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Angus and Roberston, Sydney, 1960, 1st edn., x, 293pp, 16pp half tone photo ills.,blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, legendary account of the work of a group of Australian 'Rendering Mines Safe' Officers, amateur yachtsmen who joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and came to UK in October 1940. During officer training at HMS King Alfred they volunteered for RMS work and four were chosen. Such was the demand that they left their course unfinished and went straight for training at HMS Vernon, the RN School of Torpedoes and Mines at Portsmouth, afterwards dealing with numerous land dropped sea-mines in the towns and cities of the United Kingdom, the book relates in graphic detail the incidents to which they were called, the development of the German mining campaign and how they tackled it, lightly bumped at tips, edges tanned and foxed, prize presentation bookplate front free endpaper, dustwrapper: price clipped, rubbed with slight loss at extrems., repaired to reverse, spine sunned, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.5 US$ 54.26 | JPą 7154] Book number 45381

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