Mining warfare

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Mining warfare - One of the most exciting forms of underground...
One of the most exciting forms of underground warfare is the burrowing of mines to destroy galleries being dug by the enemy. This necessitates the employment of a number of men skilled as listeners. For six hours at a stretch they sit at the ends of numerous passages which run out from the main gallery, and their listening powers are so highly trained that from the noise made by the enemy's digging they can estimate the distance which still remains between themselves and the enemy's workings. At times miners inadvertently break through Into the enemy's galleries, and hand-to-hand conflicts then ensue.

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  1. The Nebraska State Journal,
  2. 11 Jul 1915, Sun,
  3. Page 28

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