History Series / DangerUXB

4th Sep '15 3:39:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* HistoryMarchesOn: An InUniverse version -- tunneling companies were created in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne to dig mines under enemy trenches, which would then be filled with explosives and detonated. Mobile warfare made this tactic obsolete, but their skills were useful for digging out bombs and parachute mines which had buried themselves in the ground on impact.
7th Dec '14 10:53:21 AM Bissek
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Many of the bomb-disposal devices, at least on first appearance. The fuse extractor can only be used on level ground (the bomb is stuck in a wall halfway up a building). The clockstopper is an enormous magnet that stops the timer but not the spring-loaded BoobyTrap. The steam steriliser is too big for the section lorry and vibrates constantly. In the final episode they're using a primitive metal detector and assume it'll be unreliable too, especially as it's detecting a bomb where there's no impact crater. Turns out it's detecting a bomb that fell early in the war but was not reported.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Many of the bomb-disposal devices, at least on first appearance. The fuse extractor can only be used on level ground (the bomb is stuck in a wall halfway up a building). The clockstopper is an enormous magnet that stops the timer but not the spring-loaded BoobyTrap. The steam steriliser sterilizer is too big for the section lorry and vibrates constantly. In the final episode they're using a primitive metal detector and assume it'll be unreliable too, especially as it's detecting a bomb where there's no impact crater. Turns out it's detecting a bomb that fell early in the war but was not reported.
7th Dec '14 10:53:04 AM Bissek
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* MadScientist: Dr Gillespie is building a HeathRobinsonMachine in his backyard for steaming explosives out of bombs. He even has a MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter in Susan Mount (who is distinctly unamused when [[RightBehindMe she overhears Ash describe her this way]]). However the steam steriliser is the only available means of bypassing a booby-trapped detonator, so Gillespie, Susan and Ash have to work together to solve its teething problems.

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* MadScientist: Dr Gillespie is building a HeathRobinsonMachine in his backyard for steaming explosives out of bombs. He even has a MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter in Susan Mount (who is distinctly unamused when [[RightBehindMe she overhears Ash describe her this way]]). However the steam steriliser sterilizer is the only available means of bypassing a booby-trapped detonator, so Gillespie, Susan and Ash have to work together to solve its teething problems.


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* TruthInTelevision: The Nazis really did invent several types of booby-trapped detonators that were designed to kill the UXB officers trying to disarm them.
15th Aug '14 3:55:47 AM Odon
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* BlackWidow: Elspeth in "Dead Letter". Her husband and previous lovers have all been killed in action, and she romances Ash knowing full well he's likely to get killed too. Ash accepts her advances even though it's suggested she might be jinxed.

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* BlackWidow: Elspeth in "Dead Letter". Her husband and previous lovers have all been killed in action, and [[BrokenBird she romances Ash knowing full well he's likely to get killed too.too]]. Ash accepts her advances even though it's suggested she might be jinxed.
18th Apr '14 4:07:58 AM LongLiveHumour
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A 1979 ITV series about the activities of a BombDisposal unit in Britain during WorldWarTwo.

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A 1979 ITV series about the activities of a BombDisposal unit in Britain during WorldWarTwo.
UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.



* HistoryMarchesOn: An InUniverse version -- tunneling companies were created in WorldWarOne to dig mines under enemy trenches, which would then be filled with explosives and detonated. Mobile warfare made this tactic obsolete, but their skills were useful for digging out bombs and parachute mines which had buried themselves in the ground on impact.

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* HistoryMarchesOn: An InUniverse version -- tunneling companies were created in WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne to dig mines under enemy trenches, which would then be filled with explosives and detonated. Mobile warfare made this tactic obsolete, but their skills were useful for digging out bombs and parachute mines which had buried themselves in the ground on impact.
14th Mar '14 6:43:06 AM Odon
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* HistoryMarchesOn: An InUniverse version -- tunneling companies were created in WorldWarOne to dig explosive mines under enemy trenches. Mobile warfare made this tactic obsolete, but their skills were useful for digging out bombs and parachute mines which had buried themselves in the ground on impact.

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* HistoryMarchesOn: An InUniverse version -- tunneling companies were created in WorldWarOne to dig explosive mines under enemy trenches.trenches, which would then be filled with explosives and detonated. Mobile warfare made this tactic obsolete, but their skills were useful for digging out bombs and parachute mines which had buried themselves in the ground on impact.
14th Mar '14 6:42:32 AM Odon
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* HistoryMarchesOn: An InUniverse version -- tunneling companies were created in WorldWarOne to dig explosive mines under enemy trenches. Mobile warfare made this tactic obsolete, but their skills were useful for digging out bombs and parachute mines which had buried themselves in the ground on impact.
28th Jan '14 5:22:22 AM Odon
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In "A Quiet Weekend" Ash and his married LoveInterest Susan Mount slip off to a country hotel for an illicit affair. The nervous couple break down in giggles at the sight of a painting of a rampant stag.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In An InUniverse example occurs in "A Quiet Weekend" Weekend". Ash and his married LoveInterest Susan Mount slip off to a country hotel for an illicit affair. The nervous couple break down in giggles at the sight of a painting of a rampant stag.
21st Dec '13 5:34:02 PM LongLiveHumour
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* TimeBomb: The Germans discovered during the SpanishCivilWar that bombs which failed to explode caused more disruption and fear than those that blew up right away, so some bombs have time-delay detonators that can explode days later.

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* TimeBomb: The Germans discovered during the SpanishCivilWar UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar that bombs which failed to explode caused more disruption and fear than those that blew up right away, so some bombs have time-delay detonators that can explode days later.
13th Nov '13 5:34:00 AM Odon
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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Ash throws up after defusing his first bomb.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: VomitIndiscretionShot / StressVomit: Ash throws up after defusing his first bomb.
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