World War II Axis Booby Traps and Sabotage Tactics

World War II Axis Booby Traps and Sabotage Tactics

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Booby traps laid by troops in war zones in World War II are largely neglected in histories and memoirs, and rarely examined in detail. Yet for a soldier, the threat of booby traps had to be at the forefront of his mind, and an ability to find and disarm them was essential. This is the first comprehensive study of World War II's battlefield booby traps, using information from rare wartime intelligence publications to identify, illustrate and describe the tactics of both Allied and Axis saboteurs. Examining all aspects of this secretive subject, from the equipment used to the techniques of placing and finding them, this book uncovers the daily risks faced by soldiers on the ground through the course of the war.An a€œSa€-mine with a wire string attached was then placed in a prepared hole and the other end of the wire was ... A mine may be laid on the pressure- lifting device E.Z. 44 (EntlastungzA¼nder 44), which is subsequently armed and packed around anbsp;...

Title:World War II Axis Booby Traps and Sabotage Tactics
Author:Gordon L Rottman
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2011-10-20


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