Anniversary of Maglaj Mission

At 8.20 p.m. on 3rd May 1995, a United Nations base in Bosnia was attacked by a T-55 tank for the second time in four days.  Despite suffering many casualties, the British, Canadian and New Zealand troops responded magnificently, protecting the vulnerable civilians and setting the standard for UNPROFOR  Safe Areas.

Just before the genocide in Srebrenica, Daniel McGrory described these soldiers as “Saviours of the Children” when he described the humanitarian work of Corporal Steve Dowsett and other Queen’s Royal Lancers in the Bosnian siege town of Maglaj.

See chapter 3 of Belfast to Benghazi for the story of the defence of Maglaj and subsequent frustrations when Srebrenica fell.

https://www.waterstones.com/book/belfast-to-benghazi/rupert-wieloch/9781861515667

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