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French seaside resort enclosed by disposal of explosives, Second world War

French seaside resort enclosed by disposal of explosives, Second world War

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The Northern French resort of Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, Tuesday, for a large part ended for the clearing of explosives from the Second world War.

Everyone needs to the north of the place have left or in the afternoon binnenblijven.

Six explosives are made harmless and removed. It is, according to French media, a difficult operation. If in the course of the afternoon has not yet been completed, the cleanup work Wednesday morning to resume and close the resort again.

The city, 180 kilometres north of Paris, suffered in the Second world War, when there were 40,000 German soldiers were employed. Nazi Germany feared a invasion from the allies. When the place in 1944 liberated, they found more than 100,000 mines in the place itself and in the surrounding dunes. In no French church were so many mines were laid.

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