History Series / DangerUXB

3rd Sep '17 10:37:31 PM TargetOnMyBack
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-->"The Coffin Makers Worse Customer Club: We have graves but no bodies."

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-->"The Coffin Makers Worse Worst Customer Club: We have graves but no bodies."
3rd Sep '17 10:58:29 AM DelShiftB
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* BombWhistle: The characters comment it on at least the first two episodes. The first episode has a whistle without a corresponding explosion, claimed to be some delay action bomb. The second episode mentions that there's a special vein to make the whistle louder.
28th Apr '17 9:57:14 PM JackG
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Susan tells Ash that she fell in LoveAtFirstSight with him. Ash responds that he thought she was "annoyingly bossy" (not that Ash [[RightBehindMe didn't give her reason to be annoyed at him]]).
19th Jan '17 5:12:11 AM Doug86
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A 1979 ITV series about the activities of a BombDisposal unit in Britain during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.

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



* AluminumChristmasTrees: The tunneling companies that Ash is a member of were created in WorldWarOne to dig mines under enemy trenches, fill them full of explosives and detonate them. Blitzkrieg warfare made them obsolete, but as it happens the skills were useful for those digging up bombs and handling explosives, if not for defusing them.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The tunneling companies that Ash is a member of were created in WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI to dig mines under enemy trenches, fill them full of explosives and detonate them. Blitzkrieg warfare made them obsolete, but as it happens the skills were useful for those digging up bombs and handling explosives, if not for defusing them.
16th Sep '16 11:12:48 PM JackG
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The tunneling companies that Ash is a member of were created in WorldWarOne to dig mines under enemy trenches, fill them full of explosives and detonate them. Blitzkreig warfare made them obsolete, but as it happens the skills were useful for those digging up bombs and handling explosives, if not for defusing them.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The tunneling companies that Ash is a member of were created in WorldWarOne to dig mines under enemy trenches, fill them full of explosives and detonate them. Blitzkreig Blitzkrieg warfare made them obsolete, but as it happens the skills were useful for those digging up bombs and handling explosives, if not for defusing them.
16th Sep '16 11:12:17 PM JackG
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The tunneling companies that Ash is a member of were created in WorldWarOne to dig mines under enemy trenches, fill them full of explosives and detonate them. Blitzkreig warfare made them obsolete, but as it happens the skills were useful for those digging up bombs and handling explosives, if not for defusing them.
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.
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