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EXPLOSIVES REMNANTS OF WAR

  • French-Prussian War of 1870: About 1,000,000 shells used, more than half of them in the Paris region.

  • World War I: 1,455,000 shells fired along the 700 km front line, or about 15 million tonnes of metals and explosives. 10 to 30% of them would not have worked. 2 to 3% of these ammunition are chemical.

  • World War II: 22% of the bombs dropped during the Second World War were on France or about 600 000 tons and about 10% would not have worked. To which are added several millions of shells from June 44 to January 45.

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