About the Ebook
It was only meant to have be a five-day road trip to drop off aid to refugee camps in the former Yugoslavia during the Balkan conflict...
It turned into a race against time to escape a bombing raid, deep in the midst of the war zone of Croatia and Bosnia.
Songs of Peace brings to life the courageous and unheard stories of the refugees during the civil war of 1993, and their hopes for the future.
Features & Details
- Category History
- Version Fixed-layout ebook, 50 pgs
- Publish Date Sep 04, 2012
- Last Edit Oct 15, 2014
- Language English
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David Turner worked as a reporter on the Maldon and Burnham Standard when he made his first trip out to Eastern Europe, to Croatia in 1993. He also spent two years volunteering with aid groups in Romania between 1994 and 1998. Later, he worked for newspapers in Chelmsford, Brentwood and Colchester before leaving journalism and setting up his own photography business in Essex. He now lives near Colchester with his two children, Lexy and Calin.