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Danger UXB : the heroic story of the WWII bomb disposal teams

Author: James Owen
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Autumn 1940: the Front Line is now Britain itself. With invasion imminent, cities are blitzed nightly as for the first time a nation becomes the target of a campaign of aerial assault. And even after the planes have passed overhead, a deadly menace remains: thousands upon thousands of UXBs. Unexploded bombs blocked supply routes, closed Spitfire factories and made families into refugees. Danger UXB reveals the story  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Owen
ISBN: 9781408702550 140870255X 9781408701959 1408701952 9780748113422 0748113428
OCLC Number: 663941366
Description: xix, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: James Owen.

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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  Read more...

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