Why does war exert so magnetic a pull on the imagination of the young, and young men in particular? BBC Special Correspondent Allan Little has spent much of his working life reporting on conflicts – from Iraq and Libya to Bosnia, Congo and Sierra Leone. In this very personal reflection, he draws on fiction, poetry and memoir as well as personal experience, to explore what it is that draws so many to risk their lives. What is it that they are seeking? Do they ever find it? And, if they survive, what have they learned when they try to return to ordinary life?
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