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By Anne Nivat

Two years in the past, whilst she was once thirty years previous, Anne Nivat made up our minds to work out first-hand what battle 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 warfare, the aspiring French journalist made up our minds she might go.

There are very genuine risks in Chechnya: being arrested by means of the Russians and being abducted by means of the Chechens. Nivat strapped her satellite tv for pc telephone to her stomach, disguised herself within the clothing of a Chechen peasant, and sneaked around the border. She discovered a tender advisor, Islam, to guide her illegally in the course of the conflict quarter. for 6 months they the battle, vacationing with underground rebels and slumbering with Chechen households or in deserted constructions. 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 indignant warring parties, and he or she suggested every thing again to France. Her stories in Libération resulted in antiwar demonstrations open air the Russian embassy in Paris.

Anne's phrases stream. 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 girl who time and again exams her personal actual and mental limits within the tremendous harmful and tense atmosphere of war.

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