CIVILIAN BOMB DISPOSAL EARL Jack Howard and Bomb Disposal in WW2


The extraordinary and little-known story of one of the Second World War’s most remarkable heroes. ‘Jack’ Howard, 20th Earl of Suffolk, formed a three-person bomb disposal team known as the Holy Trinity with his secretary Beryl, and chauffeur, Fred. They successfully defused thirty four bombs, but the thirty-fifth blew them up. The Earl was posthumously awarded the George Cross for his cool courage and noble sacrifice.

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