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Jappy, M. J.,
DANGER UXB - The Remarkable Story of the Disposal of Unexploded Bombs during the Second World War.
Channel 4 Books, London, 2001, 1st edn., 192pp, frontis in line, 8pp half tone photo ills., black cloth lettered in silver at spine, half tone photo pictorial dustwrapper,(9.5 x 6" approx.), written to accompany the Channel 4 documentary Danger Unexploded Bomb, an account of the work of the Bomb Disposal sections of the Royal Engineers in WW2 with many interviews with veterans, of the early days and the development of the skills required, with sections on Land Mines which were dealt with by Naval Rendering Mines Safe officers, and with a good account of the anti-personnel butterfly bombs particularly the raid on Grimsby in June 1943, not often mentioned in similar works, edges tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 45248
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 9.98 | JP¥ 1540]
Keywords: war ww2 army bomb disposal navy rendering mines safe royal engineers butterfly anti personnel grimsby uxb tv tiein

 Lincoln, Commander F. Ashe Q.C. R.N.V.R.,, SECRET NAVAL INVESTIGATOR.
Lincoln, Commander F. Ashe Q.C. R.N.V.R.,
SECRET NAVAL INVESTIGATOR.
William Kimber, London, 1961, 1st edn., 207pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, the account of one of the back-room brains of Allied counter intelligence in the fight against German ingenuity of design of mines and torpedos, the author had been trained at HMS Vernon as a mine specialist but before the war had been a barrister with a mind used to questioning every piece of anecdotal evidence placed before him. The combination of these two areas of expertise led him to be especially suitable in establishing the nature of the various types of sea mines and torpedoes being employed by the Germans and developing the research and the counter measures for making them safe both at sea and on land, presentation label from Stephens, Smith & Co., marine engineers of London, edges tanned and faintly foxed, small bookseller label front pastedown and misfold to final pastedown, small mark front free endpaper, dustwrapper: price clipped, spine slightly tanned, slight loss to edges repaired to reverse, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44277
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.25 US$ 37.42 | JP¥ 5774]
Keywords: war ww2 navy design mine minesweeper rms torpedoes intelligence research rnps rendering safe

 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 7.25 US$ 7.48 | JP¥ 1155]
Keywords: war ww2 navy army bomb disposal uxb rendering mines safe rms royal engineers

 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 9.5 US$ 9.98 | JP¥ 1540]
Keywords: war ww2 navy army bomb disposal uxb

 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 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 9.98 | JP¥ 1540]
Keywords: war ww2 navy army bomb disposal uxb

 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 5.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.5 US$ 6.86 | JP¥ 1059]
Keywords: war ww2 navy army bomb disposal uxb

 
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,
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Book number: 45254
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 12.47 | JP¥ 1925]
Keywords: war ww2 navy army bomb disposal uxb rendering mines safe rms royal engineers

 
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 23.5 US$ 24.95 | JP¥ 3849]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mine rms hms vernon disposal minesweeper intelligence research rnps rendering safe

 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 half tone photo ills., other in text figures, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, 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', lightly rubbed at extrems., edges a little tanned and faintly foxed, 6 line ink inscr. front free endpaper, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems. with loss at head of spine, several short edge tears, repaired to reverse, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44290
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 US$ 22.45 | JP¥ 3464]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mine rms hms vernon disposal minesweeper intelligence research rnps rendering safe

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