They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest To Eradicate The Use Of Child Soldiers

October 17, 2016|
They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest To Eradicate The Use Of Child Soldiers by Romeo Dallaire
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"The ultimate focus of the rest of my life is to eradicate the use of child soldiers and to eliminate even the thought of the use of children as instruments of war." —Roméo Dallaire

In conflicts around the world, there is an increasingly popular weapon system that requires negligible technology, is simple to sustain, has unlimited versatility and incredible capacity for both loyalty and barbarism. In fact, there is no more complete end-to-end weapon system in the inventory of war-machines. What are these cheap, renewable, plentiful, sophisticated and expendable weapons? Children.

Roméo Dallaire was first confronted with child soldiers in unnamed villages on the tops of the thousand hills of Rwanda during the genocide of 1994. The dilemma of the adult soldier who faced them is beautifully expressed in his book''s title: when children are shooting at you, they are soldiers, but as soon as they are wounded or killed they are children once again.

Believing that not one of us should tolerate a child being used in this fashion, Dallaire has made it his mission to end the use of child soldiers. In this book, he provides an intellectually daring and enlightening introduction to the child soldier phenomenon, as well as inspiring and concrete solutions to eradicate it.
LGEN THE HON. ROMÉO DALLAIRE (Ret) served thirty-five years with the Canadian Armed Forces and now sits in the Canadian Senate. His Governor General''s Literary Award-winning book, Shake Hands with the Devil, exposed the failures of the international community to stop the worst genocide in the twentieth century. It has been turn...
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Title:They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest To Eradicate The Use Of Child Soldiers
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9.42 X 6.28 X 1.13 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.42 X 6.28 X 1.13 in
Published:October 17, 2016
Publisher:Random House Of Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307355775

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