MILITARIA: BOMB DISPOSAL
Tasked with one of the most daring and dangerous jobs of the war, Britain’s courageous bomb disposal teams have attracted a specialised group of collectors
Bomb disposal is a knife-edge profession that requires nerves of steel and a steady hand. Instead of the bomb coming to you, you go to the bomb, but make the slightest misstep and your life could be ended in milliseconds
It was cold comfort when scientists ‘reassured’ bomb disposal teams that the human nervous system was slower than a bomb explosion. If the bomb ‘won’, they were told, they wouldn’t feel or know anything about it. Indeed, there would likely be very little, if anything, of its challenger to bury.