Anti-tank mines were one of the most effective defensive weapons available during the war. The mines could protect a large area without the presence of soldiers. The anti-tank mines were often paired with anti-personnel mines, making it difficult for the anti-tank mines to be removed by an advancing army. One way to avoid the mines, as demonstrated by the platoon led by Lieutenant C.S. Munro of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, was to send scouts ahead in hopes they could observe the mines being planted. If successful, this would allow the soldiers to enter the minefield later and defuse the mines. “Pats” Maintaining Reputation As a Great Patrolling Troops.
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