Aftermath: The Remnants of War: From Landmines to Chemical Warfare--The Devastating Effects of Modern Combat

Aftermath: The Remnants of War: From Landmines to Chemical Warfare--The Devastating Effects of Modern Combat

Donovan Webster


In riveting and revelatory element, Aftermath records the ways that wars have reworked the terrain of the battlefield into landscapes of reminiscence and enduring terror: in France, the place hundreds of 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 quarter open air Stalingrad that used to be a cauldron of destruction in 1941 and is at the present time an unending box of bones; within the Nevada deserts, the place the USA waged a hidden nuclear warfare opposed to itself within the 1950's, the result of that are merely 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 war used to be through the Sisyphean activity of constructing an uninhabitable desolate tract in a position to maintaining life.

Aftermath excavates our century's darkest historical past, revealing that the destruction of the prior continues to be deeply, inextricably embedded within the current.

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