Laos - The Legacy - Foreign Correspondent - ABC

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  1. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

    Laos - The Legacy - Foreign Correspondent - ABC

    The locals call them ‘bombies’ – small bombs only about the size of a tennis ball. But, these tiny munitions have left a deadly legacy in Laos.
    The United States dropped a staggering 260-million bombies on Laos during the Vietnam War - the equivalent of a bombing mission every eight minutes for nine years.
    Many didn’t explode on impact, leaving Laos contaminated with millions of unexploded ordnance.
    Forty years after the end of the war, the ‘bombies’ are still taking lives and limbs – many of the victims are children.
    Now, a brave band of women is going where others fear to tread, to find and destroy the explosives that litter their precious land.

    Link above to the ABC Foreign Correspondent documentary.

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  3. Poompui

    Poompui Ol'Timer

    Thanks,watched it last week when it was on the telly over here in Oz......lots of good work done by the ladies in green.....

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