Saturday, June 30, 2012

Flowering Mediterranean Maquis Shrubland - Sardinia

The word maquis comes from the Italian word macchia (English: thicket). The extremely dense nature of maquis made it ideal for bandits and guerrillas, who used it to shelter from the authorities. It is from this meaning that Second World War French resistance movement, The Maquis, derived its name.

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