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In 1911, the small village of Moronvilliers had 86 inhabitants.
On 2 September 1914, in the first month of World War I, the village, only 15 kilometers north-east from Rheims, was occupied by German troops. Situated on the frontline, the village was deserted and destroyed during the war.
The Camp de Moronvilliers has been the site of simulated nuclear testing or "cold firings" in the past, which caused many issues with both the general public and foreign observers.
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