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The Longest Walk: The World of Bomb Disposal

it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating details ·  3 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Could anything be more terrifying than walking right up to a ticking bomb? Few of us would willingly face such danger, and yet the brave persons who succeed in defusing these weapons save dozens, maybe hundreds, of lives. What are their jobs like? How do they feel when they're called to duty? What tactics do they use to complete the job -- and maximize their chances of sta ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by Arms & Armour Press
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Stephen Phillips
The Longest Walk is a well written history of the U.K.’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community from its inception through the late 1990’s. As implied by the cover, Peter Birchall provides insight into the heroic actions of Ammunition Technical Officers (ATOs) operating in N. Ireland – but The Longest Walk includes much more. Birchall describes the birth of EOD in the UK, provides insight into EOD selection and training, and devotes pages to several counter-IED campaigns to include actions ...more
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