Australian Army Use Of Booby Traps For Offensive Operations - New Guinea 1942 - 1943

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Australian Army Use Of Booby Traps For Offensive Operations - New Guinea 1942 - 1943

Post by Richard Stone » 18 Mar 2023 17:50

The short attached article discusses how some units of the Australian Army used booby traps for offensive operations behind the Japanese lines. The location of these actions is not listed in the article, but it appears to be in the New Guinea theater.

This is a wartime article and is written to purposely vague to avoid providing technical and tactical information to the public. It was first printed in an Australian Army publication.

This version of the article was printed in the January 1945 edition of the USA professional military reference magazine ‘Military Review’.

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Re: Australian Army Use Of Booby Traps For Offensive Operations - New Guinea 1942 - 1943

Post by LineDoggie » 18 Mar 2023 22:39

Frag in a can was a perennial favorite, even till today and extremely simple to set
"There are two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are dead and those who are going to die. Now let’s get the hell out of here".
Col. George Taylor, 16th Infantry Regiment, Omaha Beach

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