Army & Navy - ENGINEERS: Infernal Machines

Of all the devices for killing men which have been elaborated upon in World War II, none is more insidious than the land mine. British troops pursuing Rommel were delayed last week while their sappers (engineers) fished in the earth to remove land mines buried beneath the African desert. Moscow reported that several Russian tanks had hit mines buried deep in the snow, but that the way had been cleared by mortar fire.

Land mines are generally divided into two classes: anti-tank and antipersonnel. The German IP2 is a typical anti-tank mine,...

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