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Croatian Homeland War veterans to present award to British rock band Dire Straits

Written by  Oct 09, 2017

The Association of Croatian Homeland War Veterans 1991 (UHBDR91) in cooperation with other veteran associations in Croatia, will present Dire Straits with a gold plaque for ‘’Brother in Arms’’.

In early days of the Homeland War in Croatia, the popular song of the British rock band in a certain way became an anthem of Croatian soldiers, commemorating the innocent victims of war, not only in Croatia but elsewhere in the world.

This touching song was weaved into the video of Gordan Lederer, a cameraman from Croatian Radio Television, who was shot by a member of Serbian paramilitary units on the 10th of August 1991 while filming on the first line of defence near Hrvatska Kostajnica.

Lederer’s video ‘’Banijska ratna praskozorja’’ (‘’War sunrise in Banija’’) from 1991 was composed from his last recordings of members of the 1. Gardijska brigada ‘’Tigrovi’’ (the First Guard Brigade ‘’Tigers’’) during their patrol.

Therefore, the Croatian veterans decided to award The Dire Straits Experience, a tribute band of Dire Straits and present them with a gold plaque at their concert on the 24th of October in Zagreb.

On this occasion, the band will play the greatest hits of the original line up of the popular British rock band and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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