Australian Mine Defusers in WW2 book
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History Australian Mine Defusers in WW2


One False Move by R. Macklin

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One False Move is the previously untold story of a small band of Australians who volunteered to work defusing the mines dropped in and around Britain during World War II. Combining incredible bravery with the precision of surgeons, these men defused the lethal devices – often buried in residential areas, submerged in mud, or deep underwater – at huge risk to their own lives.

The mines were often booby-trapped by the Nazis, and these men came to recognise the products of the twisted minds and methods of the individual German mine makers.

In the ultimate demonstration of skill and bravery, Australian Leon Goldsworthy, specialising in underwater defusing – working at depth, and mostly by touch alone – worked out how to defuse the ‘K’ mine. In so doing, he helped neutralise the German mine defences before the invasion of Normandy, leading to the victory of the Allied forces.

Truly, these men were the bravest of the brave.

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150 x 235 x 30
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Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate

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