World War II Allied Sabotage Devices and Booby Traps: Elite, cartea 184

Autor Gordon L. Rottman Ilustrat de Peter Dennis
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 20 noi 2010
Following Churchill's directive to 'set occupied Europe ablaze,' the SOE and later its American sister organization, the OSS, were deployed across the continent. Outnumbered, surrounded and in great peril, these brave agents were armed with a wide variety of devices to help them achieve their objectives, including numerous pieces of sabotage equipment and cunning booby traps. This book examines these different pieces of equipment and the technicalities involved in deploying them effectively, as well as discussing the specialist equipment developed by Special Forces units, including the SAS Lewes Bomb. Touching on some of the stranger developments, such as explosives disguised as lumps of coal, the author goes on to describe the German clearance techniques that were developed to avoid these dangers. Complete with specially commissioned artwork and period diagrams together with detailed descriptions of the dangerous missions of Allied agents, this book is a fascinating insight into the secret war behind enemy lines.
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ISBN-13: 9781849081757
ISBN-10: 1849081751
Pagini: 64
Ilustrații: 16 col
Dimensiuni: 184 x 248 x 7 mm
Greutate: 0.2 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Osprey Publishing
Seria Elite

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.


Introduction - overview /Purposes /Munitions and materials /Tactics and techniques of booby-trapping /Sabotage devices /Countering booby traps /National practices in booby-trapping and sabotage /Conclusion - effectiveness