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    Recovered by a French bomb-disposal team, a collection of corroding unexploded WW1 shells at a secure storage facility. Having been privileged to have worked alongside both French and Belgian bomb-disposal teams for my book ‘A Century On’, my respect and admiration for the immense daily risk they take to make modern society safe for all is absolute. Don’t ask me what each of these shells is or even which side fired them as I don’t know the answer. ‘A Century On’ is not about relics or battles of the First World War, but instead, about those people who engage with that conflict today. #firstworldwar #firstworldwarcentenary #ww1 #relicsofwar #legaciesofwar #eod #bombdisposal #demining #historygeek #warhistory #ammunition #bombs #recoveringthepastdocumentary #acenturyonbook #documentaryphotography #photography #historyphoto acenturyon.com | www.recoveringthepast.com

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    Recovered by a French bomb-disposal team, a collection of corroding unexploded WW1 shells at a secure storage facility. Having been privileged to have worked alongside both French and Belgian bomb-disposal teams for my book ‘A Century On’, my respect and admiration for the immense daily risk they take to make modern society safe for all is absolute. Don’t ask me what each of these shells is or even which side fired them as I don’t know the answer. ‘A Century On’ is not about relics or battles of the First World War, but instead, about those people who engage with that conflict today. #firstworldwar #firstworldwarcentenary #ww1 #relicsofwar #legaciesofwar #eod #bombdisposal #demining #historygeek #warhistory #ammunition #bombs #recoveringthepastdocumentary #acenturyonbook #documentaryphotography #photography #historyphoto acenturyon.com | www.recoveringthepast.com

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    In the period immediately after the First World War, there existed areas of land in North East France (covering more than 1,200 sq/km) which the French government deemed as too physically and environmentally damaged by the war for human habitation, or as they put it, "Completely devastated. Damage to properties: 100%. Damage to Agriculture: 100%. Impossible to clean. Human life impossible" These areas of land were isolated and termed ‘Zone Rouge’, or Red Zone. Today, a century after the guns fell silent, teams of French de-miners work tirelessly to clear the massive amounts of unexploded ordinance that still litter the ground in this Zone Rouge. In 1916 during the ten month duration of the battle of Verdun, 60 million artillery shells were fired on this now forested former battlefield and Zone Rouge. Accepting the official 25-30% dud rate, that suggests up to 20 million unexploded shells likely remain. I was fortunate in being granted official and accompanied access to a Zone Rouge courtesy of the French authorities. With its trench systems, shell craters and dugouts intact, the Zone Rouge presented a sobering spectacle; and the unexploded ammunition, a final tragic reminder of the disaster that once befell this land. For a unique visual exploration of the legacies of WW1 as exist today, visit acenturyon.com www.recoveringthepast.com #firstworldwar #thegreatwar #19141918 #consequencesofwar #legaciesofwar #ammunition #unexplodedammunition #deminers #history #battleofverdun #forbiddenforest #relicsofwar #acenturyonbook #recoveringthepastdocumentary

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    In the period immediately after the First World War, there existed areas of land in North East France (covering more than 1,200 sq/km) which the French government deemed as too physically and environmentally damaged by the war for human habitation, or as they put it, "Completely devastated. Damage to properties: 100%. Damage to Agriculture: 100%. Impossible to clean. Human life impossible" These areas of land were isolated and termed ‘Zone Rouge’, or Red Zone. Today, a century after the guns fell silent, teams of French de-miners work tirelessly to clear the massive amounts of unexploded ordinance that still litter the ground in this Zone Rouge. In 1916 during the ten month duration of the battle of Verdun, 60 million artillery shells were fired on this now forested former battlefield and Zone Rouge. Accepting the official 25-30% dud rate, that suggests up to 20 million unexploded shells likely remain. I was fortunate in being granted official and accompanied access to a Zone Rouge courtesy of the French authorities. With its trench systems, shell craters and dugouts intact, the Zone Rouge presented a sobering spectacle; and the unexploded ammunition, a final tragic reminder of the disaster that once befell this land. For a unique visual exploration of the legacies of WW1 as exist today, visit acenturyon.com www.recoveringthepast.com #firstworldwar #thegreatwar #19141918 #consequencesofwar #legaciesofwar #ammunition #unexplodedammunition #deminers #history #battleofverdun #forbiddenforest #relicsofwar #acenturyonbook #recoveringthepastdocumentary

