By Anne Nivat, Susan Darnton
Author note: Susan Darnton (Translator)
Publish 12 months note: First released April fifth 2001
Two years in the past, whilst she used to be thirty years outdated, Anne Nivat determined to work out first-hand what conflict was once all approximately. Russia had simply introduced its moment brutal crusade opposed to Chechnya. And notwithstanding the Russians strictly forbade Westerners from protecting the conflict, the aspiring French journalist made up our minds she could go.
There are very actual risks in Chechnya: being arrested via the Russians and being abducted by means of the Chechens. Nivat strapped her satellite tv for pc mobilephone to her stomach, disguised herself within the apparel of a Chechen peasant, and sneaked around the border. She discovered a tender consultant, Islam, to steer her illegally throughout the warfare quarter. for 6 months they the conflict, traveling with underground rebels and napping with Chechen households or in deserted structures. Anne trembled via air raids; walked via deserted killing fields; and helped within the halls of bloody hospitals. She interviewed insurgent leaders, executive officers, younger widows, and offended opponents, and he or she said every little thing again to France. Her experiences in Libération resulted in antiwar demonstrations outdoor the Russian embassy in Paris.
Anne's phrases circulate. they aren't florid, yet terse, cool, dramatic. greater than only a conflict correspondent's record, Chienne de Guerre is a relocating tale of fight and self-discovery—the adventures of 1 younger lady who many times exams her personal actual and mental limits within the super risky and annoying setting of warfare.