Chile's Days of Terror: Eyewitness Accounts of the Military Coup


Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1974. Pathfinder Press. 1st edition.

When the Chilean military overthrew the elected government of Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973, they were determined to destroy the left once and for all. In this book fifteen refugees from the Junta's terror describe what it was like in the first days of the coup. Their statements provide a gripping and terrifying account of how the Junta began to carry out its goal. These firsthand reports tell the story of the dragnets and house-to-house searches, the tortures, the indiscriminate executions of persons who were not given trials or even charged with a specific crime. While these fifteen escaped to tell the story, at least eighteen thousand people were killed in the wake of the coup, and more than ten thousand still languish in Chile's prisons.