“LEST WE FORGET”… THE BRUTAL HORRORS OF RELIGIOUS WARFARE … SERBIAN WARLORD ARKAN’S PARAMILITARY TIGERS AND THE SERBIAN PARAMILITARY “SCORPIONS”. ORIGINAL UNIFORMS AND MEMORABILIA WORN DURING THE BOSNIAN WARS 1991-1995 ARE HERE ON DISPLAY AT THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION , LITTLEDEAN JAIL.

A RARE AND BRIEF INSIGHT HERE ON DISPLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK .

 

BELOW :  ARKAN’S PARAMILITARY TIGERS AND SERBIAN SCORPIONS UNIFORMS ON DISPLAY AT THE CRIME THROUGH TIME ,LITTLEDEAN JAIL, UK

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ABOVE: VARIOUS UNIFORMS AND OTHER ASSOCIATED MEMORABILIA ITEMS FROM THE SERBIAN WARLORDS PARAMILITARY TIGERS AND SCORPIONS .

Arkan’s Tigers (or Serbian Volunteer Guard)

ALTERNATE NAME: Serbian Volunteer Guard

LEADER: Zeljko Raznatovic (Arkan)

YEAR ESTABLISHED OR BECAME ACTIVE: 1990

USUAL AREA OF OPERATION: Former Yugoslavia

OVERVIEW

The Serbian Volunteer Guard (SDG/SSJ) was a semiofficial militia active in the Yugoslavian Civil War. Led by Zeljko Raznatovic (better known as Arkan), the group was accused of a number of incidents of ethnic cleansing in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and was later implicated in the Kosovan war. The SDG has also been implicated in extortion, gun-running, political executions, and smuggling.

HISTORY

Besides the Holocaust against Europe’s Jewish population, of all the regions involved in World War II, the people of Yugoslavia were struck most brutally by ethnic conflict and civil war. More than one million Yugoslavs died in the war, mostly at the hands of other Yugoslavs.

Following Axis occupation in 1941, the Nazis installed Croatian fascists, called the Ustasha, to control their own state, and later Bosnia. With a force that left even some Nazis shocked, the Ustasha carried out a program of genocide and forced religious conversion against Croatia and Bosnia’s Serb population. The Serbs responded with the creation of a force known as the Chetniks—a loose alliance of Serb nationalists and royalists—seeking the creation of a Greater Serbia. Like the Ustasha, they waged a brutal genocidal campaign, but largely against Bosnia’s Croat and Muslim populations, who they viewed as Ustasha collaborators. A third force, the communist Partisans, led by Josip Broz (better known as Tito), was predominantly Serb, but included a large number of Muslims, Croats, and Slovenians (Tito was half Croat, half Slovenian). The Partisans fought a two-fronted campaign against the Axis forces and the Chetniks, both of which they eventually crushed.

LEADERSHIP

ZELJKO RAŽNATOVIC (ARKAN)

Zeljko Ražnatovic was born into a Yugoslav military family—his father was a senior air officer in the air force—in Slovenia, in 1952. A teenage delinquent, his father got him involved with the Yugoslavian internal security service, the Ubda, with whom he retained a connection while embarking on a lucrative criminal career in exile. Across northern Europe in the latter 1970s, Ražnatovic was involved in a series of bank robberies and in other violent crimes, linked to Yugoslav crime families in Frankfurt, Norway, and the Benelux countries. It was during this period that he picked up the nom de guerre, Arkan. He was caught often, but had a remarkable habit of escaping jail—in the Netherlands and Germany—and evading arrest—in Sweden and Italy. This is often attributed to his involvement with Ubda. In return, he is believed to have carried out a number of assassinations for Tito. …

HERE BELOW IS A BRIEF INSIGHT INTO AN EXHIBITION AND VARIOUS WORN MILITARY UNIFORM ITEMS AND INSIGNIA ON DISPLAY HERE AT THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION , LITTLEDEAN JAIL .

Ražnatović was assassinated, on Saturday, 15 January 2000, 17:05 GMT, in the lobby of Belgrade’s elite InterContinental Hotel, a location where he was surrounded by other hotel guests. The killer, Dobrosav Gavrić, was a 23-year-old police mobile brigade’s junior member. Gavrić had ties to the underworld and was on sick leave at the time. He walked up alone towards his target from behind. Ražnatović was sitting and chatting with two friends and, according to BBC Radio, was filling out a betting slip. Gavrić waited for a few minutes, calmly walked up behind the party, and rapidly fired a succession of bullets from his CZ-99 pistol. Ražnatović was shot in his left eye and lapsed into a coma on the spot. His bodyguard Zvonko Mateović put him into a car, and rushed him to a hospital, but he died on the way.

