World War II Axis Booby Traps and Sabotage Tactics

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Osprey Publishing, Oct 20, 2011 - History - 64 pages
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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.

  

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While the illustrations were nice its a very dry book, 3/4's of it is devoted to the ETO leaving only a few pages for the PTO. Either way the text itself is just edited reports from the governments findings on these types of weapons. Extremely dry reading. Read full review

Contents

WORLD WAR II AXIS BOOBY TRAPS AND SABOTAGE DEVICES
4
BOOBY TRAP MATERIALS
12
GERMAN BOOBY TRAPS
17
GERMAN SABOTAGE EQUIPMENT
49
JAPANESE BOOBY TRAPS
51
THE IMPACT OF BOOBY TRAPS
62
RECOMMENDED READING
63
INDEX
64
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About the author (2011)

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.


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