World War II Axis Booby Traps and Sabotage Tactics

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World War II Axis Booby Traps and Sabotage Tactics

Description

Booby traps laid by troops in war zones in World War II are largely neglected in histories and memoirs, and rarely examined in detail. Yet for a soldier, the threat of booby traps had to be at the forefront of his mind, and an ability to find and disarm them was essential. This is the first comprehensive study of World War II's battlefield booby traps, using information from rare wartime intelligence publications to identify, illustrate and describe the tactics of both Allied and Axis saboteurs. Examining all aspects of this secretive subject, from the equipment used to the techniques of placing and finding them, this book uncovers the daily risks faced by soldiers on the ground through the course of the war.

Product details

Published 20 Oct 2011
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780961439
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 100
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

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Peter Dennis

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