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MILLER (Lt.-Cdr. John, GC) Saints & Parachutes: Two Aspects of An Adventure. 1st Ed., 171pp., portrait frontis., 3 plates. VG in chipped dw. Constable. 1951  #65582
[HLMainPic] Memoirs of bomb disposal, the author's speciality being "magnetic mines dropped by parachute," i.e., landmines. John Bryan Peter Duppa-Miller was commissioned in the RNVR & awarded the George Cross for dealing with one such mine in Barking Creek in the winter of 1940 when his assistant was AB Tuckwell, whose portrait appears as the frontispiece & who also received the GC. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG in chipped dw. Unaccountably rather scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45

     




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