On The Road of White Death

Shelling, starvation, endurance, hope: these are the only commodities to be had in the besieged enclave of Gorazde. How long can the city hold on?

If it depends on the determination of the residents alone, Gorazde might never fall to the Serbian guns that have surrounded the 232-sq.-mi. pocket for 10 months. For 70,000 people, a murderous route over the mountains is their only lifeline. Night after night, they come to an isolated valley in eastern Bosnia, where authorities stockpile 110-lb. flour sacks and sometimes canisters of cooking oil. One evening last week, 400 people loaded all they could into rucksacks...

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