A Book for all Reasons: WW2 - Rendering Mines Safe and Bomb Disposal
found: 11 books

 GROSVENOR, J AND BATES, L. M., LT-CDR, RNVR,, OPEN THE PORTS - The Story of Human Minesweepers.
GROSVENOR, J AND BATES, L. M., LT-CDR, RNVR,
OPEN THE PORTS - The Story of Human Minesweepers.
William Kimber, London, 1960, pocket edn., reprint, paperback, 159pp, [i] ads., pictorial wrappers, an account of the small branch of the Royal Navy in WW2, the 'P' Parties which, acting as human mineweepers, followed up the invading forces to clear the ports of underwater mines and booby-traps inaccessible to the standard methods of sweeping, with appendix of honours and awards, uncommon, lightly rubbed at tips, light creasing and tiny nick fore-edge upper wrapper, edges well tanned, slight ripple to binding, good plus,
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Book number: 42450
GBP 48.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.5 US$ 59.97 | JP 6683]
Keywords: war ww2 navy rnps mine disposal minesweeping hms firework mould harries 'p' parties
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 OWEN, JAMES,, DANGER UXB - The Heroic Story of the WWII Bomb Disposal Teams.
OWEN, JAMES,
DANGER UXB - The Heroic Story of the WWII Bomb Disposal Teams.
Abacus, London, 2011, trade paperback, xx, 364pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., line drawing and diagram in text, coloured pictorial upper wrapper, an account of the development and the extraordinary exploits of the members of Bomb Disposal in Britain during WW2, 750 members of whom were killed during the war, half as many again as 'The Few' Battle of Britain pilots, a detailed account of the lack of preparation in Britain during the early months of WW2 for dealing with unexploded bombs, of the eventual founding of a branch of the Royal Engineers specifically to handle them, of the Cinderella nature of the service starved of resources, and of the political wrangles about the responsibility for finding counter-measures to the constantly changing types of fuzes. An unfortunate choice of title for a book when it has already been used as the title for the unconnected (other than the subject) Thames Television drama series and the title of a book to accompany a Channel 4 two episode documentary, especially when this book is so much more, illustrated, lightly rubbed at tips, faint vertical creasing to spine, edges tanned and lightly marked, very good,
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Book number: 42445
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7 US$ 7.5 | JP 835]
Keywords: war ww2 navy army bomb disposal uxb rendering mines safe rms royal engineers
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 OWEN, JAMES,, DANGER UXB - The Heroic Story of the WWII Bomb Disposal Teams.
OWEN, JAMES,
DANGER UXB - The Heroic Story of the WWII Bomb Disposal Teams.
Abacus, London, 2011, trade paperback, xx, 364pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., line drawing and diagram in text, coloured pictorial upper wrapper, an account of the development and the extraordinary exploits of the members of Bomb Disposal in Britain during WW2, 750 members of whom were killed during the war, half as many again as 'The Few' Battle of Britain pilots, a detailed account of the lack of preparation in Britain during the early months of WW2 for dealing with unexploded bombs, of the eventual founding of a branch of the Royal Engineers specifically to handle them, of the Cinderella nature of the service starved of resources, and of the political wrangles about the responsibility for finding counter-measures to the constantly changing types of fuzes. An unfortunate choice of title for a book when it has already been used as the title for the unconnected (other than the subject) Thames Television drama series and the title of a book to accompany a Channel 4 two episode documentary, especially when this book is so much more, illustrated, lightly rubbed at tips, faint vertical creasing to spine, edges tanned and lightly marked, slight rippled fore-edge some leaves, good plus,
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Book number: 42448
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.25 | JP 696]
Keywords: war ww2 navy army bomb disposal uxb
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 OWEN, JAMES,, DANGER UXB - The Heroic Story of the WWII Bomb Disposal Teams.
OWEN, JAMES,
DANGER UXB - The Heroic Story of the WWII Bomb Disposal Teams.
