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    Hi,

    In WW2 did the Russians mark their minefields like the Germans, with signs such as 'Achtung Minen with a skull and crossbones?

    Also if as the German withdrew and booby trapped a building would the Russians mark this with a sign, e.g Beware Booby-traps or just beware mines?

    Was it a common practice in urban fighting [for example in Stalingrad] for the Russians to booby-trap buildings as they withdrew?

    What is the actual Russian for Beware, mines and booby-traps?

    Thanks

    Nigel

  • #2
    I think i have found the russian for minefield but have i got it right?

    Минное поле

    I can only find a reference to Trap [ловушка ] but not booby traps would they have used this terminology?

    making up some terrain for a miniature wargame and wanted to add authenticity to it.

    Hopefully some one can enlighten me. Thanks

    Plus found very little reference to the Russian usage of mines , tons on fortification of buildings etc, etc, and mine dogs.

    Thanks

    Nigel

    Rem. AMVAS: I corrected a bit Russian text here
    Last edited by amvas; 31 Mar 08, 12:10.

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    • #3
      I think they just made signs with the word "MINES"

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      • #4
        "МИНЫ!"

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        • #5
          1) to booby-trap = ставить мины-ловушки

          2) beware of mines = "Внимание, мины!" or "Осторожно, мины!" or "Осторожно! Заминировано! or just "Заминировано!" or "Мины!". Many variants... I do not think that there was one officially approved variant. But probably it was written in some instructions of that time...

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          • #6
            Great stuff,

            Thanks to all for the really handy information

            Thanks

            Nigel

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            • #7
              Not at all... :-)

              In http://web.etel.ru/~saper/index-mines.html you can find a lot of information about different mines but this all is in Russian... E.g. Soviet anti-tank mine T-35: http://tewton.narod.ru/mines-2/tm-35.html Maybe the photos will be of some use for U...

              Also there are good articles about fortification: http://web.etel.ru/~saper/index-fort.html With nice pictures...

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              • #8
                How it is marked nowdays: http://tewton.narod.ru/texnica/kr.html

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