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Danger Uxb By James Owen

Danger Uxb

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* The Blitz Bomb Disposal Unit - this is the extraordinary tale of men whose job required daily acts of incredible heroism - it's a tale of British ingenuity and technical achievement in seriously adverse circumstances
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Danger Uxb: The Heroic Story of the WWII Bomb Disposal Teams by James Owen

Autumn 1940: the Front Line is now Britain itself. Cities are blitzed night after night and even after the bombers have turned for home, a deadly menace remains: thousands upon thousands of UXBs. Buried underground, their clocks ticking remorselessly, unexploded bombs blocked supply routes, emptied hospitals and left families refugees. Dealing with this threat soon became Churchill's priority.

This desperate struggle became a battle of wits that pitted German ingenuity against British resourcefulness, including such extradinary figures as Robert Davies GC, who saved St Paul's Cathedral, and John Hudson, the modest horticulturalist who mastered the V1.

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Danger Uxb Reviews


** 'Owen's talent is to bring alive these personal stories while also explaining the science of what these brave men were trying to do ... This detailed and dramatic book more than does justice to their memory FINANCIAL TIMES ** 'Owen is a reliable guide to this fascinating and under-celebrated aspect of our record of military defiance, ingenuity and sacrifice. He balances explanations of the science and vivid descriptions of the havoc caused by every type of bomb with the ver DAILY EXPRESS

About James Owen


James Owen trained as a barrister before turning to writing and he contributes to a range of newspapers

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GOR003252268
Danger Uxb: The Heroic Story of the WWII Bomb Disposal Teams by James Owen
James Owen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2011-07-07
384
0349122377
9780349122373
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.