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"Tito and the Balkan Tinderbox"

Course of Our Times, Series II

VHS; U-Matic; 16mm film


Program Number

Date Aired
ca. 1970

30 min.

The Balkans have been variously termed the International Cockpit, The Cauldron of Diplomacy, The Tinderbox of Europe - the names suiting the dramatic style of the writer, but all pointing up the tempestuous character of life and destiny in this hopelessly fragmented area. This chapter details the tragic role of the Balkans preceding and during World War II, with special emphasis on the rise of Tito and the Partisans, and that bastion that they created in Yugoslavia.

Recording Location
WGBH, Boston

1 VHS use copy [In Course of Our Times Collection, Box 1]
1 U-Matic copy [In Sachar Personal Papers, Box 26]
4 16 mm films [2 B&W, 2 color; in Sachar Film Collection]