Jugoslovensa People's Army at the last military parade in 1985 in Belgrade! (VIDEO)
The force of the Yugoslav National Army was last seen at a military parade in 1985 in Belgrade! Demonstration of defensive power of the then state was held on Victory Day, May 9 when the armed forces were considered to be one of the greatest powers of Europe!
Military parade of the Yugoslav People's Army was held mostly in the period from 1945 to 1960, mostly for the May 1, Labour Day or May 9, the Victory Day over Fascism. In addition to these central parades in Belgrade, parades were held in the capitals of the other republics, as well as in other places, mainly for the anniversary of the liberation of the city or after endings maneuvers. According to the rules of service of the JNA, a military parade was organized on the orders of the Supreme Commander.
It is worth mentioning that during 1965, for economic reasons, the parade eliminated and it is determined that they are held every five years, on the occasion of May 9 Victory Day. Parade in 1985 in honor of the 40th anniversary of victory over fascism, was the first military parade of the armed forces of the Yugoslav People's Army Supreme Commander of the absence of SFR Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito, and the last military parade organized by the JNA and Yugoslavia.
Military parades have traditionally organized the parade of selected members, weapons, and equipment of the armed forces, and everything seemed to the potential military at the time. In addition to the JNA units, the parade in 1985 was attended by members of the police and territorial defense units. A total of 11,000 were members of the army, with the participation of 760 artillery pieces, 113 fighter, and 506 non-combat vehicles.
City parade has traditionally been the area in front of the Federal Assembly of Yugoslavia, the present National Assembly of Serbia. There were present the entire federal and republican leadership, military and police leadership, representatives of foreign countries, the national liberation war veterans, as well as representatives of the most important economic factors. Thus, almost all of which symbolized the country and the character of the state.
When you hold this parade, it should be remembered that not only shows the military-defensive potential, but also the economic potential of the country. Also, also had multiple "propaganda character," especially on foreign policy.
Yugoslav army was considered the fourth military power in Europe.