The Devil's Garden
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'The Devil’s Garden' documents Bedouin communities living amidst Second World War minefields in Egypt's Western Desert. There are approximately 20 million unexploded anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; artillery shells; bombs dropped by aircraft and machine gun, small arms and mortar rounds beneath the sand. Official records of incidents involving unexploded ordnance have not been kept until recently but it is estimated that thousands of Bedouin have been killed or injured since the end of the Second World War. The term ‘Devil’s Gardens’ was first used by the German General Erwin Rommel to describe the box-like areas of minefields and barbed wire installed by Allied and Axis forces during the conflict.