Our Bodies Their Battlefields

In this profoundly important book, Christina Lamb shines a light on some of the darkest parts of the human experience—so that we might find a new way forward.

Our Bodies  Their Battlefields

Author: Christina Lamb

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 150119917X

Page: 384

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From Christina Lamb, the coauthor of the bestselling I Am Malala and an award-winning journalist—an essential, groundbreaking examination of how women experience war. In Our Bodies, Their Battlefields, longtime intrepid war correspondent Christina Lamb makes us witness to the lives of women in wartime. An award-winning war correspondent for twenty-five years (she’s never had a female editor) Lamb reports two wars—the “bang-bang” war and the story of how the people behind the lines live and survive. At the same time, since men usually act as the fighters, women are rarely interviewed about their experience of wartime, other than as grieving widows and mothers, though their experience is markedly different from that of the men involved in battle. Lamb chronicles extraordinary tragedy and challenges in the lives of women in wartime. And none is more devastating than the increase of the use of rape as a weapon of war. Visiting warzones including the Congo, Rwanda, Nigeria, Bosnia, and Iraq, and spending time with the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, she records the harrowing stories of survivors, from Yazidi girls kept as sex slaves by ISIS fighters and the beekeeper risking his life to rescue them; to the thousands of schoolgirls abducted across northern Nigeria by Boko Haram, to the Congolese gynecologist who stitches up more rape victims than anyone on earth. Told as a journey, and structured by country, Our Bodies, Their Battlefields gives these women voice. We have made significant progress in international women’s rights, but across the world women are victimized by wartime atrocities that are rarely recorded, much less punished. The first ever prosecution for war rape was in 1997 and there have been remarkably few convictions since, as if rape doesn’t matter in the reckoning of war, only killing. Some courageous women in countries around the world are taking things in their own hands, hunting down the war criminals themselves, trying to trap them through Facebook. In this profoundly important book, Christina Lamb shines a light on some of the darkest parts of the human experience—so that we might find a new way forward. Our Bodies, Their Battlefields is as inspiring and empowering is as it is urgent, a clarion call for necessary change.

Our Bodies Their Battlefield

From the award-winning war reporter and co-author of 'I Am Malala', this searing, angry book looks behind the bombs and the guns to offer a woman's view of warfare, the use of rape as a weapon of war and the many women victims of recent ...

Our Bodies  Their Battlefield

Author: Christina Lamb

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008300005

Page: 272

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From the award-winning war reporter and co-author of 'I Am Malala', this searing, angry book looks behind the bombs and the guns to offer a woman's view of warfare, the use of rape as a weapon of war and the many women victims of recent times. Rape in war is nothing new. Herodotus recorded it in the Greco-Persian wars of 5th century BC. From the ancient Greeks, Persians and Romans, Alexander the Great and the string of fair-haired blue-eyed children left across Central Asia, to the 'comfort women' of the Imperial Japanese Army and the rapes of German women by the Red Army in World War Two, women have long been seen as spoils of war. In a book that is as unflinching as it is passionate, Lamb tackles head on the growing number of stories of brutality against women from across the world, some of which have shocked her more profoundly than anything she has seen in her 30-year career as a war correspondent. Ethnic and sectarian groups across the world now use rape as a strategy - almost as a weapon of mass destruction - with women rounded up and incarcerated to produce offspring, a new generation of jihadis in a chilling real-life version of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. From Bangladesh in 1970-1 when as many as 400,000 women were strung up against banana trees and raped deliberately by Pakistani troops to breed Punjabis, to Bosnia between 1992-5 when 20,000 women were forced into sexual slavery in rape camps by Serbian soldiers; to Rwanda where, in 1994 an estimated 250,000 Tutsi women were raped; to the 'rape capital of the world'' - Congo - where soldiers and rebels raped an estimated 200,000 women over the last ten years, often in front of their own children.

