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The Small Back Room -drama, audio book, WWII bomb disarming
« on: January 01, 2021, 11:52:44 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTnTPUVlHUU

It is Britain 1943 and small children are being blown up by some item they find in the countryside.
The story opens with the lead character, a specialist in bomb disarming and his group, trying to retrieve one of these devices, which they think are being dropped by the German planes, flying over England.
There is a side story of the office politics that is occurring in the upper management level.
Excellent BBC Saturday Night broadcast.  I think the audiobook is actually done better than the movie. The movie has a slightly different ending.

This novel was also made into an excellent movie in 1949, but the movie is hard to come by.


Movie - the plot is a bit slow at times. The great British actor, Jack Hawkins,  has a small part in the movie.
 https://bnwmovies.com/small-back-room.html#plot

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