Dennis Davis - Booby trap

Running time
1 min 2 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


On one occasion we were told to be very careful because we were going through an area where mines had been laid and they hadn't been cleared and we had been instructed how to delouse, not to delouse, how to identify mines, so we were very careful in that area and we had a rookie corporal and he was sort of in charge of our group and he picked up something on the ground, it was attached and as soon as he broke the attachment and as soon as he broke the attachment it started fizzing. He threw it, it was a booby trap. It landed in front of one of the fellas and he lost a leg, and we were just cleaning up salvage, we weren't even in action at that time.

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