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Camoflet mines?

 
 
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Reply 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?
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Reply Sun 13 Aug, 2017 04:33 am
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.
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Reply Sun 13 Aug, 2017 06:03 am
@centrox,
thanks a lot indeed!
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