'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 'The high photographic content will place the book in an althogether different genre of reporting than the landmine issue has so far received. It incorporates virtually all the esisting research done of the mine problem in Cambodia to date, as well as including original information' Ed Miles, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation 'War of the Mines is 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' John Ryle, Times Literary Supplement War of the Mines is 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, yet unsensational, 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.
Publisher: Pluto Press