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Landmines: A Deadly Legacy

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 23 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1110
  1. I Doucet

    Arms Project of Human Rights Watch/Physicians for Human Rights, £20, pp 528 ISBN 1-56432-113-4

    “We may be leaving, but your land will go on fighting you for many generations to come.” That possibly apocryphal statement by a soldier during the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan conveys the moral and legal objections to landmines: they cannot distinguish between the footfall of a soldier and of a civilian and they remain hidden, and dangerous, for decades after the war's end. Landmines: A Deadly Legacy is an acutely appropriate title, which this book elaborates in convincing detail.

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