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    I was kinda hoping they were EC Mines from Aucklands 1880s minefield but alas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaskowiski View Post
    I was kinda hoping they were EC Mines from Aucklands 1880s minefield but alas.
    Like the ones in those days ,when they went to renew or replace them, they would have a public detonation, people would picnic on the beaches and watch the show!

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    yep those are the ones -Loaded with wet gun cotton
    I have been researching them for the past five years and have found a few survivors in the process. mine3.jpg

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    I remember a newspaper article from the early / mid 1970s saying that 17 WW2 sea mines were found in a cave on the island of Jersey. The article said they had drifted inside due to water currents.!!!!
    Any live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with accordingly by eod personel

 

 

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