Armee Staat und Geschlecht

In addition , the modern battlefield was the most terrifying place on earth . The
new type ... The multiple , and often contradictory meanings of “ gender ” are most
frequently discussed in terms of body , language , emotion , and representation .
« Gender - as ... Indeed , our gendered - destiny is inscribed on our flesh .
Perhaps ...

Armee  Staat und Geschlecht

Author: Christof Dejung

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Congressional Record

Though white crosses of pure marble mark the resting place of their mortal bodies , there is a real sense in which we must never speak of our comrades and ...

Congressional Record

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Nation and the Athenaeum

Much water has run under many bridges since then , and vested interests have
grown up in connection with the party system which ... Is not the fact that these
things do not now occur in England a mark of our advance as compared with that
of the ... Take it at its lowest , “ in the excitement of hostilities , ” say all you will of
the bestialities of the battlefield , and is there no ... poles round about the city their
dead bodies ; the people of the city who had committed offences I counted as
spoil .

The Nation and the Athenaeum

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Mahabharata

These cannot be Sikhandin ' s , for they burn my flesh as the crab ' s young ones
tear their mother ' s body . ... folded their hands in reverent salutation and a gentle
breeze laden with fragrance and cool raindrops wafted over the battlefield .

Mahabharata

Author: Chakravarti Rajagopalachari

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Heresies

We are more than the scapegoats for frustration within the social system. Our
bodies are manipulated by the patriarchy as a battlefield for the diversion of
attention away from economic systems which are themselves predicated on and
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Heresies

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School Library Journal

Body Clock: The Effects of Time on Human Health. 191p. charts, diags. illus.
photos, ... YA — Newark describes women of early Europe, Africa, and South
America who led troops or fought on the battlefield. He begins by presenting both
the ...

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Theatre Papers

We form a line of our bodies along the corridor and waft the first dreamer up high
on our upraised arms , chanting " o sonho " , and Paulo Augusto chants the ... We
act out the battlefield through which the child and mother are led unharmed .

Theatre Papers

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The Journal of Southern History

... battlefield , he urged the preservation of the state ' s “ sovereignty and
independence , " and declared that if " an appeal to . . . the right of self -
government be disregarded . . . there would be more glory in forming a rampart
with our bodies ...

The Journal of Southern History

Author: Wendell Holmes Stephenson

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Includes section "Book reviews."

Selected Essays

world , we should now be tasting the husks of cynicism , despair , and cowardice .
... has set us free from “ the tyranny of outside forces , " free even “ from the petty
planet on which our bodies impotently ... Sweet it is for the cragsman from some
high retreat to watch the legions clashing in the battlefield below , but Sweeter by
 ...

Selected Essays

Author: Anne Crosby Emery Allinson

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Popular Science

If other malady ; and rheumatism , no member of your family ever had the
according to Dr . Henry Albert , measles ... The immuget a slightly increased dose
and nity so conferred is called active immunity , build up still more antibodies .
because our own bodies create the proEventually in ... Frankly , Johns Hopkins
School of Hygiene and battlefield the high officer to whom they we are ignorant to
a large ...

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God s Way to Ultimate Health

Free Radicals " Aging is the ever - increasing accumulation of changes caused or
contributed to by free radicals . " - Dr. Dehnam Harman By Michael Dye " old age
. ” On the molecular battlefield of our bodies , we have billions of oxidized free ...

God s Way to Ultimate Health

Author: George H. Malkmus

Publisher: Hallelujah Acres Pub

ISBN: 9780929619026

Page: 279

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Malkmus and Dye base natural healing on the premise that a diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables, and the elimination of processed "dead" foods, will result in the ultimate health.

Anthropos

Enjoying its possible pleasures is no sin . or a threat , a game , or an attempt to
draw or The spirit and the body are not opposing forces ... carry this tenet to the
personality of each little girl ' s brother as well a logical conclusion : the world is
not a battlefield as moulding the ... only anese , the senses can and should be
gratified . mould the personalities of boys and girls within “ Human nature . . . is
naturally ...

