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100 years after the guns fell silent, the people of North Eastern France are still feeling the effects of war. Check out this documentary about the minesweepers still scouring the French countryside to dig up unexploded mines.

The effects of the enormous conflicts that ravaged Europe – and the world – in the 20th century were widespread. With mines still posing a very real and present threat to the locals of the French countryside, seasoned minesweeper Guy Momper and his team of de-miners extract unexploded munitions from the First and Second World War.

The documentary is a fascinating look at how the conflicts have impacted our towns and villages, and their mission is estimated to take a remarkable 300 years to complete. That gives you just some indication of how many bombs were dropped all those years ago.

With the ground polluted by metal from the degrading munitions, it’s becoming more pressing to dispose of them – and more dangerous than ever.

Dominique van Olm | Zone Rouge | Documentary

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