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German Army Minefields
German Wehrmacht Minefield Lore
217 pages; 20 chapters and 1 appendix
During World War II, specific German Army minefields were the best in the world.
Most German Army minefields were unique, and include a plethora of booby traps
and obstacles while being covered by machine guns and other weapons.
German Army Minefields is a different type of e-book. Although it describes, with
supporting detailed illustrations, a variety of mines and minefields, it also explains
how German Army minefields were integrated into German defensive positions
and their relationship to the defensive schwehrpunkt. German Army Minefields will
introduce readers to aspects of minefields and their crucial importance to winning
wars, that most never heard of, much less considered. Currently, the leftists of the
world are touting minefields and land mines as evil devices, which should not be
used in war. They do not understand that most real wars are fought for such
important reasons that any means that result in victory and the saving of millions of
people from mass murder and slavery should be used. German Army minefields
were war weapons. They were designed to shape and injure the enemy. German
Army minefields were part of an effort to win World War II. If wars are fought to be
lost, then traitors are manipulating events. In a nation used to fighting wars for
reasons other than victory, German Army minefields are a mystery.
"German Army Pioneers (Combat Engineers) were amazingly adept at opening up assault lanes in Soviet minefields,
quickly and without being discovered. “Sultry and thundery, the night of 3rd July 1943, near Kursk, settled on the area
between Donets and Desna. At 2150 hours Soviet flares shot up over no-man's-land. A machine-gun stuttered. Strong
German patrols were in the dead zone. The 2nd Engineer Company of the "Grossdeutschland" Division had sent out a
mine-clearing party of ten men. The engineers were to clear lanes through the minefield and tape them. A dangerous
business. Detectors were useless because the ground was so full of steel from the earlier battles that the instruments
responded continually. The buried death-traps therefore had to be located by probing with wire rods, then dug out by
hand, the detonator removed, and the mine placed aside. And so on to the next.
Rain and darkness. Any false step could mean death or mutilation. Every movement was a brush with eternity.
These engineers were troops outside the limelight—the silent heroes for whom war meant principally sweat, and all too
often also blood.
This clearing party of ten men lifted 2700 mines in front of the hills of Butovo during that night of 3rd/4th July. Two
thousand seven hundred mines in five hours of total darkness. Or one mine per man per minute. And not one went off.” "
Excerpt from German Army Minefields
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