28 Oct. 1992
Prozor, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Republics of
FILE PHOTO 28OCT92 - A soldier of the Bosnian Croat militia wearing a World War Two-vintage German cap waves away a photographer October 28, 1992 in front of gutted houses in the central Bosnian town of Prozor, shortly after the area was purged of Bosnian Moslem residents by Bosnian Croat forces allied to Zagreb, early into Bosnia's war. Croatian President Franjo Tudjman, whose death was announced December 11, was a communist general who turned to nationalism and led Croatia through war to independence from the crumbling Yugoslav federation in 1991. His hardline rhetoric and dubious human rights record did little to endear Tudjman to the West. But a clandestine attempt to divide neighbouring Bosnia with Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic during the 1992-95 war and to annex Croat territories remained his cardinal sin.