25-pound Ammonal bag, 1917
Tunnelling and mining operations were used to attack enemy positions by digging underneath them and then destroying them with explosive mines. This bag originally contained explosives and was part of a three-ton charge laid in the Durand Mine during an attack at Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917. The mine was not detonated during the operation.
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National Army Museum, Battle gallery
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