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Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

by Dallaire, Romeo - £11.99  Arrow Books (2004)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780099478935 | ISBN 10: 0099478935

When Lt. General Romeo Dallaire received the call to serve as force commander of the UN mission to Rwanda, he thought he was heading off to Africa to help two warring parties acheive a peace both sides wanted. Instead he and his small international force were caught up in a vortex of civil war and genocide. He left Rwanda a broken man, disillusioned, suicidal and determined to tell his story. Shake Hands With the Devil is a landmark contribution to the literature of war: a remarkable tale of a soldier's courage and an unforgettable parable of good and evil. It is also a stinging indictment of the petty bureacrats who refused to give Dallaire the men and operational freedom he needed to stop the killing.

"I know there is a God because in Rwanda I shook hands with the devil. I have seen him, I have smelled him and I have touched him. I know the devil exists and therefore I know there is a God"Romeo Dallaire

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