Landmines in War and Peace
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Written by a former British Army bomb disposal expert, this is an account both of the history and development of land mines and of the ongoing efforts to find and destroy them. It explains why mines are such an effective weapon of war and why they are so hard to remove once hostilities cease. It also tells the story of how an unlikely alliance of soldiers, peace activists, development workers and celebrities succeeded in banning the use of anti-personnel mines.