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Larkhill's Wartime Locators: The History of Twelve Artillery Survey Regiments (RA and IA) in the Second World War.

Massimo Mangilli-Climpson.

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ISBN 10: 1844155145 / ISBN 13: 9781844155149
Published by Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Great Britain, 2007
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First Edition UK [2007], so stated. Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; price intact. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Heavy 4to. 698pp. Plus Extensive Charts, Maps, Index. Hardback with DJ. Artillery survey suffered during the pacifist inter-war period but the war in North Africa highlighted its importance. By the end of 1942 ten major survey units had been formed. Nine were conventional serving in all the main theatres, including the Far East. They played a key part in victories such as El Alamein, Anzio, Caen and Imphal, with their flash-spotting, sound-ranging and surveying of gun lines. A tenth regiment was secretly involved tracing the flight of Hitler's V1 and V2 rockets in order to locate their launch bases. These 'soldier-scientists' were all trained at the School of Survey, Larkhill, on Salisbury Plain. Their work took them to the front line and a considerable number were casualties or became POWs. This is the story of the contribution of these 4,000 men who made up the Survey Regiments. It tells of the heroes, such as Robert (Tug) Wilson of the SBS and the skilful men whose actions under the most difficult and dangerous conditions have received little acknowledgement until now. Bookseller Inventory # 44227

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Title: Larkhill's Wartime Locators: The History of ...

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Great Britain

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition UK, so stated.

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Artillery survey suffered during the pacifist inter-war period but the war in North Africa highlighted its importance. By the end of 1942 ten major survey units had been formed. Nine were conventional serving in all the main theatres, including the Far East. They played a key part in victories such as El Alamein, Anzio, Caen and Imphal, with their flash-spotting, sound-ranging and surveying of gun lines. A tenth regiment was secretly involved tracing the flight of Hitler’s V1 and V2 rockets in order to locate their launch bases.

These ‘soldier-scientists’ were all trained at the School of Survey, Larkhill, on Salisbury Plain. Their work took them to the front line and a considerable number were casualties or became POWs.

This is the story of the contribution of these 4,000 men who made up the Survey Regiments. It tells of the heroes, such as Robert (Tug) Wilson of the SBS and the skilful men whose actions under the most difficult and dangerous conditions have received little acknowledgement until now.

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Massimo Mangilli-Climpson is an author and historian.

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