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 JAPPY, M. J.,, DANGER UXB - The Remarkable Story of the Disposal of Unexploded Bombs during the Second World War.
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, 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, slightly cocked, edges a little tanned, ink inscr. front free endpaper, dustwrapper: small ownership label front flap, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43685
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 10.06 | JP¥ 1138]
Keywords: war ww2 army bomb disposal navy rendering mines safe royal engineers butterfly anti personnel grimsby uxb
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 LINCOLN, F. ASHE  CDR.Q.C. R.N.V.R.,, SECRET NAVAL INVESTIGATOR.
LINCOLN, F. ASHE CDR.Q.C. R.N.V.R.,
SECRET NAVAL INVESTIGATOR.
William. Kimber, London, 1961, 1st edn., 207pp, 8pp photo ills., dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, 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, a little rubbed and bumped at extrems., edges lightly tanned with some foxing, faint tanning to endpapers, occasional light mark in text, dustwrapper: price clipped, rubbed with slight loss at extrems. and some chips to spine ends, repaired to reverse, a little grubby, very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44150
GBP 34.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.75 US$ 42.74 | JP¥ 4835]
Keywords: war ww2 navy design mine minesweeper rms torpedoes intelligence research rnps rendering safe
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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 6.75 US$ 7.54 | JP¥ 853]
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, faint vertical creasing to spine, edges tanned and lightly marked, very good,
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Book number: 42445
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.29 | JP¥ 711]
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 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5 US$ 5.66 | JP¥ 640]
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 US$ 10.06 | JP¥ 1138]
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, 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 US$ 10.06 | JP¥ 1138]
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, lightly rubbed at extrems., faint crease upper wrapper, bookseller label lower wrapper, edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 40200
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.57 | JP¥ 1422]
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,, SOFTLY TREAD THE BRAVE.
SOUTHALL, IVAN,
SOFTLY TREAD THE BRAVE.
Angus and Roberston, Sydney, 1960, 1st edn., x, 293pp, 16pp half tone photo ills.,blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial dustwrapper, the 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, a little rubbed and bumped at tips, edges lightly tanned, slight sunning at head of spine, dustwrapper: chip at head of spine, rubbed with some small chips at extrems., numerous small creases, sunned at spine, very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44158
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50 US$ 56.57 | JP¥ 6400]
Keywords: war ww2 mine mines disposal rendering safe
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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 14.5 US$ 16.34 | JP¥ 1849]
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 22.25 US$ 25.14 | JP¥ 2844]
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 16.75 US$ 18.86 | JP¥ 2133]
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 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 US$ 18.86 | JP¥ 2133]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mine rms hms vernon disposal minesweeper intelligence research rnps rendering safe
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