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Have you ever done it ze' French way?
From over eleven years ago another instance of the forest-fire within the military dimension. Originally posted in 2009 this story edited and re-posted.
"Foreign Legion shooting practice triggers huge wildfire in France"
Thanks to the British Guardian and the article as originally by Angelique Chrisafis.
"Drill instructor suspended after blaze forces evacuations in Marseille"
"A French Foreign Legion drill instructor was suspended today amid political fury over an 'imbecilic' shooting practice that started one of France's biggest wildfires in recent years."
"The fire broke out during a shooting exercise by the First Foreign Legion Regiment on their base outside Marseille yesterday after soldiers fired non-regulation tracer bullets that caught fire on scrub-land in summer temperatures."
Scrub-land [shrub-land] as described the maquis. Also referred to as the garrigue. Extremely susceptible to fire. A flora not really natural either as that term understood.
"Deforestation of the indigenous oak forest since the Late Bronze Age, for cultivation of olives, vines and grain, the introduction of sheep and especially goats and charcoal-making for heat and iron-working, exposed the land surface to weathering and resulted in erosion of the topsoil. The wild garrigue, then, is a man-formed landscape."
WOODED AREAS [OAK FOREST] FROM PRE-HISTORIC TIMES LEVELED FOR A VARIETY OF PURPOSES. TIMBER QUITE OFTEN FELLED [AND NOT REPLACED] AND USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF WARSHIPS.
Not only France but the entire Mediterranean area the flora consisting of a maquis or garrigue scrub-land. IN LARGE MEASURE AS A RESULT OF WARFARE.