War of the Mines

War of the Mines : Cambodia, Landmines and the Impoverishment of a Nation

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The first illustrated study of the impact of landmine warfare on communities in Cambodia. After several visits to the country, Davies and Dunlop have meticulously documented the history of landmine warfare in a country where, it is estimated, there are more landmines than there are people. This book focuses on one particular district, Rattanak Mondul in Battambang province - the region which has had one of the highest concentrations of landmines.

Through hard-hitting photographs and the personal accounts of landmine victims and military personnel, War of the Mines offers a powerful description of the horrors of landmine warfare.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 194 x 270 x 25.4mm | 793.79g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745308597
  • 9780745308593

Table of contents

Foreword - by Professor Ben Kiernan


1. A Cambodian Chronology

2. Cambodia and the Landmine Burden

3. Rattanak Mondul District: From Prosperity to Poverty

4. Voices from Rattanak Mondul: The Human Cost of Landmine Warfare

5. Demining Cambodia

6. Prosthetics and Society: A Return to Dignity?

7. A Global Problem: An Overview (by Rae McGrath)

8. Landmines and International Humanitarian Law

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Review quote

'A passionately detailed study of mines in a single country ... the most thorough account yet published of their effect on a civilian population ... a significant contribution to the growing awareness in the West of the peculiar perniciousness of these weapons' -- Times Literary Supplement 'In this book, written with first-hand knowledge and a deep care for the Khmer people, [the author and photographer] show that Cambodia exemplifies a worldwide plague of suffering; and they propose what can be done to end the suffering. I cannot recommend their work too highly' -- John Pilger
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About Paul Davies

Emma Guest was communications manager for the Samaritans a helpline for the suicidal until she moved to South Africa in 1998. Since then she has been a freelance writer on AIDS-related matters for companies, charities and the South African government. She now lives in London.
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