Twelve Seconds to Live. Paperback

By: REEMAN, Douglas.

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REEMAN, Douglas. Twelve Seconds to Live. London: William Heinemann, (2002).Pp 310. 8vo, illustrated card covers. The war is often fought in years, bu t for scores of men in Countermeasures it is measured in seconds. " The mine is an impartial killer, and a lethal challenge to any volunteer in the Special Countermeasures of the Royal Navy during the naval battles of the Second World War. They are brave, lonely men with something to prove or nothing left to lose. Lieutenant-Commander David Masters, haunted by a split second glimpse of the mine that destroyed his first and only command, H. M. Submarine Tornado, now defuses the beast on land and teaches the same deadly science to others who too often die in the attempt. Lieutenant Chris Foley, minelaying off an enemy coast in ML366, rolls on an uneasy sea with a release bracket sheared and a lie mine jammed, and hears the menacing growl of approaching E-boats. And Sub-Lieutenant Michael Lincoln, hailed as a hero, dreads exposure as a coward even more than the unexpected booby-trap, or thegentle whirr of the activated fuse marking the last twelve seconds of his life. " -from the rear cover. Covers lightly rubbed, else very good. 14.00

Title: Twelve Seconds to Live. Paperback

Author Name: REEMAN, Douglas.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: William Heinemann, London, 2002, ISBN:0434010618:

Seller ID: 61876

Keywords: NAUTICAL LITERATURE WW2 MINES MINELAYING NAVY NAVAL FICTION BRITISH RN,