Abacus, London, 2011, trade paperback, xx, 364pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., line drawing and diagram in text, coloured pictorial upper wrapper, an account of the development and the extraordinary exploits of the members of Bomb Disposal in Britain during WW2, 750 members of whom were killed during the war, half as many again as 'The Few' Battle of Britain pilots, a detailed account of the lack of preparation in Britain during the early months of WW2 for dealing with unexploded bombs, of the eventual founding of a branch of the Royal Engineers specifically to handle them, of the Cinderella nature of the service starved of resources, and of the political wrangles about the responsibility for finding counter-measures to the constantly changing types of fuzes. An unfortunate choice of title for a book when it has already been used as the title for the unconnected (other than the subject) Thames Television drama series and the title of a book to accompany a Channel 4 two episode documentary, especially when this book is so much more, illustrated, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, near fine,
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Book number: 42447
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7 US$ 7.5 | JP 835]
Keywords: war ww2 navy army bomb disposal uxb
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 OWEN, JAMES,, DANGER UXB - The Heroic Story of the WWII Bomb Disposal Teams.
OWEN, JAMES,
DANGER UXB - The Heroic Story of the WWII Bomb Disposal Teams.
Abacus, London, 2011, trade paperback, xx, 364pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., line drawing and diagram in text, coloured pictorial upper wrapper, an account of the development and the extraordinary exploits of the members of Bomb Disposal in Britain during WW2, 750 members of whom were killed during the war, half as many again as 'The Few' Battle of Britain pilots, a detailed account of the lack of preparation in Britain during the early months of WW2 for dealing with unexploded bombs, of the eventual founding of a branch of the Royal Engineers specifically to handle them, of the Cinderella nature of the service starved of resources, and of the political wrangles about the responsibility for finding counter-measures to the constantly changing types of fuzes. An unfortunate choice of title for a book when it has already been used as the title for the unconnected (other than the subject) Thames Television drama series and the title of a book to accompany a Channel 4 two episode documentary, especially when this book is so much more, illustrated, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, near fine,
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Book number: 42446
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 US$ 9.99 | JP 1114]
Keywords: war ww2 navy army bomb disposal uxb
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 SOUTHALL, IVAN,, SEVENTEEN SECONDS (an edition of Softly Tread The Brave re-written for children).
SOUTHALL, IVAN,
SEVENTEEN SECONDS (an edition of Softly Tread The Brave re-written for children).
Knight Books, Hodder & Stoughton, London1977 2nd imp., paperback, 128pp, pictorial wrappers, the original volume on which this book is based was titled 'Softly Tread the Brave' by the same author. The original title is now difficult to find but this is a re-written version telling the same story of two young Australian naval officers in England, John Stewart Mould and Hugh Syme, who volunteered to train as mine disposal officers in Brirain in WW2, and of the many of the incidents they attended but, as it was intended for younger people, omitting many of the more gruesome 'body-part' details of some of the failures of rendering mines safe, lightly rubbed at extrems., faint crease upper wrapper, bookseller label lower wrapper, edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 40200
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 14.99 | JP 1671]
Keywords: war ww2 royal navy mine bomb disposal rms vernon myrtle rendering mines safe weapons scientific research magnetic acoustic
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 SOUTHALL, IVAN,, SEVENTEEN SECONDS (an edition of Softly Tread The Brave re-written for children).
SOUTHALL, IVAN,
SEVENTEEN SECONDS (an edition of Softly Tread The Brave re-written for children).
Knight Books, Hodder & Stoughton, London1977 2nd imp., paperback, 128pp, pictorial wrappers, the original volume on which this book is based was titled 'Softly Tread the Brave' by the same author. The original title is now difficult to find but this is a re-written version telling the same story of two young Australian naval officers in England, John Stewart Mould and Hugh Syme, who volunteered to train as mine disposal officers in Brirain in WW2, and of the many of the incidents they attended but, as it was intended for younger people, omitting many of the more gruesome 'body-part' details of some of the failures of rendering mines safe, a little rubbed at extrems., light creasing to wrappers, tape at tail of spine, edges tanned, deleted name inside upper wrapper, light foxing in text, good,
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Book number: 40199
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 US$ 9.99 | JP 1114]
Keywords: war ww2 royal navy mine bomb disposal rms vernon myrtle rendering mines safe weapons scientific research magnetic acoustic
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 TURNER, JOHN FRAYN,, HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE - The Exploits of Major "Bill" Hartley, M.B.E., G.M. of Bomb Disposal.
