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Old 12-27-2004, 09:18   #1
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Mule Dung

"At Cap Serrat, Coon perfected his explosive "mule turds," specially sculpted explosives that could destroy truck tires or knock a track off a light tank.
"Mule turds were to be found in great abumdance...we added a few samples of local mule dung, and this was carefully packed and sent to London. We took care to explain that the full, rich horse dung of the British countryside would not do in Morocco; it was the more watery, smaller mule type that would pass there without suspicion. Also, it was important to have it a deep serpia color, sometimes with greenish shades, the product of straw and grass, not of oats and hay. In the course of time the British London office made up explosive turds from these samples, and we used them to good effect later in Tunisia."
Operatives, Spies and Saboteurs; The Unknown Story of the Men and Women of WWII's OSS, Patrick k. O'Donnell, Free Press, 2004.

Those OSS guys really had their shit together.
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