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Or perhaps, they still remember how the United States had turned its back on Pakistan by walking out of the region after the Soviet-Afghan war in the 1980s (after achieving its own objectives), leaving Pakistan alone to deal with the debris of war.
London 1945: Life in the Debris of War. By Maureen Waller.
This is a charity which clears up the debris of war, such as landmines and unex-ploded bombs, to try to make former conflict zones safe.
JOHN MURRAY has republished Maureen Waller's London 1945: Life in the Debris of War ([pounds sterling]9.99), a fascinating look at London both in the final months of war and in the first months of peace, a period as difficult in its way as when the V-1s and V-2s were falling.
London 1945: Life in the Debris of War, by Maureen Waller (John Murray, 20 [pounds sterling]), is a readable survey of the reality of life for Londoners at the end of the war, as they sought the promised bright new world while coping with shortages, bomb damage and trauma.