Friday, August 08, 2003

I've finally got round to starting Chris Moon's autobiography.

Chris stepped on a landmine while supervising a mine-clearing operation in Mozambique in 1995. He lost his lower right leg and part of his right arm.

In his prologue, Chris writes about PMN mines -- the same type that I stepped on in Northern Iraq:

"...They mainly used Russian PMNs with 240 grams of TNT, enough to blow off one lower leg completely and often damage the other enough to necessitate amputation -- if you're lucky. In remote places like this people normally die before they get to hospital."


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