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    There have been several well documented cases of both Soviet and Finnish troops placing tunnel mines beneath each others trench lines during the trench warfare period of the Continuation War. I wonder if the Finnish Front was the only place these mines were used during the WWII?

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    Could be, maybe the battle on the European mainland and elsewhere were to fluent ? Quite interesting all that tunneling stuff, been reading some stuff

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    First time I hear about it. Interesting stuff. Not much left of a bunker after one of these.


    From: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtop...?f=59&t=174681

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    I think it was far more common in the West during WWI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    I think it was far more common in the West during WWI.
    So much so, that there are a couple or three large tunnel mines still in place in Belgium that failed to detonate in WW1
    and were considered to hazardous to attempt to remove!!!!

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    General Fredenall was attempting to mine his way to victory in Tunisia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connaught Ranger View Post
    So much so, that there are a couple or three large tunnel mines still in place in Belgium that failed to detonate in WW1
    and were considered to hazardous to attempt to remove!!!!

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    There were two left after the war, one exploded after being struck by lightning (yes the electric charge managed to set of the explosion that deep under ground) in the 50's. The exact location of the last mine is kept a secret.

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    This tunneling work into the Rock was dug in secret as part of a "Stay Behind" operation if Gibraltar was ever taken by the Nazis

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operati...cer,_Gibraltar

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    Secret Underground Oil storage tunnels in Darwin Australia due to constants of Japanese air-raids. (5 were built by war ends target was 8 storage)

    I have been inside the tunnels and it's damn long!

    Pics --> http://www.ozatwar.com/bunkers/oiltunnelsdarwin.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEMM View Post
    First time I hear about it. Interesting stuff. Not much left of a bunker after one of these.

    From: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtop...?f=59&t=174681
    BOOM, that has been huge... Fighting on the finnish front was quite WW1:ish, so no wonder. Luckily Mannerheim, or at least the able generals under him, could adopt to new changes in the conduct of warfare.

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