Skip to content Sian MacLeod
UK Ambassador to Serbia
Part of UK in Serbia
25th September 2020 Belgrade, Serbia
Windows on History The British and the Second World War in YugoslaviaThe Second World War finally came to an end just over 75 years ago. The memory of that war becomes more distant with each passing generation.
This was the lived experience of my parents’ generation, experience and memories that our parents – or perhaps for some of you your grandparents – recounted to us as children, but which we can only now pass on second or third hand to our own children.
Some of the most remarkable wartime memories and stories told by the British wartime generation concern the cooperation and events which happened in what was then Yugoslavia. They are memories and stories of a remarkable history of struggle, bravery, resilience, ingenuity and sacrifice by our forebears to overcome a common adversary.
The Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, here in Belgrade, is a constant reminder of the sac..