The History of Landmines


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Landmines have been much in the news in recent months, but few today know much about them. Mike Croll describes the history of these weapons, which some specialists trace back to the 5th century BC, from their earliest use to the present day. Electrically triggered mines of surprising sophistication were used by Confederates defending Charleston and Wilmington in the American Civil War, but the mine first became an important factor during World War I. The No-Man's-Land of 1914-1918 became heavily sown with mines in some ...

The History of Landmines 1998, Pen & Sword Books

ISBN-13: 9780850526288