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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Fall of Milosevic
The Fall of Milosevic Television Documentary Archive
Level of description
Collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
41 boxes


Name of creator(s)

Brook Lapping Productions

Administrative / Biographical history

The Fall of Milosevic is a three-part television documentary produced by Brook Lapping Productions, a London based television production company, for the BBC television and broadcast during January 2003. The Executive Producers were Norma Percy and Brian Lapping for Brook Lapping and Alex Holmes for the BBC. The Series Producer was Dai Richards; the Associate Producers were Tihomir Loza and Delphine Jaudeau.

Archival history

A number of the videotapes of interviews, listed as deposited, were not found in the accession.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Norma Percy, Brook Lapping Productions, Nov 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The Fall of Milosevic archive, 1994-2002, consists of interview transcripts, videotapes, research files, press cuttings and published material concerning Slobodan Milosevic, former president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and his fall from the height of his power in 1995 to his trial in the Hague for war crimes and genocide. It includes VHS videos of interviews as well as transcripts of the interviews with, in most cases, detailed listings of the questions asked. The interviews incorporate eye-witness accounts: from government officials in Europe, America and Russia who describe their conflict over the NATO bombing campaign against Milosevic; from Milosevic’s wife, deputy and Army Chief of Staff who detail how he refused to take threats to his position seriously; from his successors who tell how they plotted to replace him; and from Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders leading the guerrilla campaign against Serbia, as well as from ordinary people caught up in the ethnic cleansing.

Interviewees include government and military personnel from the highest levels of the Serbian and Kosovar governments, and officials of the European Community and the United Nations, notably:
William Jefferson (‘Bill’) Clinton, US President, 1993-2001
Anthony (‘Tony’) Blair, British Prime Minister, 1997-2007
Jacques Chirac, President of France, 1995-2007
Boris Yeltsin, President of the Russian Federation, 1991-1997
Mirjana (‘Mira’) Markovic, leader of the JUL party and wife and political partner of Milosevic
Milan Milutinovic, President of Serbia, 1998-2002; Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, 1995-1997
Robin Cook, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 1997-2001
Lamberto Dini, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1996-2001
Hubert Védrine, French Foreign Minister, 1997-2002
Yevgeny Primakov, Prime Minister of the Russia Federation, 1988-1999; Foreign Minister, 1996-1998
Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State, 1997-2001
Gen Klaus Naumann Chairman of NATO’s North Atlantic Military Committee, 1996-1999
Richard Holbrooke, US Ambassador to the United Nations, 1999-2001
Dusan Mitevic, advisor to Milosevic and Director of TV Belgrade
Zoran Lilic, President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, 1993-1997
Dusan Mihajlovic, President of the New Democracy Party; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior 2001-2004; Serbian Interior Minister, 1993-1997
Branislav Ivkovic, former Serbian Minister for Science and Technology, President of the Belgrade branch of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS)
Nebojsa Covic, Deputy Prime Minister, Serbian Government 2000-2004; Leader, Democratic Alternative, [1997]; Mayor of Belgrade, 1992-1997
Zoran Djindjic, Prime Minister of Serbia, Government of Serbia 2001-2003; President of the Democratic Party, 1993-[2003]
Vesna Pesic, leader of Zajedno (‘Together’) Coalition, 1993-1997, President of the Civic Alliance of Serbia, 1992-1998; Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro in Mexico, 2001-2005
Hashim Thaci, leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)
Commander Goran ‘Guri’ Radosavljevic, Serbian police chief
Dukagjin Gorani, Kosovar journalist
Adem Demaci, Chief of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) political spokesman from 1998
Christopher Hill, US Special Envoy to Kosovo 1998-1999
Jamie Shea, Spokesman of NATO and Deputy Director of Information and Press 1993-2000
Javier Solana, NATO Secretary General, 1995-1999
George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen, Secretary-General of NATO Oct 1999-Jan 2004, British Defence Secretary 1997-1999
Milo Djukanovic, Prime Minister of Montenegro 1991-1998, 2003-2006, 2008-2010, 2012-present; President of Montenegro, 1998–2002; Leader of the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro until 1997, then re-elected 1997 to present
Rustem Mustafa (‘Remi’), Commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA); Commander of the Llap Operative Zone 1997 to 1999; General in the TMK (Kosovo Protection Corps) 1999 onwards
James Rubin, Senior Advisor to US Ambassador to the UN, 1993-1996; Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State; US State Department spokesman and Assistant Secretary of State, 1997-2000
Veton Surroi, founder Parliamentary Party, 1990; founder and leader Reformist party, (ORA); member of Kosovo parliament, 2004-2008; publisher and editor of Koha Ditore, Kosovo Albanian newspaper
James O’Brien, Special Advisor to the US President and the Secretary of State for Balkan Democracy, Mar-Oct 2000; State Department’s Deputy Director of Policy Planning at the State Department 1996-2000
Bali Thaci, victim of Serb military action in Kosovo
Gen Wesley Clark, Supreme Allied Commander: Europe, 1997-2000
Samuel (‘Sandy’) Berger, National Security Adviser 1996-2000; Deputy National Security Adviser 1993-1996
Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian peace envoy
Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland 1994-2000

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged in sections, with the interview transcripts arranged geographically, and then in alphabetical order by surname. The videotapes are arranged by roll number.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, by contacting the Archives.

Language/scripts of material

Predominantly English but also in Serb, Albanian, French, Russian, German, Italian, Finnish and Spanish

Finding aids

This summary guide. Detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Archives reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

2002, updated Jun 2015

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