The great-grandfather of modern land mines might well be a tunnel under Jericho

Baker, David Christopher
April 2002
Military History;Apr2002, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p20
Presents a history on the use of land mines during war. Inventor of the gunpowder mine; Effect of gunpowder mines; Result of the use of black powder by Union forces during a battle in the American Civil War; Details on the siege mining efforts of World War I.


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