According to his widow, Svetlana, Ražnatović died in her arms as they were driving to the hospital. His companions Milenko Mandić, a business manager, and Dragan Garić, a police inspector, were also shot to death by Gavrić. Gavrić was shot and wounded immediately after by Mateović and fell unconscious. A female bystander was seriously wounded in the shootout as well. After complicated surgery, Gavrić survived, but remained disabled and confined to a wheelchair as the result of a spinal wound.

 

Arkan’s grave

Commemoration ceremony in Ražnatović’s honour was held at Dom sindikata on 19 January 2000 with writer Brana Crnčević, Yugoslav Left (JUL) official Aleksandar Vulin, media tycoon Željko Mitrović, singers Oliver Mandić, Toni Montano and Zoran Kalezić, along with the entire first team of FK Obilić with club director Dragoslav Šekularac in attendance.

Željko Ražnatović was buried at Novo groblje with military honours by his volunteers and with funeral rites on 20 January 2000. Around 10,000 people attended the funeral

A BRIEF HISTORICAL INSIGHT INTO THE ATROCITIES OF THE SERBIAN SCORPIONS DURING THE 1991-1995 YUGOSLAVIAN WARS

Below is a live leaks article translated into English
Infamous Srebrenica massacre where Serbs killed over 8000 Bosnian Muslims in summer of 1995.
I have decided to register and post this because I have seen Serbs praising this event and praying it happens again. What is wrong with you?! How would you feel if they shot your family members and buried them somewhere where your family can’t find them to bury them like they deserve to! Think twice what you are celebrating  these were CHILDREN. What have they done to you so you would celebrate their deaths why is there this pathological hate for everything Muslim we haven’t done anything wrong to Serbs we lived like neighbours like brothers and today you are sad you didn’t kill MORE?! This is just wrong ,neighbours it’s expected to move on but you are obviously praying for another war more blood spilling between once brotherly nation. I’m disappointed in mankind and those parents that taught children to hate by nation race and religion
Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=559_1425825864#BtxFjSH2tHuSovqb.99

GLYN DIX … GLOUCESTER’S SCHIZOPSYCHOTIC MURDERER, SATANIC WIFE KILLER AND PATHOLOGICAL LIAR

TRUE CRIME, MURDERABILIA , MAIMERABILIA AND MUCH MORE  HERE ON DISPLAY AT THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION , LITTLEDEAN JAIL 

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GLYN DIX RESIDED IN HIGH ORCHARD STREET , GLOUCESTER  IN THE LATE 1970’S   ( NOW GLOUCESTER QUAYS ) IN  GLOUCESTER DOCKS , IN A RENTED PROPERTY THEN OWNED BY PIA OVERBURY , WHOM HE MURDERED .

COINCIDENTALLY VERY CLOSE BY TO FRED AND ROSE WEST’S CAFE CALLED “THE GREEN LANTERN” AT 214 SOUTHGATE STREET , GLOUCESTER .

WERE GLYN DIX , FRED AND ROSE WEST FRIENDS  ??? …. PARTICULARLY WITH THEIR SATANIC  AND PERVERTED INTERESTS ???

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DID GLYN DIX FREQUENT 25 CROMWELL STREET AS WELL???

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FROM THE HANDS OF ONE OF BRITAIN’S MOST EVIL MURDERERS ….AND NOW FEATURED HERE AT LITTLEDEAN JAIL .

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Here below are two handwritten and signed letters written by Gloucester wife killer … Glyn Dix  from his prison cell whilst at HMP Wormwood Scrubs , London .

The first letter is dated in 1980 , shortly after being imprisoned for the rape and murder of 33 year old mother of two  Pia Overbury whose body was found in woodland , near Hartpury near Gloucester in  1979.

 

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Extract from Gloucester Citizen Newspaper in 1979

 

The letter below dated 1981 written by Dix whilst still imprisoned at HMP Wormwood Scrubs .