Anthropos

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Rhyme and Reason with Animals

Our opposition is long infamous for its goals ; they are not death , for they
recognize truth as clearly as we do ; they ... Hate , fear , pain , suffering , and
torture ; they will whip , crush , slice , and pound our bodies to their furthest
extreme ... Place eyes on the battlefield before us ; keep faith ; live just , and die
triumphantly .

Rhyme and Reason with Animals

Author: Craig Gosling

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Dixie Magazine

He The Boy Scouts of America and the croll of fame , is known in England , but
clothed and fed the needy , and soothed ... My father pleaded with him shapen
bodies . The ... He loved glory on the battlefield because he loved his peo [ Note.

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Beggars in Red

Fast marching and straight shooting had always been Michel Ney ' s great recipe
for success on the battlefield , and it ... the drill sergeant who by the mere act of
screaming orders at us would make both our bodies , and his , shake all over ?

Beggars in Red

Author: John Strawson

Publisher: Vintage

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Page: 254

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This was a period in which the British Army did much to astonish the world, indulging in spectacular triumphs as well as disastrous defeats. The story encompasses the final despatch of history's greatest soldier - Napoleon - and the subjugation of Asian and African potentates. It was the century which saw the British tighten their hold on India, extend their Imperial possessions largely by the sword, and at length - despite blunders in the Crimea and mutiny in the Indian Army - establish a peace-keeping cordon around the globe. John Strawson presents a compelling account of Kipling's 'Beggars in Red', at first, struggling in vain against French revolutionary armies and its own government's neglect then, with the Duke of York's reforms plus the fine leadership of Sir John Moore and Wellington, gaining skill and confidence, winning battle after battle in the Peninsular and at Waterloo. At a time when reductions in the army again seem imminent, Strawson reminds us that the British regimental system is priceless and indispensable. Book jacket.

Operation Iceberg

We went like hell through the shellfire , and as we neared our destination , we
heard small - arms fire hitting the tank . Finally , the tank ... Soon as our bodies
were out of the tank , they pushed out our gear . Then we crawled out ... Earl Rice
endured the privilege of one of these tank rides to the battlefield . “ Lieutenant
Cook ...

Operation Iceberg

Author: Gerald Astor

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780440221784

Page: 560

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A chronicle of the Allies' battle for Okinawa during World War II. Here, the soldiers tell their own stories of flame-thrower attacks, deadly ambushes, war atrocities, and brutal hilltop sieges that left entire companies decimated.

Contemporary Moral Issues

Premises of this sort get much of their plausibility from the falsely dichotomous
assumption that there is no alternative to violence as a means of reaching our
goal. ... which is that, because of what war is, it necessarily involves the
deliberate wounding and destruction of human bodies in the pursuit of political
goals. ... They belong in the classroom and the pulpit, not Cabinet chambers or
on the battlefield.

Contemporary Moral Issues

Author: Wesley Cragg

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson

ISBN: 9780070930100

Page: 625

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Trusted and respected throughout five editions, Contemporary Moral Issues provides students with a probing view of today's ethical landscape. Compiled from a Canadian perspective, and incorporating contemporary court and legal material, in-depth introductions, and renowned pedagogical tools, Cragg & Koggel's text is a balanced and provocative introduction to moral issues. With new chapters on War & Terrorism and Business Ethics, and over 30 articles added to this edition, Contemporary Moral Issues reflects the issues in today's world - your world.

Napoleon s Russian Campaign

some overturned , others still harnessed , some of the poor horses still alive ,
though half devoured by wolves . ... What was the cause of our general
discouragement ? ... The dead bodies marked the different ranks and places of
battle ; the men pointed them out to each other . ... This was the battlefield of
Katova where , in their triumphant march eastward three months earlier , they had
beaten 11 ...

Napoleon s Russian Campaign

Author: Philippe-Paul comte de Ségur

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General de Segur's eyewitness account translated from an abridged version published in 1894.