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on 10 July 2009
Let's get one misconception out of the way. UN Peacekeepers? No, how can any outsiders keep the peace in a civil war? These were UN forces providing aid and assistance to those that needed it, i.e. the Bosniaks.
The story is based on the Lasva Valley ethnic cleansing which refers to the numerous war crimes committed during the Bosnian war by the Croatian Community of Herzeg-Bosnia's political and military leadership on Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) civilians in the Lasva Valley region of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The campaign, planned from May 1992 to March 1993 and erupting the following April, was meant to implement objectives set forth by Croat nationalists in November 1991. The Lasva Valley's Bosniaks were subjected to persecution on political, racial and religious grounds, deliberately discriminated against in the context of a widespread attack on the region's civilian population and suffered mass murder, rape, imprisonment in camps, as well as the destruction of cultural sites and private property. This was often followed by anti-Bosniak propaganda, particularly in the municipalities of Vitez, Busovaèa, Novi Travnik and Kiseljak.
The title is a total irony. A FV510 Warrior was the tank that was used by these forces.
It is an outstanding piece of work with some excellent acting. It shows how the UN are fundamentally toothless when trying to perform duties in areas such as this. It will shock you, it will bring tears to your eyes. It will also leave you feeling utterly helpless, just like the poor soldiers felt watching what was happening and unable to respond.
It also shows how the men had to deal with their emotions upon retuning home.
Just be thankful it's a drama that you're watching and not clips from what really happened!
Indispensable. The BBC ought to be ashamed not to have released this DVD in the UK.