Category: History Locker

German S-Mine (Bouncing Betty)

October 10, 1944: Probing the Sigfried Line defenses; first encounter with the German S-Mine. Lt. George Wilson, 4th Division, after nine weeks of combat since St.-Lo: “By now I had...

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Bridge on the River Kwai

I imagine many of you have enjoyed the academy award winning film titled “The Bridge on the River Kwai”. For those who may not have seen it, it’s a story...

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Voices from the Past

“We agree that the mine warfare conducted by American planes…..produced a very great strategical effect; it quickly reduced our war potential and hastened the end of the war.” “The mine...

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Misplaced Strategy

Over the period 14 May 1942 to 1 April 1944 German U-Boats planted a total of 338 mines in the approaches to Western Atlantic ports running from St. Johns, Newfoundland...

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Mining North Vietnamese Ports

In May, 1972, U. S. forces mined North Vietnamese ports following large scale employment of North Vietnamese Army units in South Vietnam. This action completely shut down seaborne importations to...

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Mineman Who Altered World History

Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of England (1909-1916), called the Gallipoli Campaign (February 19, 1915 – March 8, 1916) the only brilliant strategy developed during World War I. The objective...

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