Coal Camouflage Kit and Explosive Coal

Circa 1942-1945, OSS

The device, shaped to resemble a large piece of coal, was hollowed out to conceal explosives. Using the camouflage kit, an agent painted the shell to match the color of the local coal. When the coal was shoveled into a boiler, the device detonated.

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