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Stop! Armed Police!

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Product description

Join veteran crime-fighter Stephen Smith on a journey through the dark and dangerous world of the Metropolitan Police specialist firearms command from its inception in 1966, when the cold-blooded murder of three police officers sparked a revolution in the training of armed officers, to the present day. This unique police unit battled against the IRA in the 1970s, experienced its first operational shootings in the 1980s, and underwent massive expansion in the 1990s. In the new millennium it fought against Dome raiders, kidnappers, and al-Qaeda terrorists, then worked to provide London with a secure environment in which to host the 2012 Olympic Games. From a gunman ordering cannabis smuggled in fried chicken during a siege to a deranged killer holding toddlers hostage, London's armed police have seen it all.

With his wealth of first-hand experience, Stephen Smith has woven together historic and up-to-date accounts of perilous and often famously controversial firearms operations across England's capital. Using hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and drawings from several archived sources, this fascinating volume spans five decades of the Metropolitan Police's fight against crime and many of its photographs and illustrations have never been published before. Packed with detail and intrigue, Stop! Armed Police! is a must-have for those with an interest in police firearms matters, and is a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the dangerous business of policing London's streets.

This book is in excellent condition throughout.

Item details

Author(s):
Smith, Stephen
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.75" by 7.5"
Edition:
2016
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
071980826X
ISBN-13:
9780719808265
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Robert Hale
Title:
Stop! Armed Police!

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Join veteran crime-fighter Stephen Smith on a journey through the dark and dangerous world of the Metropolitan Police specialist firearms command from its inception in 1966, when the cold-blooded murder of three police officers sparked a revolution in the training of armed officers, to the present day. This unique police unit battled against the IRA in the 1970s, experienced its first operational shootings in the 1980s, and underwent massive expansion in the 1990s. In the new millennium it fought against Dome raiders, kidnappers, and al-Qaeda terrorists, then worked to provide London with a secure environment in which to host the 2012 Olympic Games. From a gunman ordering cannabis smuggled in fried chicken during a siege to a deranged killer holding toddlers hostage, London's armed police have seen it all.

With his wealth of first-hand experience, Stephen Smith has woven together historic and up-to-date accounts of perilous and often famously controversial firearms operations across England's capital. Using hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and drawings from several archived sources, this fascinating volume spans five decades of the Metropolitan Police's fight against crime and many of its photographs and illustrations have never been published before. Packed with detail and intrigue, Stop! Armed Police! is a must-have for those with an interest in police firearms matters, and is a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the dangerous business of policing London's streets.

This book is in excellent condition throughout.

Author(s):
Smith, Stephen
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.75" by 7.5"
Edition:
2016
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
071980826X
ISBN-13:
9780719808265
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Robert Hale
Title:
Stop! Armed Police!

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