Rebels: My Life Behind Enemy Lines with Warlords, Fanatics and Not-so-Friendly Fire

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A 21st century take on Dispatches, Aris Roussinous tells the real stories behind life in a rebel army.

The hidden truth about war is how much fun it is. That's because however they begin, whatever their ostensible aims, wars are fought by young men.

And these young men live in burned-out buildings and shelter from tropical storms under thorn trees. They eat their meagre cold rations, and huddle for days under shellfire. They see life differently to us. Their senses are sharper; they shudder every time they hear a plane pass overhead: they know that it's not a videogame anymore. The bombs and bullets are terrifyingly real, and the guys they're killing aren't just bit-part actors in a distant country's tragic story: they're friends.

Part travelogue from the world's most dangerous places, part eyewitness testimony to recent, bloody history, this is the true story of how one man embedded himself within rebel fighter groups, and lived to tell the tale.

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A 21st century take on Dispatches, award-winning VICE News journalist Aris Roussinos tells the real stories behind life in a rebel army.

The hidden truth about war is how much fun it is.

However they begin, whatever their aims, wars are fought by young men. They fight in burned-out buildings and shelter under thorn trees. They eat their meagre rations, and starve for days cut off from supply lines. They smoke forty cigarettes a day and ride to war stoned, listening to Craig David. But the bombs and bullets are terrifyingly real, and the guys they’re killing aren’t always faceless enemies: sometimes they’re friends.

For the last three years, award-winning journalist Aris Roussinos embedded himself with rebel groups across the world. Part travelogue from the world’s most dangerous hotspots, part eyewitness testimony to recent, bloody history, this is one man’s uncensored, unflinching account of living with the enemy.

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"Gripping … It’s got a youthful honesty and a lack of pomposity … entirely and mercifully free of the self-regarding moralising tosh that some hacks trot out … he’s got a fine news sense … there’s a talent here." ( Evening Standard)

"A gritty, fast-paced account of the (sometimes tragic) determination and idealism of young men." ( New Statesman)

"His experiences are immersive and his account is uncensored and unflinching … Rebels provides an alternative insight and analysis of the rebel uprising, documenting it’s journey from hope to hopelessness in an accessible and human way while shedding light on the motives of a young war journalist." ( Big Issue in the North)

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