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UXB Malta: Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal 1940-44

The Most Bombed Place on Earth

By (author) S. A. M. Hudson
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 9th Feb 2012
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm d 20mm
Weight: 431g
ISBN-10: 0752466194
ISBN-13: 9780752466194
Barcode No: 9780752466194
Synopsis
As the Regia Aeronautica and the Luftwaffe unleashed their full might against the island of Malta, the civilian population was in the eye of the storm. Faced with the terror of the unexploded bomb, the Maltese people looked for help to the Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal Section, who dealt with all unexploded bombs, outside of airfields and the RN dockyard, across an area the size of Greater London. Based on official wartime records and personal memoirs, the extraordinary tale unfolds of the challenges they faced - as the enemy employed every possible weapon in a relentless bombing campaign: 3,000 raids in two years. Through violent winter storms and blazing summer heat, despite interrupted sleep and meagre rations, they battled to reach, excavate and render safe thousands of unexploded bombs. Day after day, and in 1942 hour after hour - through constant air raids - they approached live bomb after live bomb, mindful that it could explode at any moment. In the words of one of their number they were `just doing a job'.

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