lynn1212 wrote:have to disagree about not mapping a field, maybe not done by everyone but most certainly mapping was done major combatants. i have copies of manuals that stress mapping as major importance.
RF wrote:In the case of the Falklands it may be the case that the urgency in planting mines - considering that the Argentines had not expected a military counterstroke from Britain - led to a lack of proper mapping, especially when you consider that large stretches of the islands have zero population and therefore nothing of significance in setting mines off, at least in terms of human casualties.
No doubt the Argentine commander, Menendez was questioned closely on this by his British captors after he was brought to Britain after he had surrendered.
steffen19k wrote:My advice to anyone who wants to wage war is *!#& minefields. There are better ways of denying strategically advantageous territory to the enemy.
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