1999 John Borneman & Linda Fisher, All Rights Reserved
The Mostar bridge in Bosnia
is blown-up by Croatian soldiers in 1993 cutting off the Croat population
on one side of the river, from the Muslim population on the other.
During Tito's rule these two groups had lived and worked together
as neighbors. Note the date and time stamp in the lower left corner
which pin-points this moment in history. (credit: amateur video
shot during the event and broadcast over Serbian television).
Sound: The sound of
Tito's funeral train with an excerpt of music written to accompany
television coverage. When he ruled Yugoslavia, Tito traveled the
country on his "blue train" tirelessly selling his program
of unity and brotherhood to peoples who had lived in mutual suspicion
and hatred for centuries. When he died, his coffin was placed aboard
this same train which then traveled throughout Yugoslavia so all
could mourn him. Although some secretly feared unity could not now
be maintained, grieving crowds lined the tracks singing songs and
carrying signs which read "Tito we will follow you. From
your path we will not stray."
time: ~20 sec.