Crossing the Rubicon: The Outbreak of War in Sarajevo

  • Kenneth Morrison


This chapter covers the immediate period before the outbreak of war in April 1992, focusing on the activities of the SDS, the anti-war demonstrations, and the alleged shootings by SDS gunmen on the demonstrators gathered outside the parliament building directly across from the hotel. It also provides a detailed overview of the events of 5 and 6 April 1992, drawing on the accounts of those who witnessed the events, and how the SDS leadership escaped from the hotel before it was secured by Bosnian government forces.


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  • Kenneth Morrison
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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