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Interviews of the Boys from the War

Daniel Kon

‘In another platoon, they were stripped from the waist down and were told to rest their balls on a plank and were then hit hard from behind. In my platoon, they were put in the camp prison.’

Translated from the Spanish by Adam Feinstein

The war in the Falklands was a politician’s war. Whether it is seen from Argentina’s viewpoint – as an act of decolonization – or from Britain’s – as a defence of the principle of self-determination – the idea is still the same: how we think and talk of the war is largely determined by…


Daniel Kon

Daniel Kon is a journalist in Buenos Aires. Los Chicos de la Guerra was published in 1983.

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Translated by Adam Feinstein

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