Mines

Uncovering Tunnels of World War I: The Falkenhausen Tunnel

In August 2019, Association des Souterrains Allemands de Puisaleine et des Environs 14/18, reopened a German underground network which was created during the Spring of 1916 on the battlefield of the French department Oise. This incredible network of underground tunnels, named “Falkenhausen Tunnel”, has 3 levels and extends over 400m (1312 feet) in length. A.S.A.P.E. …

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Mel Brooks

This American comedy legend defused land mines in World War II

Long before he was making everyone laugh with classic films like “Blazing Saddles” and “Spaceballs,” comedy legend Mel Brooks was defusing land mines in World War II. After graduating high school in 1944, Brooks — real name Melvin Kaminsky — enlisted in the Army Reserve, where he was picked for the Army Specialized Training Program at the Virginia …

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