AFTERMATH IN EUROPE: War on the Beaches

Along Britain's beaches one war was still on. Crouching behind armor-plate, special troops cautiously worked electrical detectors, ejector pumps, high-pressure hoses and bulldozers through the sands, hunting for buried mines. Many of these minefields had been planted by the British in hot haste, when invasion was still a day-to-day threat. Since then some location charts have been lost, some of the officers in charge have died on other missions, mines themselves have moved or been buried deep in shifting sand beds. Ninety-six officers and men have died and 26 have been wounded digging out the first 205,000 mines. About...

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