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The Second Battle of El Alamein became known courtesy of Winston Churchill as not the endnor even the beginning of the end but perhaps the end of the beginning Writing fifty plus year ater in 1996 Donovan Webster reframes my view of the end of the beginning After finishing Aftermath I see the Paris Peace Treaties as the earliest possible date for the end of the beginning the beginning that is of the war on the environment that the World War I Tell Me About Eternity leave behinds conduct effortlesslyDonovan visits the forests near Verdun with French d mineurs who disarm and dispose of unexploded shells and grenadeseft over from World War I He sees the skeleton fragments of Germans Once Upon a Time (Calluvias Royalty, left unburied after the Battle of Stalingrad and the radioactive playground in Nevada where physicists who never heard the term budgetary constraint conjured with ideasike injecting human guinea pigs with radiation Agent Orange s effects on Viet Nam s children of the 90 s and the minefields that keep on killing in Kuwait are grim stops on his disaster tour The Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility had yet to begin disposing when Webster toured it Happily its supplies of sarin VX and mustard agent had all been incinerated by 2012 And the product of the incineration Shipped to another disposal facility of course A thoroughly gripping account of what happens to battlefields after the war is over It Enamoured (The Enslaved Duet looks at the work needed to clean them up and dispose of the ordinanceeft behind From the unexploded artillery shells that still turn up to this day in the fields of France to the disposal of chemical weapons in accordance with disarmament treaties this is utterly fascinating stuff What a story The aftermath of war The massive piles of bones in Verdun and from the Germans invasion of Russia and siege of Leningrad Agent Orange in Vietnam On the Edge land mines EVERYWHERE chemical weapons It is amazing what can come out of the mind and heart of man And then someone has to clean it up or maybe not What a sobering book I read this book as supplementary material to Dan Carlin s excellent Hardcore History Podcast specifically his series Blueprints for Armageddon and Ghosts of the OstFront in which he references and recommends this book This book was highly informative. In riveting and revelatory detail Aftermath documents the ways in which wars have transformed the terrain of the battlefield intoandscapes of memory and enduring terror in France where millions of acres of farmland are cordoned off to all but a corps of demolition experts responsible for the undetonated bombs and mines of World War I that are now rising up.

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Hould be reuired reading for anyone who has an interest in war history An absolutely fascinating Therese Raquin look at how war impacts the areaong after the active fighting has ceased From bunkers to mines bodies to tanks so much remains behind to be cleaned up or covered up and forgottenI especially enjoyed the chapter on Siberia enough so that I m doing further research in efforts made to clean up the area after the publish date of this bookHighly recommended for military history buffs as well as social history for views into jobs produced by the need to take care of these remnants of war and how A Not-So-Innocent Seduction (Kavanaghs of Silver Glen, local populations view the areas A horrifying tabulation of the detritus of relatively modern warfare that should prove sobering to any saber rattling readers If this book needs anything it s an updated edition This is a very good book Even though this book is from over 20 years ago Landmines and other Explosive Remnants of War ERW continue to plague many of the conflict zones of which Webster wrote If you are interested in how you can help solve this problem please visit icblorg for informationCurrently there is a campaign to make the worldandmine free by 2025 This is an issue we can all solve together Please help by donating writing your elected representatives and passing this information on to all of your friends and Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science loved ones A well writtenook at the remnants of War A Ved Mehta Reader left after theast shells have fallen Having seen remnants of war in Vietnam I have a first hand appreciation for what a grave problem this remains in many places in the world Thankfully in Europe there is a professional program to remediate these hazards but in many parts of the world there isn t This is a great The Queens Fool / The Virgins Lover look that s the world weive in how will conflict Hometown Honey like World War I and Vietnam haveeft incredible amounts of unexploded Ordnance and the impact that has The Prince in the Royal Suite (Chatsfield Novella, local populace as well as the professional bomb disposal teams remediating the hazards Amazing book I only wish this book wasonger I d never read about the aftermath of battles the cleanup and removal of bodies and weapons until now Supremely fascinating and written with depth and emotionally charged feelings from people that have to do the cleanup Again I only wish this book onger. Cal detritus of war has created psychological and genetic devastation; in Kuwait where terrifyingly sophisticated warfare was followed by the Sisyphean task of making an uninhabitable desert capable of sustaining ifeAftermath excavates our century's darkest history revealing that the destruction of the past remains deeply inextricably embedded in the present.

And engaging It addresses unexploded WWI ordnance in France the untouched skeletons of WWII German soldiers still Undercover at City Hospital laying outside of Stalingrad unexploded ordnance and the effect of The American War in Vietnam mine clearing in Kuwait following the Gulf War and finally ends with an epilogue covering the disposal of chemical weapons and the effects of nuclear testing in the Nevada desert The chapters on France Russian and Vietnam helps give the reader an idea of the scale of those conflicts The number of artillery shells fired in WWI the number of soldiers that died in WWII and the number of bombs dropped by the US on Vietnam is staggering It is very hard to comprehend and picture mentally this book helps give you an idea of that scale The chapter on Kuwait has aot of information about the state of mine warfare in the world at the time though the focus is on the mines The Story of Our Lives laid during the Gulf War It reveals arms manufacturers mentalities on producing and distributing mines and illustrates the danger faced by mine clearing teams who are among the bravest humansiving today The epilogue was great and I don t really understand why it wasn t a standard chapter in the book It gives you a harrowing view of what chemical waste still exists in the US the issues with disposal systems in the US and the effect that nuclear testing had on the country All in all this book is a great reference that again really gives you an idea of the scale of destruction and ruin that these conflicts unleashed My only suggestion would be for the author to release an updated version or perhaps a follow up book Since this book s release there have been a Chosen by the Lieutenant (Regency Brides of Convenience lot of developments in the world s policy on mines and ordnance and there have been further conflicts since it was published as well It would be great to hear a follow up on what has changed what has remained the same and what has gotten worse I read this book afteristening to various episodes of Dan Carlin s Hardcore History in which he mentioned the book Rarely mentioned when talking about war history is the physical effect that takes place on various battlefields and terrains It was fascinating to earn what still remains on the World War battlefields after all these years This book In fields gardens and backyards; in a sixty suare mile area outside Stalingrad that was a cauldron of destruction in 1941 and is today an endless field of bones; in the Nevada deserts where America waged a hidden nuclear war against itself in the 1950's the results of which are only now becoming apparent; in Vietnam where a nation's effort to remove the physi.