Aftermath: The Remnants of War

Aftermath: The Remnants of War

Donovan Webster


In riveting and revelatory element, Aftermath files the ways that wars have remodeled the terrain of the battlefield into landscapes of reminiscence and enduring terror: in France, the place thousands of acres of farmland are cordoned off to all yet a corps of demolition specialists answerable for the undetonated bombs and mines of worldwide struggle I which are now emerging up in fields, gardens, and backyards; in a sixty-square-mile zone outdoors Stalingrad that used to be a cauldron of destruction in 1941 and is this present day an never-ending box of bones; within the Nevada deserts, the place the US waged a hidden nuclear conflict opposed to itself within the 1950's, the result of that are purely now changing into obvious; in Vietnam, the place a nation's attempt to take away the actual detritus of warfare has created mental and genetic devastation; in Kuwait, the place terrifyingly refined conflict was once by means of the Sisyphean job of constructing an uninhabitable barren region in a position to maintaining life.

Aftermath excavates our century's darkest background, revealing that the destruction of the earlier is still deeply, inextricably embedded within the current.

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