“100 years after the guns fell silent, the people of North Eastern France are still feeling the effects of war. Seasoned Minesweeper Guy Momper and his team of De-miners extract unexploded munitions from the First and Second World War, their mission is estimated to take 300 years to complete.”
Fascinating short documentary about France’s Zone Rouge (Red Zone in English) is a chain of non-contiguous areas throughout northeastern France that the French government isolated after WW1 because it was deemed too physically and environmentally damaged by conflict for human habitation. Rather than attempt to remove dangerous unexploded munitions from the former battlefields, the land was allowed to return to nature. Restrictions within the Zone Rouge still exist today while a dedicated team of experts works to de-mine the area. Very worthy watch.