David O'keefe; Ghosts of Verrieres; Although reports indicated that the Germans were using mineshafts in the area to infiltrate troops into St. Martin, a post battle study by Canadian Army Intelligence, (which interviewed local mining experts), revealed that the mine was roughly 1200 feet deep and ran from the factory to center of the ridge. However, there is no indication that access from the ridge could be made to the tunnels that would afford German troops safe passage to the “factory” and hence to St. Martin.
On July 25th 44., on the ridge of Verrieres and surrounding areas the German's had set up shop, in the mining towns. The mines had Tunnels, I know by some accounts used for shelter not movement. I need any accounts, since the 272 had USSR and Polish soldiers any account on there use of these mine tunnels would be appreciated. I have a Picture that shows the mines Vent Hole were being used for shelter a very big hole I think they mined Coal ?
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