BIRCHALL, Peter ROOK, R., Brigadier, foreword
Title: Longest Walk : The World of Bomb Disposal. in dj.
Publisher:  Arms & Armour Press, London, 1997, ISBN:1854093983
Seller ID: 95914
BIRCHALL, Peter. The Longest Walk : The World of Bomb Disposal . [Foreword by Brigadier R. Rook]. (London): Arms and Armour Press, (1997). Pp. (6),7-223,(1), + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "The men of bomb disposal units are, of course,part of a highly committed, professional unit where training has to be tho rough, support services clinically efficient and trust in one's colleagues complete and unwavering. This informed account of their work takes the reader through the history of the topic, from World War One and before to the modern battlezone and modern terrorism; it details some specific cases including the liner Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1972 and in Northern Ireland, and the many 'booby-trap' devices that have been used."- from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. An in the Beginning; 3. Explosive Ordnance DisposalTraining and Information; 4. After the Second World War; 5. Overseas, 1945 -1972; 6. At Home; 7. Northern Ireland; 8. The Falklands (1982) and the Gulf (1990-1991); 9. Selection and Promotion; 10. Psychometric Testing; 11. Equipment; 12. The Home Guard and the Territorial Army; 13. The Other Arms and Services; 14. Terrorism, the Police and Forensics; 15. Self-Protection: AGuide; 16. One Hundred Years On: The Final Summary; 17. None But the Brave : Gallantry Awards 1915-1995. Bookplate to ffep, else very good in dust jacket. 20.00