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January Diana, Princess of Wales tours a minefield dressed in a flak jacket and face shield in Huambo, central Angola. The Princess was visiting Angola for the Red Cross, to see for herself the carnage mines can cause.

Just a few weeks before her death, Diana was in Bosnia on August 9, 1997 visiting victims of land-mines.

Princess Diana and the Causes Close to Her Heart

"Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society," said Diana, who toured war-torn Bosnia on Aug. While there, she met with the Soljanik family, who were victims of land-mine injuries.

A staunch opponent of land mines, the Princess – clad in a flak jacket and face shield – toured a minefield on Jan. 15, 1997. Diana, who was the British Red Cross vice president, later called for an international ban on mines and faced accusations in the UK that her actions were politically motivated. "I am not a political figure," she countered. "My interests are humanitarian. That is why I felt drawn to this human tragedy."

Princess Diana and the Causes Close to Her Heart

January Diana, Princess of Wales tours a minefield dressed in a flak jacket and face shield in Huambo, central Angola. The Princess was visiting Angola for the Red Cross, to see for herself the carnage mines can cause.

The Princess famously donned a flak jacket and a face shield while touring an Angolan mine field, on behalf of the Red Cross, on Jan. 15, 1997. Diana later said that land mines – and the destruction they cause – is "something to which the world should urgently turn its conscience."

Princess Diana 55th Birthday Commemoration: Iconic Photos

IN DANGER FOR A CAUSE The Princess famously donned a flak jacket and a face shield while touring an Angolan mine field, on behalf of the Red Cross, on Jan.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British Prime Minister Battle of Britain 1940

The Battle of Britain 1940: A Duel of Eagles

Yousuf Karsh’s 1941 portrait of a scowling Winston Churchill – reportedly reacting to Karsh snatching Churchill’s cigar – graced the cover of Life magazine and cemented the British prime minister’s.

On Sunday August 10th in 1997, Princess Diana ended her three-day trip to Bosnia, by visiting a town on the outskirts of Sarajevo.

Princess Diana chatted with a Bosnian girl during a three-day visit that called for the complete ban on land mines.

princesses in purple ~ Diana and Catherine.

September Diana in Crawley, wearing a purple woollen suit by Catherine Walker: jacket has a cape top, fastened w/ brass buttons; straight skirt ends just below knee.

Princess Diana on the day her divorce is finalized attends the English National Ballet lunch function, April 28, 1996.

Princess Diana on the day her divorce is finalized attends the English National Ballet lunch function, April 28, 1996.

September 3, 1985: Prince Charles & Princess Diana at Ardveenish on the island of Barra during a tour of the Western Isles, Scotland.

September Prince Charles & Princess Diana at Ardveenish on the island of Barra during a tour of the Western Isles, Scotland.

July 18, 1992: Princess Diana and her son Prince Harry attending the wedding of Lady Helen Windsor and art dealer Tim Taylor at St. George's Chapel.

Photo: July 1992 Princess Diana and her son Prince Harry attending the wedding of Lady Helen Windsor and art dealer Tim Taylor at St.

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