A fascinating and exciting story of one of the areas of military service that receives very little attention from historians. The photo-plate sections adds to the text with some very interesting images. – Very Highly Recommended.
NAME: From The Cold War To The War On Terror, The Personal Story Of An Armourer And Engineer From Nuclear Weapons To Bomb Disposal FILE: R3097 AUTHOR: Squadron Leader Mick Haygarth PUBLISHER: frontline books, Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Cold War, Falklands War, Kosovo, Iraq, UEA, weapons tradesman, armourer, engineering officer, nuclear weapons, conventional weapons, arming aircraft, bomb disposal, inter-service co-operation, Royal Navy, British Army
PAGES: 200 IMAGE: B3097.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/wsbgy6g DESCRIPTION: A fascinating and exciting story of one of the areas of military service that receives very little attention from historians. The photo-plate sections adds to the text with some very interesting images. – Very Highly Recommended. The military often prepares best for the wars it never fights. In the period since 1945, nuclear weapons have dominated procurement and deployment because of the potential for the Cold War turning into a very hot war. In reality, nuclear weapons have only been used in anger against Japan in 1945, but there has been almost continuous conventional warfare somewhere in the world. In the Korean War, large ground forces were deployed by both sides, with the UN Force having considerable air support, using rockets, iron bombs and napalm. The Middle East has been, and continues, at war without apparent end in sight, and the break up of the Soviet Union and its satellites has produced further conflicts with high death tolls. During this period, a relatively small number of engineers and weapons technicians have been essential to the arming of personal, vehicles, ships and aircraft. They have also been heavily involved in the process of clearing mines and disposing of bombs and IEDs. In his recollections, the author has produced an exciting collection of stories from his own experiences, together with his observations of his trade.