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OPERATION STORM

# ( 23,688 )         57 min           2019    

Operation Storm was the single-most decisive battle of the Croatian War for Independence. Launched by the Republic of Croatia in August 1995, it was the largest European land battle since the Second World War. 


The success of this remarkable military action by Croatia came after four years of brutal fighting. Outnumbered, outgunned, but not outmaneuvered, this tiny new democracy prevailed in a David versus Goliath battle, a moral as well as military victory by an exceptional people. Storm ended the massive humanitarian disaster and genocide committed by the Serbian Army and Chetnik terrorists. It led to the liberation of one third of Croatian territory seized by the enemy, and it made possible the Dayton Agreement that brought peace to the region. 


This film documents the events surrounding this extraordinary battle, demonstrating that Croatia, along with its army and generals, deserve commendation from the world community, if not a Nobel Peace Prize.

Director           Nikola Knez

Producer¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Miroslav MeńĎimorec, Nikola Knez, Damir O. Rados

Screenplay¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Miroslav MeńĎimorec, Dorothy S. McClellan

Film Genre      Documentary

Country           USA / Croatia

 

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