Landmines: A Deadly LegacyBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6936.1110a (Published 23 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1110
- 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.