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"Bangalore" refers to a torpedo device used to clear a path through barricades such as booby traps, barricades, and barbed wire which might otherwise required a direct attack under enemy fire. An explosive charge is delivered from a more protected position (such as a trench) using a long tube. See the 1944 Popular Science archived article at http://www.popsci.com/archive-viewer?id=oiUDAAAAMBAJ&pg=119&query=Vol.+144
It was developed and used by the British Army in Bangalore, India, in 1912, and used subsequently in World War I and World War II.
For definitions of this and other military terms, see our eBrary book, Dictionary of military terms [electronic resource] / Richard Bowyer.