Booby Traps! The History of Deadly Devices, from World War I to Vietnam By Ian Jones
War often provides a stimulus to technological development. Throughout the twentieth century, new technology was harnessed to produce increasingly deadly and malicious types of explosives in the forms of booby traps, mines, delayed-action devices, and mobile charges . . . often activated in the most inconspicuous places. Intended to kill or injure, these lethal mechanisms detonate when a person disturbs or approaches a seemingly harmless object. Other times they are set off by remote control.

Compellingly written and illustrated throughout with photos and schematic drawings, Booby Traps! traces the design, deployment, and effectiveness of these deadly devices, as well as the lengths armies have gone to gain an edge.

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TitleBooby Traps!
SubtitleThe History of Deadly Devices, from World War I to Vietnam
AuthorBy Ian Jones
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published22 November 2016
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
Illustrations36 B&W photos.

About the author

Ian Jones, MBE has worked in bomb disposal for nearly four decades. As a major in the British Army he served as Commanding Officer for all bomb disposal throughout Europe. Before retiring, he was Explosives Officer for the Metropolitan Police Force. He lives in Oxfordshire, England.

ISBNs: 9781510709607 978-1-5107-0960-7 Title: booby traps category:HIS 
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