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    A Century On and old tech meets new - archaeologist’s Simon and Jasper use a drone to produce an aerial survey of the more than 70 barrels of an intact First World War Livens Projector mortar battery at an excavation in Northern Belgium. A simple mass-produced weapon that delivered a drum of gas or flammable liquid to the enemy’s front line. Fired simultaneously, these Highly effective but basic weapons could flood a large area of land with poisonous gas. At a more recent excavation, Simon and Jasper oversaw a team which recovered the remains of 140 men who died on battlefield South of Ypres. For more people than you imagine, the legacies of WW1 are still a daily reality. #ww1 #thegreatwar #thegreatwarishere #archaeology #battlefieldarchaeologist #legaciesofwar #relicsofwar #consequencesofwar #flandersfields #weaponsofwar #livensprojector #drone #lestweforget #veteransofwar @acenturyon | @recoveringthepastexhibition

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    A Century On and old tech meets new - archaeologist’s Simon and Jasper use a drone to produce an aerial survey of the more than 70 barrels of an intact First World War Livens Projector mortar battery at an excavation in Northern Belgium. A simple mass-produced weapon that delivered a drum of gas or flammable liquid to the enemy’s front line. Fired simultaneously, these Highly effective but basic weapons could flood a large area of land with poisonous gas. At a more recent excavation, Simon and Jasper oversaw a team which recovered the remains of 140 men who died on battlefield South of Ypres. For more people than you imagine, the legacies of WW1 are still a daily reality. #ww1 #thegreatwar #thegreatwarishere #archaeology #battlefieldarchaeologist #legaciesofwar #relicsofwar #consequencesofwar #flandersfields #weaponsofwar #livensprojector #drone #lestweforget #veteransofwar @acenturyon | @recoveringthepastexhibition

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    This afternoon I received a message via Facebook Messenger from my Nome Thongphachanh, whom I had met at the #LegaciesofWar gala in Washington DC on September 10, 2019 and who lives on the west coast of The United States, in which she expressed her thanks for the copy of my book that she had received today. #lovelaosTO

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    Love and commitment. Corruption and betrayal. Redemption and revenge. #hustletheeast.com #laohistory #laoculture #laostudies #historicalnovel #kingdomoflaos #laorefugees #laosfood american #hmong #CIA #airamerica #USAID #secretwar #bombies #legaciesofwar #plainofjars #xiengkhouang #vientiane #luangprabang #thammakhoong #laofood #friedgrasshoppers #uglyamerican #uglyamericanbookclub.com #visitlaos #mekong #moviescript # hustlers #internationalcinema #strongfemalelead #crazyrichasians

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    Thank you @caroleloeffler for giving me the Google Hangout MIC to talk about my journey as an artist to your Studio Art Foundations Lecture Class in #arcadiauniversity #arcadiaartanddesign #pennsylvania Here is a shout out to #littlelaosintheprairie #laosinthehouse #legaciesofwar #laowriterssummit #identity #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #secretwars #laos #80million #bomblette #minefield

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    That’s me (with my back to the camera) hugging 🤗 Channapha Khamvongsa (now retired executive director of Legacies of War) at #LegaciesofWar 15th Anniversary Gala in Washington DC on September 10, 2019. #lightnewlegacies #legacies15

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    Always a pleasure capturing an event for @legaciesofwar. This one is from their 15th anniversary gala at the Carnegie Institution for Science. // #belaod

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    Canadian Cemetery No.2, nearly 3000 men killed in the WW1 battles of Vimy Ridge rest peacefully at this site. @acenturyon @recoveringthepast #ww1 #cemeteryphotography #wardead #vimyridge #canadianhistory #cwgc #crossofsacrifice #portlandstone #legaciesofwar #impactofwar #cemetery #autumn #sunset #dusk

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    Canadian Cemetery No.2, nearly 3000 men killed in the WW1 battles of Vimy Ridge rest peacefully at this site. @acenturyon @recoveringthepast #ww1 #cemeteryphotography #wardead #vimyridge #canadianhistory #cwgc #crossofsacrifice #portlandstone #legaciesofwar #impactofwar #cemetery #autumn #sunset #dusk

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    “Rain” is officially done. Eighty individually framed pieces representing the 80 million cluster bombs that did not detonate. Since the Vietnam War only 1% has been destroyed. Each cluster bombs has to be detonated individually so it is time consuming and costly. If you want to learn more or donate go to #legaciesofwar and help make Laos a safer place. #realhistory #makeadifference #secretwars #postvietnam #laonow

