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
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".
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
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 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
A. M. - USA