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Boys in zinc

Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948-2017
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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 who describe the lasting effects of war. Weaving together their stories, it shows us the truth of the Soviet-Afghan conflict: the killing and the beauty of small everyday moments, the shame of returned veterans, the worries of all those left behind.
Main title:
Boys in zinc / Svetlana Alexievich.
Edition:
[New edition] / translated by Andrew Bromfield.
Imprint:
London : Penguin Books, 2017.
Collation:
272 pages ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Translated from the Russian.
ISBN:
9780241264119 (pbk. :)
Dewey class:
958.1045
Language:
EnglishRussian
BRN:
4047830
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