Sun 13 Aug, 2017 03:23 am
They required Camoflet mines, pressure switches and time vibration switches, the last two to be used to blow up railways being exploited by the Nazis.
What are Camoflet mines?
More usually spelled camouflet. A mine is a buried explosive device. Camouflet is a French word meaning 'crater'. A camouflet mine as used by anti-Nazi forces (e.g. in France) was a metal tube filled with explosive placed in a hole in the ground near a railway line, and triggered by the vibration of a train passing. The explosion would create a crater ("camouflet") and damage the railway track enough to derail the train.