Vintage Sunday Times Magazine 4th July 1999
DARK VICTORY NATO’S JUST WAR
It is, God willing, the last time this century we will send British forces to war in Europe – the last time in a millennium of conflict that we will witness our continent embroiled in genocide. There are still voices raised in opposition – it was an unjust war in which Nato’s bombing of Serbia triggered the ethnic cleansing of Kosovo. The evidence now emerging must surely silence such critics. When British forces pushed into Kosovo after 77 days of bombing, they found a small, defenceless province turned into a charnel house. The Serbs had used rape, murder and terror as a government-sanctioned weapon of war on a huge scale. The evidence was not in isolated pockets, but in village after village, from town to town. The torture chambers with gruesome snapshots of terrified children; the roads where untold hundreds, maybe thousands, of unarmed refugees were massacred; the green fields scarred by the freshly turned earth of mass graves. This special issue of The Sunday Times Magazine records the work of our photographers who were there from the war’s hesitant outbreak to its dark victory. Peter Marlow was with the US Navy as the missiles were launched. Fergus Greer, an accredited war artist, drove into Pristina with the first British soldiers. The pictures they and others took are testament to a just cause.
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