Monday, January 5, 2009

When life is a mine field...

So we were helping one of the boys organize his room and found a surprising book. It was childrens book that was a minefield awareness tool. It was written to kids about how to recognize mine fields and the hazards of them. The pictures speak for themselves...





Mines are still a problem in Cambodia. Due to major wars and military campaings in the 70' and slow civil war all through the 80's. There have even been military skirmishes on a regular basis into the 90's . It wasn't actualy cosidered a "stable country" by the UN until around 1998. I suppose it makes a lot of sence for mines to be a real issue.

Lets just say I'm not going to be hiking along the Thai border any time soon.

2 comments:

Grammy said...

I remember as a kid reading books about blasting caps and what to do if you found them...thats a grafic book.

Peter Yue said...

Dude, that's a gnarly book. Makes people grow up a lot faster over there in Cambodia. Sorry, Elmo, you got your legs blown off and today's word is PAIN.