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"Note on Captured Mines" from Intelligence Bulletin, September 1943

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The following safety precautions for handling captured enemy mines were published in the September 1943 issue of the Intelligence Bulletin.

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All possible safety precautions should be observed in the handling, storage, and use of land mines captured from the enemy. It should be noted, especially, that German Tellermines stored in the open, where direct sunlight and high temperatures can affect them, are likely to expand and burst. This results in exposure of the TNT with which they are filled. (See Intelligence Bulletin Vol. I, No. 12, pp. 8-14 for a discussion of German Tellermines, with sketches.)


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