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Owen, James, - DANGER UXB - The Heroic Story of the WWII Bomb Disposal Teams.

Little, Brown London, 2010, 1st edn., xix, 364pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., diagrams at coloured endpapers, black cloth lettered in silver at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper (9.5 x 6.5" approx.), 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. slightly cocked, edges tanned, dustwrapper: price clipped, very good in a very good plus dustwrapper,
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 12.43 | JPą 1922] Book number 45254

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