What To Do If You Get Stuck In A Minefield


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(SOFREP) Landmines were among the favorite weapons of destruction during World War I and World War II, causing extensive damage to vehicles and suffering to the human victims. Fortunately, now, they are prohibited under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (or Mine Ban Convention). One hundred fifty countries have joined this treaty. That, however, would not remove all the existing landmines that were still left out there. According to Minesweepers, “It is estimated that there are 110 million land mines in the ground right now.” With that, it’s not entirely impossible that you could find yourself in a minefield someplace in Europe, Asia or Africa. What are you going to do to make sure you leave in one piece in the event you were walking through a field and encountered a visible landmine partially unburied?

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Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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