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Mine Warfare

 

Born in antiquity to break down walls of fortified towns, revolutionized by the use of gunpowder in the early sixteenth century and rationalized by military engineers, the use of underground mines and counter-mines during sieges or position's wars was constant until the early twentieth century. This type of underground war was at its height during the great sieges of the second half of the nineteenth century (Sevastopol, Tuyen Quan, Port Arthur ...), and especially during the WWI. Many period pictures show the dark and dangerous war of the tunnelers.

 

 

 


Tunnelers


Mine explosion


Listening


Pioneers


Mine explosion


Mine crater at Perthes


Galibert’s respiratory device


Counter-mining


Mine crater


Gausse mask


Fantasy


Aérophore


Large gallery


Niche


Main gallery


Main gallery


Blast hole


Blast hole

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