalists because of his graceful movements during traffic control. During the late 1960s and early 1970...

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Yugoslav Air Force Blue Pilot Coverall

Yugoslav Air Force Blue Pilot Coverall

The Air Force and Anti-Air Defence were one of three branches of the Yugoslav People's Army (Serbian – Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija – JNA). Commonly referred to as the Yugoslav Air Force, it was the most respected military branch of t...

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The Order of the Yugoslav Crown (1929 - 1941)

The Order of the Yugoslav Crown (1929 - 1941)

The Order of the Yugoslav Crown was established in five classes in 1929. The first pattern of this order, without an oak wreath above the cross, was awarded only in the first months after the institution. A green, enameled oak wreath was already adde...

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Military Order of Star of Karageorge with Swords (1915 - 1931)

Military Order of Star of Karageorge with Swords (1915 - 1931)

This order was established in two classes , gold and silver , in 1915 as a decoration for NCOs and other ranks and it was awarded exclusively for services rendered during the First World War. The medallion on the reverse specifies the war years : (19...

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The Order of the Star of Karageorge with Swords (1904 - 1941)

The Order of the Star of Karageorge with Swords (1904 - 1941)

The Order of the Star of Karageorge with swords was instituted in 1904 as a decoration for military services rendered. It is identical to the Order of Star of Karageorge without swords , the only differences being the two crossed swords at the centre...

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The Order of the Star of Karageorge (1904 - 1941)

The Order of the Star of Karageorge (1904 - 1941)

The Order of the Star of Karageorge was founded in four classes in 1904. Until 1914 orders were produced by the Viennese workshop of G.A Scheid, but during the First World War, they were manufactured by the Parisian workshop of Arthus-Bertrand. Subse...

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Order of the White Eagle  with Swords (1915 - 1941)

Order of the White Eagle with Swords (1915 - 1941)

The order of the White Eagle with swords was founded in five classes in 1915. It is identical to the Order of the White Eagle without swords and differs only in two crossed swords applied under the crown. This order was awarded exclusively for servic...

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Order of the White Eagle (1882 - 1941)

Order of the White Eagle (1882 - 1941)

The order of the White Eagle was established in five classes in 1882 and awarded until the fall of Yugoslavia in 1941. The first model (1882-1903) During the period of the Obrenovic dynasty, the medallion on the reverse bore the monograms of Kin...

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Order of St. Sava (1883 - 1941)

Order of St. Sava (1883 - 1941)

The order of St. Sava was established in five classes in 1883. The first model (1882-1903) During the period of the Obrenovich dynasty the medallion on the revers had monogram of King Milan, and the saint was depicted in the red robe. Over this ...

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The Order of Milosh the Great (1899-1903)

The Order of Milosh the Great (1899-1903)

The order of Milosh the Great was established in four classes in 1899. It was awarded until 1903, when it was abolished after the downfall of the Obrenovich dynasty . This order was produced by the Viennese workshop of Karl Fleichhacker and the Bavar...

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Order of the Cross of Takovo with Swords (1883 - 1903)

Order of the Cross of Takovo with Swords (1883 - 1903)

The order of the Cross of Takovo with swords was established in 1883 , as decoration for services rendered in war and also abolished after the fall of the Obrenovich dynasty in 1903. Badges of the Order of the Cross of Takovo with swords are identica...

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Order of the Cross of Takovo (1865 - 1903)

Order of the Cross of Takovo (1865 - 1903)

Commemorative Medal of the Cross of Takovo of 1865A decoration entitled Cross of Takovo was awarded for the first time in 1865 as a commemorative medal for the 50th anniversary of the Second Serbian Uprising.A total of 400 medals were manufactured. T...

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