WHEN LIFE MEANS LIFE ….. AN EVIL SATANIC MURDERER WHO WILL NOW NEVER BE RELEASED FROM PRISON .

BELOW  DOCUMENTARY FOOTAGE ON EVIL GLOUCESTER MURDERER GLYN DIX  FEATURING PIA OVERBURY’S DAUGHTER MAXINE .

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GLYN DIX AT HIS WEDDING TO HAZEL DENVER IN 1999. HE MURDERED HER IN 2004

Saturday 19th June 2004, killer: Glyn Dix at his wedding to Hazel Denver in 1999. He murdered her in 2004.

Hazel Dix aged 54, was found at the house in Seymour Drive in the Abbeydale area of Redditch, Worcestershire, at about 4pm.
Hazel’s son Adam Langford found Dix with the body. Dix told him: “We’ve had a little argument”. Dix and Hazel made love before rowing over what TV channel to watch. He stabbed her three times. Dix used a knife, hacksaw and scissors to cut second wife Hazel’s body into 16 pieces at their home.
A post-mortem examination revealed she had suffered multiple stab wounds.
He was found guilty of murdering his wife Hazel in 2005, having stabbed her to death and chopped her body into 16 pieces at their home in Redditch, Worcestershire in the previous year.
Dix was sentenced to life imprisonment and it was then revealed that he had already been out of prison on life licence following a previous conviction for murdering Pia Overbury in the 1970s.
Dix was ordered to remain at the high security Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside until his death. Dix met Hazel six years previous while he was serving time for murdering mum-of-two Pia Overbury, 32, in the 1970’s

She had driven her son Adam to see Dix in jail after the pair became friends while her son was in prison.

Dix, who suffers from schizopsychotic affective disorder, will stay in Merseyside’s high-security Ashworth Hospital until he dies for killing Hazel last June
23rd February 2008, The Times newspaper, revealed that Dix was one of around 37 prisoners who had been issued with whole life tariffs and were unlikely ever to be released, as his trial judge had said that he was “too dangerous” ever to be paroled.

EVIL Glyn Dix was jailed for the rest of his life for butchering his wife under a full moon in a satanic-style slaying.

The monster cut the body of tragic Hazel into 16 pieces just three years after being freed from jail where he served 20 years for a gruesome slaying of another woman.

Dix, 51, struck after being introduced to Hazel by her son Adam who did not know details of the previous killing.

Mum-of-six Hazel, 54, was slaughtered in the kitchen of their home in Redditch, Worcs, and Dix crouched naked over her body hacking it to bits as Adam walked in.

The crime — committed during a full moon — had echoes of Dix’s first murder when he tied up, raped and shot Gloucester mum-of-two Pia Overbury in 1980 before blaming a “change in the seasons”. He was freed in 2001.

Yesterday he admitted the 2004 slaying of Hazel and Birmingham Crown Court caged him “for the rest of his natural life”.

20 Seymour Drive, Redditch

SNF10DIX-682_1102136aCrime scene … house in which Glyn Dix stabbed and chopped up his wife

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Hugh Worsnip, above, who worked as a reporter on The Citizen in Gloucester for 41 years, covered the murder of 33-year-old Pia Overbury, whose body was found in woodland near Hartpury, Gloucestershire.

Glyn Dix was convicted of murdering the mother-of-two and was jailed for 22 years in 1979. It also transpired that Miss Overbury was raped by Dix just 24 hours previously.

An interview with Hugh will feature in the last episode of “When Life Means Life”, which is being shown on the Crime & Investigation Network.

Said Hugh: “I remember it well and I remember going around to his house. It was absolutely terrible, one of the worst murder cases I have ever covered, for sure.”

Hugh also covered the Fred and Rosemary West Cromwell Street murders in 1994 and described it as one of the “nastiest” moments of his life.

The show comes about in the wake of murderer Arthur Hutchinson’s European Court of Human Rights bid to attempt to get out of his life sentence early.

If he’s successful, it could pave the way for others – including Glyn Dix – to do the same.

Dix, who was 26 at the time of the conviction, served the majority of his sentence and then married a woman called Hazel who he had befriended in jail.

They lived together in Redditch, Worcestershire. In 2004, he killed her too. Her son found Dix straddled over her with a knife in his hand.

Dix was sent to Ashworth in Liverpool for the rest of his life the following year.

