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Bomb Hunters a Signed Copy Ends 6/10/11

Pararegtom

LE
Book Reviewer
#1
About the book, a truly gripping story of the Joint Force Explosive Ordanance Disposal Group. The IED is the Talibans weapon of choice and the main Killer of British Soldiers in Afghanistan. Soldeirs stand a 1 in 10 chance of becoming a casualty in Helmand.
Between Sept 2009 and April 2010 there were almost 2000 IED bombs being detonated or discovered.

Since 2006 more than 350 british soldiers have been killed in Helmand and 0ver 4000 injured of these more than 150 have lost one limb or more.

The Author Sean Rayment, Served as a Captain in 2 Para in the 80,s , as a journalist he has specialised in Conflict reporting.

The Reserve is £25
 
#3
If you don't mind, PRT, in this pic it's a bit better to see. :)







'A vivid and absorbing portrayal of a unique and dedicated group of soldiers.' -- General Sir Mike Jackson, formerly Chief of the General Staff.

'[a] scintillating book' -- Short List

This is a powerful piece of reportage -- The Financial Times

'The great merit of Bomb Hunters, Sean Rayment's study of the British bomb disposal units in Afghanistan, is that it lets us hear the true voice of the soldier.' - The Financial Times

'Bomb Hunters is highly recommended'. -- The Daily Star
 
#4
EOD Book Review: Bomb Hunters - In Afghanistan with Britain's Elite Bomb Disposal Unit

Bomb Disposal within Taliban Crosshairs:
IEDs are the weapon of choice for terrorists and insurgents from Afghanistan to Ireland. Among the best in the business of defusing these horrific devices are the Ammunition Technical Officers of the British Army’s Royal Logistic Corps. Commonly called “ATOs,” they are the equivalent of what Americans refer to as Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians or “EOD Techs.”

In Bomb Hunters, former British para-turned journalist Sean Rayment tells the story of Royal Engineer Search Teams (REST) that locate IEDs, the “bleeps” that jam the electronic spectrum to prevent radio-controlled detonations, the ATOs who take “the long walk” to disrupt, defuse, or render safe IEDs, and the weapons intelligence specialists who collect post-blast information that can lead to the bomber or bomb-maker. Rayment specifically focuses on counter-IED efforts in Helmand province in Afghanistan based on several visits there between August 2008 and March 2010.

Rayment relays in vivid detail the challenges of bomb disposal while enveloped in unbearable heat and operating – literally – within Taliban crosshairs. The heroism described through Bomb Hunters, including one ATO disarming IEDs with one hand after his dominant hand is broken, and the somber remembrance of several ATOs who made the ultimate sacrifice, will humble any reader. The book also includes several accounts of direct action between British soldiers and the Taliban before, during, after, and outside of counter-IED operations. Perhaps Rayment’s most salient and interesting account is not of bomb disposal, but of a sophisticated ambush derived from the British study and analysis of Taliban tactics vis-a-vis medical evacuations via helo.

Bomb Hunters is another important book on the war on terrorism that will prove invaluable to soldiers, historians, and the friends and family of disposaleers who served so honorably in Helmand Province.
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#9
Having listed to his talk recently (thanks PRT), I offer 30£. I think I saw PRT getting it signed, but best for him to confirm, I am not too sure.
 
#13


Congratulation, viceroy !!

For £30 the signed Bomb Hunters copy is yours.



Thank you for supporting Hols4Heroes.

Same to everyone else who bid as well.
And a BIG thanks to PRT who donated the item.


Please transfer the money to the following account:


Bank: Holidays4heroes
HSBC
Sort: 40-12-09
Acct: 41416081

IBAN: GB29MIDL40120941416081
Swift: MIDLGB2120G


And afterwards please PM me confirmation details of the payment
and the address you want to have your book sent to.​
 
#14
I'll liaise with PRT directly if that is ok. I dont' have a UK bank account anymore and since paypal isn't up and running we'll swap the dosh for the book if you agree?
 
#16
I'll liaise with PRT directly if that is ok. I dont' have a UK bank account anymore and since paypal isn't up and running we'll swap the dosh for the book if you agree?
That's fine of course, viceroy, and thank you again for your support. :)


Sorry you missed it, Shandy. But don't forget 1st of November the combined auctions will start. Perhaps you'll find another great book then. :)
 

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