Paysages en bataille: Les séquelles environnementales de la Grande Guerre (French Edition)
The last fighter from all nations of the First World War died in 2011. However, on the former front line, the Great War does not belong to the past. It is part of everyday life for those who work the land of former battlefields and gather every year, in the furrows dug by their tractors, shells and grenades that land spits.
The reading of the Great War landscapes also reveals some disturbing "secrets". The soils and seas remain polluted for a long time by the conflict. And the 1918 Armistice did not stop the war continue to claim victims.How not to worry about these consequences?
But one can also marvel, as did in their time the Poilus, at the nature's extraordinary faculty to recover from the ravages suffered. All along of the 750 kilometers of the front, memory sites often became biodiversity islands, remnants of untouched nature in an intensely urbanized or cultivated land.
Isabelle Masson invites you to accompany her on a journey to the heart of landscape and environmental aftermath of the Great War. Her geographical and historical wanderings illustrate the
intimate relationship between men and nature, during the conflict and until the present day.
"Paysages en Bataille", Isabelle Masson-Loodts, Nevicata Editions, 2014
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