Sunflowers and Snipers

Sunflowers and Snipers : Saving Children in the Balkan War

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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 more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 26mm | 598.74g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0752483099
  • 9780752483092
  • 1,498,718

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""A gripping memoir."" --Publishers Weeklyshow more

About Sally Becker

Sally Becker is an author and former leader of Operation Angel, a British charity in Kosovo. Her work rescuing victims of war has been recognized with many awards and she has been featured in "Good Housekeeping" and the "Washington Post." She is a goodwill ambassador for Children of more

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