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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Old 12-28-2004, 09:21   #2
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Oh, come on guys, you're not going to let this one slip by without comment are you?
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Old 12-28-2004, 09:48   #3
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I'm flabbergasted. That would be a realy shitty situation if it happened to you.
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Old 12-28-2004, 11:12   #4
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Puts new meaning into 'when the shit hits the fan'...
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I posted this to show the versatility and out of box thinking of our forefathers - not to start a bunch of shit.

That book is excellent by the way. Lot of material on OGs.
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Old 12-29-2004, 21:22   #6
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Ya'll don't like my story?

They also made one that was like flour and you could even bake it into muffins and popovers. Called it Aunt Jemima.

I thought that was pretty neat too.
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Old 12-29-2004, 21:33   #7
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Ya'll don't like my story?

They also made one that was like flour and you could even bake it into muffins and popovers. Called it Aunt Jemima.

I thought that was pretty neat too.
That ain't no shit folks. Possibilities are only limited by your imagination and an active imagination is a prime prerequisite for a successful operative.
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They also made one that was like flour and you could even bake it into muffins and popovers.
I'll probably pay dearly for usurping FS's gourmet-given right to ask first, but which works better as a detonator... strawberry, raspberry or imported British marmalade?

XX's of the coven need to know.
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I posted this to show the versatility and out of box thinking of our forefathers - not to start a bunch of shit.

That book is excellent by the way. Lot of material on OGs.
early IEDs...along with exploding coal, exploding light bulbs, etc...another good book that talks about improvised explosives is The Jungle is Neutral, about the SAS in Borneo, if memory serves me...
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