11 Jun 2009

European police forces training for …

The CNEFG (Centre National dEntraînement des Forces de Gendarmerie, based in Saint-Astier, France) has set up an urban environment for training the gendarmerie (french para-military force) force in urban guerilla tactics. This ambitious stage set is a highly significant example of a certain way of
superimposing fiction on reality by imitating that reality as closely as possible: the Gendarmes are confronted with a real problem - urban violence - which they learn to deal with in a fictional site.