Translated Jeff Matthews
The demolition mine is similar to the mine and countermine. The defence of a stronghold may require demolishing it with an explosive charge if it has been taken by the enemy or can no longer be defended. The charges are set off in what is called a bore hole demolition chamber.
To bring down a permanent structure, demolition is generally accomplished by digging such shafts into the load-bearing walls and loading the charges and detonators into them. (Gillot C. L., Traité de fortification souterraine, ou des mines offensives et défensives, Paris 1805).
Padovan Gianluca (ed. ), Archaeology of the Subsoil. Lectures and studies of artificial cavities. British Archaeological Reports, International Series 1416, Oxford 2005.
Basilico Roberto et alii, Italian Cadastre of Artificial Cavities. Part 1. (Including introductory comments and a classification), B.A.R. International Series 1599, Oxford 2007.
Gianluca Padovan (Associazione S.C.A.M. – Federazione Nazionale Cavità Artificiali)
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