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Report - Army training village / Mailly-le-Camp / France / 09-2015

The Franconian

28DL Regular User
Regular User
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Army training village / Mailly-le-Camp / France / 09-2015
History 1:
I drove the road through French countryside, singing and eating. Then I realized that left and right is all military area, partwise fenced, roads closed with barriers, plates with military area and keep out.
This looked interesting, so I took the next open and not shown as forbidden road into the area.
It ended after about one mile, to the right was a building site, modern looking one and not military; I don't know, what for.
Then, to the left I found this little army training village, which looked abandoned to me.
(I say this, because it was all bushes and high grass, not sure whether it is still in use)
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your question now: "could you get into the buildings?
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that was close by, I think the place is still in use (I think-not know)
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more history
Back home I found a bit on wikipedia
My translation from German wiki:
Since about 1892 the area around Mailly was used for training by the French army and 1902 made a permanently training ground.
1903 Mailly got added „-le-Camp“.
During first world war it was used, among else, by the Russian Expedition Korps in France,
during the second one by German occupation troups of Wehrmacht and Waffen SS
for education on tanks, which brought it some bombing.
After that it was used by French and American forces for tank and training with rockets and also to test some new weapons
source:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mailly-le-Camp#cite_note-defense.gouv.fr-1
English version:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mailly-le-Camp
and for the language educated, the french version:
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_de_Mailly
on map:
https://goo.gl/maps/ixacSVTsVEF2
thanks
TF
 
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Choo Choo m8ty

Mr Reality Hacker
Regular User
#2
Can see some epic paintball there lol. Nice thx for report
 

The Franconian

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#4
FIBUA = Fight In Built Up Area, thanks, I didn't know this acronym (is this the right word?),
found
FISH = Fighting In Someone elses House
and
MOUT
= Military Operations in Urban Terrain
too, interesting
 
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