Sunflowers and Snipers : Saving Children in the Balkan War

Sunflowers and Snipers : Saving Children in the Balkan War

Description

In May 1993, Sally Becker went to Bosnia to help the innocent victims of war. She started by delivering humanitarian aid to the region and was soon hailed the Angel of Mostar for saving wounded children and their families from the besieged city. Sally continued her work throughout the conflict and is credited with saving many lives. When Milosevic ordered his troops into Kosovo, her missions continued, this time on foot across the mountains. While attempting to bring sick and wounded children and their families to safety she was captured by Serb paramilitaries, but neither this nor being shot by masked gunmen in Northern Albania could make her abandon her task. Sunflowers and Snipers reveals not only the suffering of the ordinary people and the bravery of those who helped them but also the systemic inertia and ineptitude of government institutions and the often sluggish, even hostile reactions of the United Nations. When the UN insisted they could have done it without Sally Becker, her response - 'So why the hell didn't they?' - was typical of someone who acted while others merely talked.


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Details

Author(s)
Sally Becker
Format
Hardback | 256 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
Publication date
01 Apr 2013
Publisher
The History Press Ltd
Publication City/Country
Stroud, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
New.
ISBN10
0752483099
ISBN13
9780752483092
Bestsellers rank
1,666,413