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Sy Montgomery

“Laos is saddled with the distinction of one superlative: it is the most heavily bombed country on earth. During the nine-year secret war against the Communists, during the Vietnam War, the U. S. dropped 6,300,000 tons of bombs on Indochina, about 1/3 of which fell on Laos. It was the heaviest aerial bombardment in the history of warfare. During the 1960s and 1970s, the U.S. rained more bombs on Laos than were dropped on Nazi Germany during World War II -- three times the tonnage dropped during the Korean War -- the equivalent of a plane load of bombs every 8 minutes around the clock for 9 years.”


Sy Montgomery, Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science and Adventure in Southeast Asia
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Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science and Adventure in Southeast Asia Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science and Adventure in Southeast Asia by Sy Montgomery
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