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One False Move : Australian Mine Defusers in World War 2 - Robert Macklin

One False Move

Australian Mine Defusers in World War 2

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Published: 28th August 2012
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The gripping, untold story of a small band of Australians who specialised in defusing mines in and around Britain in World War II. 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.

About the Author

With SAS SNIPER, Robert Macklin has shown that he can tell a good and exciting story, and he certainly has the material to do so again with this book. He has also been granted access to previously secret RAN files in Canberra.

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    5.0

    When you here the clock tick RUN

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      A book that grips you. Understanding what pluck these volunteers had and the mental pressure of caressing death as a daily routine.
      This book should be in every school library.

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      5.0

      Excellent historical account

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        kept me in continual suspense

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          The revelation of what were WWII secrets is always fascinating for those who grew up during that war. It is still a sobering experience to read of the bravery of men such as those featured in this book.

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          ISBN: 9780733627941
          ISBN-10: 0733627943
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 384
          Published: 28th August 2012
          Publisher: Hachette Australia
          Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 2.9
          Weight (kg): 0.54