Area one


Area one
Duration:5:30   Year:2021
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Area One [2021, Denise Ritter, 5:30]

The effects of the Cold War are still present today in the Palatinate Forest, the largest contiguous forest area in Germany. The special arms depot “Area One” was one of the largest ammunition depots of the US military in Europe between 1957 and 1991, including nuclear missiles and chemical warfare agents. I was born and raised in the immediate vicinity. Particularly memorable: the 80s, when I was Young people clearly perceived the arms race and the threatening atmosphere of the Cold War over the Palatinate. Many music titles, especially from New Wave, Electro and Industrial, took up this topic. Looking back on this time, my piece “Area One” was created. GEODATA: 49°03’53.5″N 7°39’50.2″E  |  Area One, Fischbach bei Dahn, Germany more info