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1916: it's the Balkans, that blighted area of eternal conflict. These dispossessed people who march through snow to safe exile abroad are Serbs, forced from their homeland by troops of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A year later, after poster appeals like this one in New York, and supported by the Allies, the Serbian Army marched home again.

1999: that was then ... now the regional alliances have moved on and a Serb in Belgrade holds a poster carrying an obituary notice for the President of the country that was once an ally of Serbia. The bombing of Yugoslavia is in its third week, uniting many Serbs against the man they hold chiefly responsible for the Nato attacks, Bill Clinton.

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