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SEAN RAYMENT
Bomb Hunters: in Afghanistan with Britain's Elite Bomb Disposal Unit
HarperCollins Publishers Limited 2011 Paperback, 304pp. "'Afghanistan is just like Iraq 'ª ; hot, dusty and full of people who want to kill you', SSgt Simon Fuller, Royal Engineer Search Advisor Bomb Hunters tells the story of the British army's elite bomb disposal experts, men who face death every day in the most dangerous region of the most lethal country on earth 'ª ; Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Bomb Hunters are up against the Improvised Explosive Device 'ª ; the IED 'ª ; the deadly homemade bombs planted by the Taliban. Hard to detect and easy to trigger, an estimated 10 bombs for every one of the 10,000 British troops have been planted in the region. IEDs are now the main killer of British troops in Afghanistan and the ultimate psychological weapon. Bomb Hunters work in 50-degree heat as they take the 'long walk' into the kill zone, defusing as many as 15 bombs a day. In the past year the casualty rate has soared as the troops have become locked into a deadly game of cat and mouse 'ª ; to locate and deactivate the deadly bombs before they maim and kill soldiers, police and civilians. Skill, cold courage and inevitably pure luck play a huge part in the survival of these men and as the British public have already seen 'ª ; a single lapse of concentration can result in instant death. Ex-paratrooper, now defence journalist, Sean Rayment, takes the reader on a journey into the heat and dust of Helmand Province as he meets these courageous soldiers while they put their lives at risk to prevent other British troops falling victim to the IED. He interviews the Bomb Hunters as they perform their duties on the frontline and paints a breathtaking picture of what life is like for the men who play poker with their own lives every day, who live knowing the enemy watches their every move, waiting for a weakness to show itself, a pattern in technique to be exploited, or an error to be made that triggers the device itself. This is as vivid and dramatic as war reporting gets, mixing 'close to the bone' narrative and dead-pan black humour from the Bomb Hunters themselves, some of whom were subsequently killed in action. No punches will be pulled on what these men feel about the war, their place in it, the politicians and generals who send them there, and how they deal with the relentless pressure of the job itself in the heart of the world's most hostile combat environment. ", (ISBN: 9780007427963). Good.
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Book number: 1219572
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000737478X SEAN RAYMENT, Bomb Hunters, In Afghanistan with Britain's Elite Bomb Disposal Unit
SEAN RAYMENT
Bomb Hunters, In Afghanistan with Britain's Elite Bomb Disposal Unit
Collins, London, 2011. First Edition, Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. 9780007374786 Former paratrooper now war reporter, Sean Rayment, who has covered the Afghanistan conflict since 2001, takes the reader on a journey into the heat and dust of Helmand Province as he meets these courageous soldiers. He accompanies them as they perform their duties on the frontline and paints a vivid and dramatic picture of what life is like in the world's most hostile combat environment. Crisp clean unclipped dust-jacket, fresh covers with silver lettering on spine, tight binding, clean pages and end-papers . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: under 1 kg. ISBN: 000737478X. ISBN/EAN: 9780007374786. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 66514060113. ISBN: 000737478X
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Book number: 66514060113
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Keywords: BZDB4 , military history, Afghanistan, bomb disposal Military history, weapons & military transport; Afghanistan; Modern; Indian sub-continent & South East Asia. Bomb Hunters In Afghanistan with Britains Elite Bomb Disposal Unit Sean Rayment Indian sub

9780007452545 SEAN RAYMENT, Tales from the Special Forces Club
SEAN RAYMENT
Tales from the Special Forces Club
HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2014. Paperback. Pp: 320. Stories of real-life bravery and courage-under-fire contribute to a unique and poignant record of a club created for heroes. There are just a handful of men and women alive today who served and fought with the Special Forces during the Second World War. They are a dwindling bunch of veterans in their twilight years whose tales of heroism and daring-do will soon be lost in time forever - yet they still regularly get together in a gentleman's club, right in the heart of London - The Special Forces Club. In ten separate and astonishing accounts of ingenuity and heroism, former Sunday Telegraph defence correspondent Sean Rayment visits this unique group of people, and through their vivid memories, transports the reader back in time to the dark days of the Second World War when Britain was again fighting on multiple fronts across the globe. ISBN: 9780007452545. Cond./Kwaliteit: Goed.
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Book number: 2498647
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SEAN RAYMENT
Tales From the Special Forces Club. Hidden From the Modern World. The Untold Stories of Britain's Elite Warrior
London England, Collins, 2013. First Edition, Binding: Cloth, Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 978000742538 Hardback Hardcover. First Edition. Tales From The Special Forces Club. There are just a handful of men and women alive today who served and fought with the Special Forces during the Second World War. These erstwhile warriors are now in their twilight years, and their untold tales of heroism and derring-do will soon be lost for ever. Despite their age, however, these men and women still regularly meet in the heart of London - at the Special Forces Club. This book also coversd the role of the Jedburgh teams, a highly secret and little-known SOE unit. One of its members, Sergeant John Sharp, recalls his service during D-Day and subsequent operations in Burma. Covering all theatres of operations, this book provides a unique glimpse into why the members of the Special Forces Club were - and are - truly exceptional. Illustrated. 309 pp.
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Book number: 106060
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Keywords: Non Fiction Military History Tales The Special Forces Club Britain s Elite Warriors 978000742538

 RAYMENT SEAN, Tales from the Special Forces Club
RAYMENT SEAN
Tales from the Special Forces Club
Collins, 2013. 9780007452538. 1st edn. 8vo. Original gilt lettered black cloth (Fine), dustwrapper (Fine in protective cover, not price clipped). Pp. 307, illus with b&w plates and b&w photos in text (no inscriptions). .
Rothwell & Dunworth LtdProfessional seller
Book number: 140847
GBP 9.50 [Appr.: EURO 10.5 US$ 12.27 | JP¥ 1284]
Keywords: Military History-WW2

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