HERE IS A NOSTALGIC AND BRIEF LOOK AT THE THEN SO SAY CONTROVERSIAL PUNK ROCK ERA, HERE IN THE UK , FROM IT’S BEGINNINGS IN 1976 THROUGH TO THE EARLY 1980’s FEATURING AN ARRAY OF ORIGINAL MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY AT THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION, LITTLEDEAN JAIL , FOREST OF DEAN , GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK

Here is a brief look at some of the privately owned items  from former punk rocker from late 1976 through to the early 80’s , Andy Jones of The Crime Through Time Collection , Littledean Jail .

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ORIGINAL CLASH TOUR POSTER

 

Andy was also bass player in former Gloucester punk band – Demob and then later in the 1980’s Goth Rock Band “Kiss The Blade” see the video below …. (I am the then slim bass playing geezer in sunglasses and blond hair … still a punk rocker in 1986 )

All the punk clothing items were either worn , or personally acquired by him during this period, as was all the other punk memorabilia  now featured here on display .

Andy says …. “Yes both the Quadrophenia and punk rock exhibitions here on display at Littledean Jail  are of a very selfish interest… In youth culture terms it was in many ways a controversial, ” sex , drugs and rock and roll” fuelled era . Whilst I never took drugs …. it was a brilliant period … AND I LOVED IT. Loads of great multi-cultural music , fashion , beautiful ladies and I travelled each and every highway from 1976 (when I was mere 14 ) through to the early eighties, jumping trains to travel to watch an endless array of punk rock bands, then having missed the last trains back to Gloucester … sleeping in cardboard boxes with tramps at London  Paddington Station on endless occasions (no cardboard boxes or tramps on the platforms nowadays ) . My personal favourite punk bands were… The Sex Pistols, The Clash , UK Subs , The Damned , Siouxsie and The Banshees, 999 to name but a few. I was also a regular at Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s “Seditionaries” and their rival cloth shop “Boy” … as well as Camden Market etc . The plain truth is that  I WAS THERE …

  So for anybody who may well wish to criticize or rubbish these personal collections, I would wish to make it clear that I was never interested in acquiring such items for monetary or investment gains and neither am I a dealer to sell items on  …

As is very apparent if and when you visit Littledean Jail …I am simply an obsessive hoarder and so glad I saved these and a great many other items of interest …. hopefully for other peoples enjoyment too. LONG LIVE PUNK ” .

THE FIRST SEX PISTOLS T SHIRT  ( SO SAY ????) ….

A VERY RARE AND AT THE TIME A VERY CONTROVERSIAL  ….1976 MALCOLM MCLAREN  DESIGNED “SMOKING BOYS” T SHIRT  WHICH FEATURES AN IMAGE TAKEN BY MCLAREN FROM A PAEDOPHILE MAGAZINE ALSO THIS T SHIRT IS COMPLETE WITH IT’S UNTOUCHED ,INNER ORIGINAL SEX SHOP LABEL

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WHILST NOT 100% SURE , AND I MAY BE WRONG ???? (PLEASE DO CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG ???) AS FAR AS I AM AWARE , THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF MALCOM MCLAEN’S  FIRST 50 SCREEN PRINTED RUNS  OF HIS FIRST SEX PISTOLS T SHIRT IN 1976 KNOWN AS THE SMOKING BOYS T SHIRT . SEEN HERE WITH IT’S ORIGINAL SEX LABEL  (SEE BELOW) . PRINTED BY THEN SEX PISTOLS BASSIST GLEN MATLOCK USING THE COLLEGE PRINTING EQUIPMENT  WHILST HE WAS STUDYING AT CENTRAL ST MARTINS ART SCHOOL IN LONDON .

IF I AM WRONG IT WAS MANUFACTURED DURING THE NEXT PRINT RUN IN THE SAME YEAR SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRST PRINT RUN  …1976

 

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CLOSE-UP OF WELL WORN AND NOW WRINKLED  SEX ORIGINAL INNER LABEL

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BELOW: ORIGINAL 1977 … AT THE TIME (AND STILL IS ) VERY CONTROVERSIAL SEDITIONARIES  T-SHIRT . ALSO SEEN HERE WORN BY ADAM ANT ( SEEN HERE WITH SIOUXSIE BACK IN 1977) AND ALSO AMERICAN PUNK ROCK SINGER JOAN JETT .

