Letter: Why Britain should be involved in action against Serbian tyranny

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Sir: Katherine Levine has been less than adequately briefed on the history of Kosovo (Letters, 2 January). The forebears of the modern Albanians had been living in Kosovo for a thousand and more years before the first Slav arrived in the Balkans. In the couple of centuries or so between the departure of the Byzantines and the arrival of the Ottomans, Kosovo came under the rule of a precarious Serbian 'empire'.

To suggest that this entitles the Serbs to hold on to it for ever is like proposing to go to war with France to reassert Plantagenet sovereignty over Aquitaine.

Yours sincerely,

HARRY HODGKINSON

London, NW1

2 January

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