One False Move. Bravest Of The Brave, The Australian Mine Defusers In World War II

Macklin Robert

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2012
Edition: First Edition

Description: 367 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout and is covered in a protective plastic.

Publishers Description: It is a story of sheer courage and skill - incredible bravery combined with the precision of a surgeon - as these men defused deadly mines, often dropped in residential areas. The detonators were frequently booby trapped by the Nazis, and these Australians and their British colleagues came to recognise the twisted minds and methods of the individual bomb makers as they worked. Both sides played a deadly game of chess as they tried to bluff and outwit the other. In the ultimate demonstration of skill and bravery, it was the Australian Leon Goldsworthy, specialising in underwater defusing working at depth, and often by touch alone - who worked out how to defuse the K mine, and so made possible the neutralising of the German mine defences before the invasion of Normandy. Robert Macklin brings this story to life in this colourful and masterful account.

ISBN: 9780733627941

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