TURNER, JOHN FRAYN,
HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE - The Exploits of Major "Bill" Hartley, M.B.E., G.M. of Bomb Disposal.
White Lion, London, 1974, 1st in imprint, 208pp, half tone photo frontis, 10pp half tone photo ills., black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial montage dustwrapper, in 1958 Major 'Bill' Hartley published his much sought after history of Bomb Disposal in Great Britain during WW2. This is an account of Bill Hartley's his own experiences in defusing bombs and includes one incident at Putney in 1959, after his own book was published, for which he was awarded the George Medal, edges tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at extrems., spine sunned, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43538
GBP 13.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.25 US$ 16.24 | JP 1810]
Keywords: war ww2 army bomb disposal hartley royal engineers home front
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 TURNER, JOHN FRAYN,, SERVICE MOST SILENT - The [Royal] Navy's Fight against Enemy Mines.
TURNER, JOHN FRAYN,
SERVICE MOST SILENT - The [Royal] Navy's Fight against Enemy Mines.
Pen and Sword Maritime, Barnsley, 2008, 1st in imprint, 200pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial montage dustwrapper, first published by George Harrap in 1955 a re-issue of the story of the department of the Royal Navy responsible for Rendering Mines Safe (RMS), work essential so as to discover how they worked and thus adapt or devise sweeping methods, with details of their work on defusing mines dropped on land and an appendix of 40 personnel decorated for their work on 'rendering mines safe', fine in a fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42454
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 US$ 24.99 | JP 2785]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mine rms hms vernon disposal minesweeper intelligence research rnps rendering safe
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 TURNER, JOHN FRAYN,, SERVICE MOST SILENT - The [Royal] Navy's Fight against Enemy Mines.
TURNER, JOHN FRAYN,
SERVICE MOST SILENT - The [Royal] Navy's Fight against Enemy Mines.
George G. Harrap, London, 1955, 1st edn., 200pp, 16pp haltone photo ills., other in text figures, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, facsimile pictorial dustwrapper, the story of the department of the Royal Navy responsible for Rendering Mines Safe (RMS), work essential so as to discover how they worked and thus adapt or devise sweeping methods, with details of their work on defusing mines dropped on land and an appendix of 40 personnel decorated for their work on 'rendering mines safe', rubbed and a little bumped at extrems., gilding almost entirely rubbed away at spine, edges and endpapers tanned and foxed, some foxing to prelims., no original dustwrapper, facsimile dustwrapper, good, no original dustwrapper, very good plus facsimile dustwrapper,
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Book number: 32476
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.5 US$ 18.74 | JP 2088]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mine rms hms vernon disposal minesweeper intelligence research rnps rendering safe
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 TURNER, JOHN FRAYN,, SERVICE MOST SILENT - The [Royal] Navy's Fight against Enemy Mines.
TURNER, JOHN FRAYN,
SERVICE MOST SILENT - The [Royal] Navy's Fight against Enemy Mines.
George G. Harrap, London, 1955, 2nd imp., 200pp, 16pp haltone photo ills., other in text figures, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, facsimile pictorial dustwrapper, the story of the department of the Royal Navy responsible for Rendering Mines Safe (RMS), work essential so as to discover how they worked and thus adapt or devise sweeping methods, with details of their work on defusing mines dropped on land and an appendix of 40 personnel decorated for their work on 'rendering mines safe', a little rubbed and bumped at extrems., edges and endpapers faintly foxed, no original dustwrapper, facsimile dustwrapper, very good, no original d/w, very good plus facsimile dustwrapper,
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Book number: 28778
GBP 15.60 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 US$ 19.49 | JP 2172]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mine rms hms vernon disposal minesweeper intelligence research rnps rendering safe
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