Tellermines, the most common type used by the Germans, may often be neutralized by
sympathetic detonation, thus avoiding personnel casualties caused by antilifting
devices, faulty firing mechanisms, or simple carelessness.
The results of tests made by exploding 3 or 4 pounds of guncotton near Tellermines
buried 4 to 6 inches underground showed that the sympathetic detonation took
place at about 30 percent greater distances when the guncotton was 4 feet above
the ground than when it was exploded at ground level.
COMMENT: Guncotton is the standard British explosive. TNT would give the same results.