Geo-environmental implications of military mining in Flanders, Belgium, 1914–1918

  title={Geo-environmental implications of military mining in Flanders, Belgium, 1914–1918},
  author={P. Doyle and P. Barton and M. Rosenbaum and J. VandeWalle and K. Jacobs},
  journal={Environmental Geology},
  • P. Doyle, P. Barton, +2 authors K. Jacobs
  • Published 2002
  • Geology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Abstract. Military mining is an ancient procedure that has often been used in the reduction of fortresses during siege warfare. During the First World War (1914–1918), the Western Front that crossed western Europe was effectively a linear fortress. Military mining was employed by all protagonists and involved the construction of dugouts – underground shelters for housing men, as well as the construction of subways for movement of men and matériel, and mined tunnels for offensive action. All… CONTINUE READING
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