Buried M16 mine in the Long Hai hills, 1970

Near miss: Beside the imprint of Jim Ellis' right boot is the pressure pad of a M16 landmine (circled). The photo was taken during a patrol in the Long Hai hills, February 1970.

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Image courtesy Jim Ellis

How to cite this page: 'Near miss', URL: http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/near-miss, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 3-Feb-2014