Life in the War Zone is a collection of poignant stories of people living and working in major war zones around the globe, the truth of how destructive and debilitating the effects of war are to individuals, families and entire communities.
Caught in the maelstrom between the warring factions are the innocent lives of civilians and children, the unsuspecting conscripts and misguided volunteers on all sides.
Each tale reflects true events; Paul has managed to elicit the emotions, the feelings and the inner anxieties of those whose accounts are represented here. Yet he has also found stories of great courage, fortitude and resilience of human spirit strewn amongst the detritus of war.
Life in the War Zone takes a serious, no holds barred look at the devastation and trauma of life in the battlefields of the Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Israel, Palestine, Libya, Lebanon and El Salvador. Whilst these stories are particular to the individuals to whom they belong, the sad fact is they can easily be told by so many.