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The development of mine warfare : a most murderous and barbarous conduct

Author: Norman Youngblood
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2006.
Series: War, technology, and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with the roots of mine usage in ancient China and Assyria, the author explores the technological advances in land mine development, emphasizing from the 18th to the 20th centuries, as well as the age old debate on the uses of such weapons. Land, as well as sea mine usage are described in different wars.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Youngblood
ISBN: 0275984192 9780275984199
OCLC Number: 65197963
Description: xv, 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The origins of mine warfare --
The age of invention: from America to Russia --
The American Civil War --
The sea mine comes of age --
The Great War --
World War II--
Mine warfare since 1945 --
Appendix A Hague convention 1907 --
Appendix B Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-personnel Mines.
Series Title: War, technology, and history.
Responsibility: Norman Youngblood.
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Traces the technical, tactical, and ethical developments of mine warfare. Beginning with mine warfare's roots in ancient Assyria and China, this title takes the reader through the centuries of debate  Read more...

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"Treating the sea mine and the land mine as siblings, Youngblood tells the history of mine warfare from the origins of the mine through the development of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines Read more...

 
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