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ball mines/plum puddings

French translation: bombes à billes

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15:37 Oct 23, 2007
English to French translations [PRO]
Military / Defense / WWI/Battle of the Somme
English term or phrase: ball mines/plum puddings
The preliminary bombardment was quite destructive, in particular the "ball" mines [the 2in spherical British "plum puddings].

Je ne vois pas du tout de quoi il s'agit. Merci d'avance
Stéphanie Soudais
France
Local time: 10:44
French translation:bombes à billes
Explanation:
Une version des shrapnells et la comparaison avec le plum-pudding est due aux fruits inclus dans le puding, comme les billes dans cette "mine" sphérique.
Mines à billes irait aussi, mais pour un bombardement, je crois que "bombes à billes" est préférable
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irat56
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Local time: 10:44
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bombes à billes


Explanation:
Une version des shrapnells et la comparaison avec le plum-pudding est due aux fruits inclus dans le puding, comme les billes dans cette "mine" sphérique.
Mines à billes irait aussi, mais pour un bombardement, je crois que "bombes à billes" est préférable

irat56
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