The Real “No-Go Zone” of France: A Forbidden No Man’s Land Poisoned by War | Messy Nessy Chic

Found on Ye Olde Facebooke Today

Interesting article that a friend of mine had posted. I was never aware of this and I have a Great Great Grandfather who came to The United States from Belgium(Flanders).

This shear quantity of unexploded ordnance including chemical weapons of the period is mind boggling.

I am tossing in a few pictures from the article and I do recommend going to the link and checking it out.

“When you imagine France and its scenic countryside, you might think of the picturesque villages, vineyards a plenty and endless rolling green hills to drive through on a blissful summer road trip. But there’s one corner of this scenic country that no one has been allowed to enter for nearly a century, known as the “Zone Rouge” (the red zone).”

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The map below indicates the red zone and the less dangerous zones in yellow, green and blue.

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The Real “No-Go Zone” of France: A Forbidden No Man’s Land Poisoned by War | Messy Nessy Chic.

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