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    Shortly after arriving at the #LegaciesofWar gala late Tuesday afternoon, I gave one of the event staff a stack of my Love Laos Project business cards with instructions to have a specific Legacies of War contact make certain that they were distributed to the other guests. On the back of each of these cards, I had affixed a small sticker with links to a newsletter promoting my exhibition. Later in the evening, as I was about to exit from the building where the gala was held, I paused by a table filled with small white gift bags, one of which was presented to me by one of the event staff. When l looked inside the bag, I was delighted to find one of my Love Laos Project business cards. Some 200 of these cards were distributed in that manner that night. It will be interesting to see if anything unfolds from that distribution. Only time will tell. #lovelaosTO #sabaisabaiTO

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    Part of Robert Shetterly’s Americans Who Tell the Truth series, this portrait of Channapha Khamvongsa was unveiled by the artist and Channapha herself at #LegaciesofWar 15th anniversary gala event. Inscribed just above her likeness are these words: The US dropped 260 million cluster bombs in Laos during the Vietnam War. An estimated 80 million did not detonate scattering throughout Lao villages, rice fields, school yards and forests. The equivalent of a planeload of bombs was dropped every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day for 9 years - more per capita than any other country in the world. This is called The Secret War. The mission of Legacies of War is to advocate for the clearance of unexploded bombs and provide a space for healing the physical and emotional wounds of war.

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    Souvenirs from #LegaciesofWar 15th anniversary gala event that I, along with 199 other guests, attended in Washington DC on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. In the first image (from left to right): Portrait of Channapha Khamvongsa, which was unveiled for all to see at the gala; gala program booklet; and Legacies of War donor card. In second image: Back pages of gala program booklet.

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    At last night’s #LegaciesofWar gala at Washington DC’s Carnegie Institution for Science, some 200 guests, including myself, enjoyed dining on delicious Lao food, the company of inspiring individuals and listening to some great speeches. Included in the layout for this event, there was a special room set aside called Hall of Lights. A round table draped with black cloth stood at its centre. On top of the table, there were illustrations that depicted the “secret” bombing of Laos (1964 - 1973) which were drawn by some of the Lao refugees fleeing this devastation. On that same table, much to my great surprise, there was my photograph of three Lao girls that I had captured in the village of Houay Phoung. This was one of the villages where I had volunteered with #AdoptaVillageinLaos earlier this year. Shortly after arriving in Washington DC on Monday afternoon, I visited Legacies of War office with that photograph, which is one of the pieces that will appear in my upcoming exhibition in Toronto, and presented it to the charity’s executive director, Channapha Khamvongsa, in recognition of the charity’s 15th anniversary.

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    Yesterday Chef Lon Bounsanga, Vanvisa, and I traveled to Washington, DC to join policy makers, community members, and institutions from all across the United States and from Laos to celebrate 15 years of service and vision of Legacies of War. . The US dropped 260 million cluster bombs in Laos during the Vietnam War, making Laos the most bombed country per capita in history. “The mission of Legacies of War is to raise awareness about the history of the Vietnam War-era bombing in Laos and advocate for the clearance of unexploded bombs, to provide space for healing the wounds of war, and to create greater hope for a future of peace. The organization uses art, culture, education, community organizing and dialogue to bring people together and create healing and transformation out of the wreckage of war.” . As Laotian immigrants, our parents and grandparents’ lives, memories, and identities are interconnected to this complex tragedy. We are humbled and proud to be a small part of this healing process through cooking and sharing our culture and stories in our home away from home North Carolina. Thank you Channapha for your leadership and for reminding us to hold on to hope when the sky is dark. @ckindc Thank you Ambassador Clune for the invitation. Thank you @badsaintdc @tomccunanan @g_villamora @ohheypanda @brothersandsisters_dc @vinasana @dcspokenenglish @thelinehotel @maketto1351 @chefseng @pradachith23 @ichigononeko for your hospitality while we are in your home. Now it’s time to go back to Raleigh, inspired and committed. #legaciesofwar #hope

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    Some behind the scenes from our first trip to Laos filming our documentary on my friend Phongsavath “Peterkim” who is a UXO survivor. #laos #cope #uxo #survivor #southeastasia #documentaryfilm #documentary #vietnamwar #legaciesofwar

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