The most heavily bombed country in history: 1964 - 1973,
the US dropped 250 million bombs,
averaging 1 B52 bomb load every 8 minutes, 24/7 for 9 years
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1975, Laos. A visitor from neighboring Houaphan Province teaches the first Naphia villager to cast spoons from aluminium bomb and other Secret War scrap metal littered throughout the countryside.
cluster bombs wrapped in aluminium
The most heavily bombed country per capita, between 1964 and 1973, the US dropped 2 million tons of ordnance of Lao PDR, averaging one B-52 bomb load every 8 minutes, 24/7, for 9 years.
Wood and ash molds in front of an earthen kiln
Today, villagers continue to take a constructive approach to the destruction of war by recovering their livelihoods through available local resources, creating molds from wood and ash, kilns from the earth, spoons and now bracelets from aluminium war scrap metal.