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I think one important point you didn't consider is that mines work long-term, without binding personnel. You spread them across as many access areas as you like, and walk away, and you are protected from attacks through there. Any other such protection would bind personnel near the places, for an attack that might never happen. So they are an indirect but ...


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Things might be clarified if you think of sea mines. There are command-detonated mines in your own ports, mines laid on enemy coasts, moored mines which might break free, and mines that were drift mines to start with. The same princles apply to land mines: In defensive use, mines will slow or block the enemy in just the right place for your weapon fire. ...


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The general population of today cannot grasp the abilities of archers or other warriors. One must realize that archers were trained at a very early age and they developed asymetric bodies as they progressed to higher draw weights. Archeologists have found that archers spines were curved and the muscles of the right arm / back were abnormally large. ...


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They had the general directive H.Dv. 95/13 Der Feldfernsprecher 33 (Heeres-Druckvorschriften) (no digitised version available, current physical copies in corona lockdown). But that is probably not really what you look for. Apart from deducing anything from a Hollywood movie about nazis… That is in general just not a venue of inquiry to learn much of ...


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