My son is going to war
a soldier's mother's truth about Afghanistan
Are you freaking out because your teenager wants to be a singer or an artist? There is worse: a career in the army during wartime. In 2008, when Carlos told his mother that he wanted to become a soldier, she didn't believe it and opposed it. However, he was soon engaged in the 13th battalion of Chasseurs alpins de Chambéry. On November 22, 2009, he left for Afghanistan for a six-month operation. Giselle Sanchez then discovers, over the months of anguish, behind the scenes, the absurdity of the French presence, the unjustified risks, the futile maneuvers. Between the official mission and the experience of men, there is a gulf. The author of this truth-telling denounces the ignorance and infantilization in which the soldiers, often young and in search of identity, are kept. Carlos ended up coming back. Far from "becoming himself", his experience disillusioned him. Welcome to a world of pawns...
224 pages | ISBN: 9782315003068