Chienne de Guerre: A Woman Reporter Behind the Lines of the by Anne Nivat, Susan Darnton

By Anne Nivat, Susan Darnton

Author note: Susan Darnton (Translator)
Publish yr note: First released April fifth 2001

Two years in the past, while she was once thirty years outdated, Anne Nivat determined to work out first-hand what warfare was once all approximately. Russia had simply introduced its moment brutal crusade opposed to Chechnya. And even though the Russians strictly forbade Westerners from protecting the warfare, the aspiring French journalist determined she may go.

There are very genuine hazards in Chechnya: being arrested via the Russians and being abducted by means of the Chechens. Nivat strapped her satellite tv for pc cell to her abdominal, disguised herself within the clothing of a Chechen peasant, and sneaked around the border. She stumbled on a tender consultant, Islam, to guide her illegally in the course of the warfare sector. for 6 months they the warfare, traveling with underground rebels and drowsing 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 combatants, and she or he pronounced every little thing again to France. Her reviews in Libération ended in antiwar demonstrations open air the Russian embassy in Paris.

Anne's phrases circulation. they aren't florid, yet terse, cool, dramatic. greater than only a warfare correspondent's document, Chienne de Guerre is a relocating tale of fight and self-discovery—the adventures of 1 younger lady who many times assessments her personal actual and mental limits within the super risky and tense atmosphere of battle.

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