They Harvest Seeds Of Death (Feb, 1943)

They Harvest Seeds Of Death
The pictures on this page show Royal Engineers in North Africa engaged in a job in which, as their slogan goes. “Your first mistake is your last”— clearing away land mines. Loaded with high explosive, these mines are cunningly buried, are usually set to go off only when the weight of a truck or tank presses down on them. But some of them are “booby-traps”—set to go off if a man steps on them, or even if they are not picked up in precisely the right manner. Above, a “sapper” carries a magnetic detector, to locate mines. Right, a mine has been found. Top right, result of a morning’s work.

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