To Our Readers: Jun. 12, 1995

If you're going to be a journalist in Bosnia, having an armored car is helpful. In 1993 TIME equipped its team of reporters covering the conflict in the former Yugoslavia with a reinforced white Chevy pickup truck. This hard-shelled vehicle showed its mettle during the bombardment of Sarajevo two weeks ago. Christopher Morris, TIME's chief photographer in the region, drove it near the city's Jewish cemetery, an area that had come under heavy attack from Bosnian Serbs. He left the truck to take some pictures, and soon after, it was strafed by bullets and shrapnel -- none of which penetrated its...

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