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"A crater caused by the explosion of 19 mines placed underneath German positions near Messines in West Flanders by the British on June 7, 1917. A total of about 10,000 soldiers died, amongst them almost all of the 3rd Royal Bavarian Division. The blast was one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions of all times and was audible in Dublin and London."
4 posted on 11/16/2013 8:58:26 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

One of the mine craters today.

5 posted on 11/16/2013 9:00:38 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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That’s clearly a case where those who set the mines didn’t want to be hoist by their own petard.


16 posted on 11/16/2013 11:39:35 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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