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BELOW ….. CAN’T REMEMBER DATE OF PURCHASE OF THIS ORIGINAL DESTROY MUSLIN SHIRT  FROM MALCOM MCLAREN AND VIVIENNE WESTWOOD’S SHOP “SEDITIONARIES” … SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 1977 AND 1979 ?? BUT DEFINATELY AN ORIGINAL ONE .

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HERE BELOW IS ANOTHER VERSION OF AN ORIGINAL 1980 DESTROY MUSLIN SHIRT FOR WHICH I BELIEVE WAS AT THE TIME UNDER A SEPERATE LICENCE WITH BOY CLOTHING AS WAS AGREED WITH VIVIENNE WESTWOOD WHILST MALCOM MCLAREN WAS AWAY IN THE USA ?? … PURCHASED FROM BOY CLOTHING SHOP WITH THE UNDERGARMENT AS CAN ALSO BE SEEN HERE … ALONG WITH THE BOY CLOTHING LABEL ON THE COLLAR .

 

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BELOW IS AN ARRAY OF VARIOUS LATE 1970’S TO EARLY 1980’S  ORIGINAL PUNK ROCK SHIRTS FROM BOTH MALCOM MCLAREN & VIVIENNE WESTWOOD’S SEDITIONARIES AND THEIR THEN  RIVALS  BOY  CLOTHING  BOUTIQUE SHOPS BOTH ON THE KINGS ROAD , CHELSEA.  NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION, LITTLEDEAN JAIL , ALONG WITH A GALLERY OF  VARIOUS  OTHER PUNK ROCK MEMORABILIA INCLUDING ORIGINAL POSTERS , SIGNED MEMORABILIA…. ETC ETC ALL ON DISPLAY HERE AT THE JAIL

ALL IN ALL A GREAT YOUTH CULTURE PERIOD FOR WHICH ANDY WAS GLAD TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF ….. HENCE THIS SELFISH COLLECTION BEING HERE ON DISPLAY FROM WHAT WAS AT THE TIME A BIT OF A CONTROVERSIAL PERIOD IN IT’S OWN RIGHT TOO .

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HERE BELOW IS AGAIN ONLY A BRIEF SLIDESHOW GALLERY OF A FEW OF THE PUNK ROCK MEMORABILIA ITEMS HERE ON DISPLAY AT THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION , LITTLEDEAN JAIL . TO INCLUDE ORIGINAL POSTERS OF ALL SIZES , FLYERS , SIGNED ALBUMS AND PHOTO’S ETC, SID VICIOUS’S WELL WORN BOOTS AND WRIST CHAIN ETC, ETC

PLEASE NOTE … DUE TO SIZE AND QUANTITY OF IMAGES IN THE SLIDESHOW , THERE MAY BE A SLIGHT DELAY IN LOADING THEM … SO PLEASE BE PATIENT

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Original UK Subs “Warhead” single poster

 

 

 

BELOW…. A  SEEMINGLY  ORIGINAL AND WELL AGED VINTAGE SEX PISTOLS POSTER SIZED 25.5 INCHES HEIGHT X 14 INCHES WIDTH?? … NOT REALLY SURE OF IT’S ORIGINS. WAS THIS  A ONE-OFF BESPOKE POSTER, OR  WAS IT A LATER DESIGN TO  POSSIBLY INCORPERATE  THE LATER USED   JAMIE REID  SWASTIKA SYMBOL DESIGN ON THE PISTOLS MEMORABILIA ?? I HONESTLY DO NOT KNOW BUT IT’S STILL AN INTERESTING POSTER DESIGN . ????

A BIT CONFUSING FOR ME TOO … AS THE SWASTIKA SYMBOL TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE WAS NOT PART OF THE EARLY SEX PISTOLS SYMBOLISM AT THE TIME OF THE RELEASE OF ANARCHY IN THE UK  …. CAN’T SEE ANY PURPOSE OF ANYONE WISHING TO FAKE OR DEFACE THIS POSTER EITHER … SO ALL IN ALL A BIT OF AN ODDITY ???.

IF ANYBODY CAN SHED ANY LIGHT ON THE ORIGINS OF THIS POSTER PLEASE DO CONTACT US AT THE JAIL BY PRIVATE MESSAGE

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Original CRASS poster

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Original signed single by Gene October frontman of great early days punk rock band CHELSEA