The Hazards of Living on the Frontline

  • Kenneth Morrison


This chapter focuses on the dangers of staying in, and working from, the Holiday Inn during the early months of the siege of Sarajevo. Its frontline location made it a dangerous place to reside, and this chapter provides an analysis of how the hotel’s new guests dealt with the hazards of living there. Here the author draws on extensive interviews with journalists based at the hotel to provide a detailed analysis of how journalists adapted to these dangers. The author also discusses the myriad guests (journalists, aid workers, political activists, filmmakers, playwrights, and musicians) who passed through the hotel during the siege.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Morrison
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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