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In surrealistic ghost towns we try to anticipate future catastrophies and conflicts in order to prepare for an effective response. Within these safe boundaries there is the illusion of control. But this is play...

Oostdorp Harskamp—Gelderland February 10th. 2011—C company of the 13th Infantry of the Air Cavalry Brigade during Urban Operations Training. The smoke provides cover for their movement.

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Training village Marnehuizen—Groningen September 22nd. 2009—The Marine Corps is training for deployment in Afghanistan. In the training village a unit from 13th Company is searching for a place where roadside bombs are stored.

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Training village Marnehuizen—Groningen April 15th. 2009—The 17th Armored Infantry Battalion is preparing for deployment in Uruzgan. In the training villagesoldiersdoingUrban Operations Training.

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Training village Marnehuizen—Groningen April 15th. 2009—The 17th Armored Infantry Battalion in action during the training exercise Urban Operations Training in preparation for deployment to Uruzgan.

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Firing range Alpha Harskamp—Gelderland Jan. 14th. 2010—At this firing range future shooting instructors are taught to guide the exercise Fire and Move.

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Sportcomplex Marinierskazerne—Doorn January 26th. 2011—The 13th Infantry Company of the 1st Battalion Marines taking a fitness test. Perseverance and physical stamina are tested daily. Only the strongest endure.

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Baan INDIA—Firing range Harskamp—Gelderland february 10th. 2010—After the static firing drill with the .50 board gun of the “Fennek” reconnaissance vehicle the shooting range is cleaned by soldiers of the Cavalry School. All shell casings are collected.
The firing range has to be returned to a clean state. All the shell casings will be re-used.

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Fireworks in the
freezing cold.

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Pistol range Ossenweg Harskamp—Gelderland August 27th. 2009—Training for new members of the Special Assistance Unit. They are in the Enhanced Marksmanship Program. These are among the finest marksmen in the Netherlands. It is strictly forbidden to recogni

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School for Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense Den Helder—N-Holland march 26th. 2009—A Royal Navy class learning how to usesmallfireextinguishers.

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Oostdorp Harskamp—Gelderland August 27th. 2009—Marines, in officer training, practicing for operating in an urban area.

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Oostdorp Harskamp—Gelderland January 14th. 2011— Marines of the ‘Marines Training Center’ during Urban Operations Training.

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Fort Erfprins Den Helder—N-Holland February 15th. 2011—Junior officers in training doing a leadership exercise at the “pole tank”. Here they’ve been ordered to build a bridge together using wooden poles and rope.

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Gas station Willem Lodewijk van Nassau Kazerne Zoutkamp February 7th. 2011— Vehicles of the Royal Army being refueled.

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School for Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense (NBCD/BV school) Den Helder—N-Holland October 21st. 2009— Fighting a fire aboard a ship. At the same time as the fire in the centre, a helicopter fire is simulated at the rear deck.

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Duik- en Demonteerschool Hr. Ms. Thetis, Den Helder, N-Holland June 26th. 2009—The ‘Duikersklas Algemeen 09’ diving class during an exercise salvaging a sunken dinghy.

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Desert area Unit Mineurs Training Facility Reek— Gelderland — March 31st. 2010—Exercise: The instruction group ‘Camouflage and Deception’ is covering an armored vehicle with a desert camouflage net in order to make it invisible.

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Washing area Willem Lodewijk van Nassau Kazerne—Zoutkamp October 1st. 2011—Vehicles of the Royal Army being cleaned in the washing area after intensive use.

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Training Facility Reek—N-Brabant March 24th. 2010—The Royal Army are being taught how to set explosive charges at a bridge. This ground is part of the Training Unit Pontonniers. Here members of the Corps of Engineers learn about mines, explosives, booby traps, camouflage and psychological warfare.

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Training village Marnehuizen—Groningen Februari 7th. 2011— A Leopard Armored Vehicle is in position at the border of the training village to support the C Company of the 42th Armored Infantry Battalion in an Urban Operations Training scenario.

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