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Jajce

Jajce 
Jajce 
Jajce
Veiled women - Stamps in black - View of Jaice

Jajce was the medieval capital of Bosnia before it fell to the Ottomans. As you can see from the two pictures of the town it retained, and retains, much of its old fortifications and gates. The postcard which shows the ladies in their veils was posted in 1935. Interestingly the stamps on the back of card were edged in black, in mourning for King Aleksandar of Yugoslavia who had been assassinated the year before in Marseille. The postcard with the view of the town is undated but from the Austro-Hungarian period. On 29 November 1943 a crucial meeting took place here at which the future communist, federal Yugoslavia was founded. From 1992 to 1995 Jajce was under Serb control and a virtual ghost town. Today it is part of the Bosniak-Croat federation. Its economy has never recovered from the war.

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