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German Schü-mine

Discussion in 'Normandy Landing Beaches' started by Jim, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Jim

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    German antipersonnel mines were sown lavishly along road verges, in ditches, and anywhere infantry were likely to walk, causing many casualties throughout the Normandy campaign. Two members of an RAF beach party examine a Schumine which, being made of wood, except for the detonator, was difficult to find when using a mine-detector.

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    The small but powerful Antipersonnel Schü-mine 42, belied its sinister capability to disable the unfortunate soldier who happened to step on the device, the Schü-mine was encased in wood which made it very difficult to detect.

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    Would be interesting to have an idea on how many of these mines were used Jim, and the casualties that they left behind. :der:
     

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