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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 12 months note: First released April fifth 2001
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Two years in the past, whilst she used to be thirty years outdated, Anne Nivat made up our minds to determine first-hand what warfare was once all approximately.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 overlaying the warfare, the aspiring French journalist determined she might go.

There are very actual hazards in Chechnya: being arrested by means of the Russians and being abducted via the Chechens. Nivat strapped her satellite tv for pc telephone to her abdominal, disguised herself within the clothing 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 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 indignant opponents, and he or she said every thing again to France. Her experiences in Libération resulted in antiwar demonstrations outdoor the Russian embassy in Paris.

Anne's phrases movement. they don't seem to be florid, yet terse, cool, dramatic. greater than only a struggle correspondent's record, Chienne de Guerre is a relocating tale of fight and self-discovery—the adventures of 1 younger lady who time and again assessments her personal actual and mental limits within the tremendous risky and tense setting of battle.

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What, then, of the sealed German carriage from Switzerland to Sweden, calling on the way (as we have now learned) at Berlin? German The whole Russian . . " but the Bolsheviks explained that it was permissible, that it was indeed ridiculous to reproach them with it. But this is not the only train journey worth mentioning. How many rail- also cried The Doomed | 33 road cars did the Bolsheviks rush out of Russia in summer, 1918, some carrying foodstuffs, others gold—all of them into Wilhelm's capacious maw!

In the first part of this book the reader was not yet prepared for the whole truth (nor am I in possession of the whole truth; special studies will be written on the subject, which There is for me of secondary importance). at the beginning, before the reader had traveled the high- camp world with me, he was merely alerted, invited to think. Now, after all those prison transports, transit jails, lumber gangs, and camp middens, perhaps the reader roads and byroads of the be a little more open to persuasion.

Learn. Having rightly taught ourselves to disbelieve Soviet propa- it said, we naturally did not believe tall stories about the Nazis' wishing to make Russia a colony and ourselves ganda, whatever German slaves; who would expect to find such foolishness in twentieth-century heads, unless he had experienced its effects for himself? Even in 1942 the Russian formation in Osintorf attracted more volunteers than a unit still not fully deployed could absorb, while in the Smolensk region and Byelorussia, a volunteer "people's militia" 100,000 strong was formed for purposes of self- defense against the partisans directed from Moscow (the Germans took fright and banned it).

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