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The Royal Military Police at the scene of a murder of a Serbian civilian by an Albanian Kosovan who had recently returned to Pristina, 1999

Photograph by Sergeant David John Miles, Kosovo (1999).

The Military Police haven been present on every battlefront and in every country where British troops fought or were stationed. They guarded military installations, directed traffic, dealt with prisoners, policed the military community and maintained law and order in occupied areas.

Although British troops originally went into action in Kosovo to protect ethnic Albanians, one of their subsequent priorities was to protect the remaining minority Serb population against revenge attacks.

One of 48 colour photographs taken by Sergeant David John Miles, a reservist who volunteered to serve with 4 Armoured Brigade as Brigade photographer under the direction of Media Ops, Kosovo, 1999.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2001-09-62-30


Crown Copyright


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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