Boys In Zinc
Paperback $24.99 - Penguin UK
History - Published: 19/Dec/2016 - ISBN: 9780241264119
From 1979 to 1989 Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed thousands of casualties on both sides. While the Soviet Union talked about a 'peace-keeping' mission, the dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins. Boys in Zinc presents the honest testimonies of soldiers, doctors and nurses, mothers, wives and siblings . Weaving together their stories, Svetlana Alexievich shows us an unflinching, harrowing insight into the realities of war.
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