Tribute to Army of RBIH

 
BOSNIAN ARMY
ARMIJA RBIH

Tribute to Army of RBIH


This is a website dedicated to those who defended the Bosnian state at its birth. I decided to build this website to commemorate the struggle and birth of the modern Bosnian state.


It is not meant as a political site and is not here to decide the History of the war. It is just a factual look at the Bosnian Army.

When building it I had to consider what to be included and I decided to keep items from the HVO that supported the Bosnian state. I also decided to include the Bosnian units loyal to Fikret Abdic "Narodna Odbrana Zapadne Bosne".

I have collected Bosnian Army patches since the war and have a collection close to 200 patches. I have seen other sites and books dedicated to the VS/VRS and also HV/HVO. However I have not yet seen anyone attempt to put together a collection of the Armija BiH.

Considering the historical importance they played in the establishment of Bosnia I thought it was time to do so. I also have duplicate Bosnian army patches I am willing to sell or trade. Also I have a large collection of Croatian and Serbian patches I am willing to trade for Armija BiH/HVO/NOZB patches or items. I am also always looking to add on to my collection.

The role the Bosnian army played in the establishment of the state was critical. During the early years of the war '92-93 the army was very poorly equipped and armed. The international community wanted to partition the country into something that would today look like the Palestinian territories. The Serbian Army controlled 70% of Bosnian territory mostly based on the fact that they inherited the Yugoslav National Army (JNA).The Croats controlled about 12% and the Bosnian loyalist controlled the rest 18%.
This would have been a monumental failure for Europe and the world. To have another situation like that of Palestine in the heart of Europe would have been a catastrophic mistake. It would have been a heaven for terrorists and also a huge political gain for the Muslim extremists to show how the west treats non-Christians. The European community was shocked that the Bosnian government wouldn't capitulate and accept the realities on the ground. All the odds were stacked against the Bosnian Government forces. Regardless of the situation on the ground the Bosnian army fought on with great courage if not yet the skill to match.
Through the encouragement of the US government the only western power to truly support the Bosnian state and Iranian weapons, the Bosnian government was eventually able to establish itself in the war. The Bosnian Army with help from US bombing missions and a Federation with the Croats in Herzegovina were eventually able to liberate over 50% of the territory and establish peace.


I also have a large collection of films and documentaries from the wars in the former Yugoslavia that I am willing to sell. Please contact me for a complete list. They include films from all the combatants in the war Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats.

Christopher A. M. - USA


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