Photographer's Note

Minefields in Croatia can still be found along the former front lines of the Croatian War of Independence. During the 1991-1995 war, up to two million land mines were laid by both sides in the conflict. This has given Croatia one of the worst mine problems in Europe; several hundred people have been killed by them and it is estimated that the country will not be free of mines until at least 2009.

Mines were laid along almost the full length of the front lines, most notably in eastern Slavonia (especially around Vukovar and Osijek), western Slavonia and along the confrontation line in the Croatian Krajina region and parts of northern Dalmatia. Mines were also laid around the international border between the Serb-held Croatian Krajina and the Bosnian Army-held Bihać region of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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