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1st edition hardback, 2015. Original pictorial dustjacket near fine. Black cloth gilt very clean. Pages very clean & tight. No inscriptions. Illustrated. 823 pages. Map endpapers. Uncommon. A large, heavy book. Extra postage costs may apply. Please note that we send overseas orders only via airmail, and charge accordingly. (Good news! Airmail to European destinations is cheaper than by sea). N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: 'The Ministry of Defence does not comment upon submarine operations' is the standard response of officialdom to enquiries about the most secretive and mysterious of Britain's armed forces, the Royal Navy Submarine Service. Written with unprecedented co-operation from the Service itself and privileged access to documents and personnel, The Silent Deep is the first authoritative history of the Submarine Service from the end of the Second World War to the present. It gives the most complete account yet published of the development of Britain's submarine fleet, its capabilities, its weapons, its infrastructure, its operations and above all - from the testimony of many submariners and the first-hand witness of the authors - what life is like on board for the denizens of the silent deep. Dramatic episodes are revealed for the first time: how HMS Warspite gathered intelligence against the Soviet Navy's latest ballistic-missile-carrying submarine in the late 1960s; how HMS Sovereign made what is probably the longest-ever trail of a Soviet (or Russian) submarine in 1978; how HMS Trafalgar followed an exceptionally quiet Soviet 'Victor III', probably commanded by a Captain known as 'the Prince of Darkness', in 1986. It also includes the first full account of submarine activities during the Falklands War. But it was not all victories: confrontations with Soviet submarines led to collisions, and the extent of losses to UK and NATO submarine technology from Cold War spy scandals are also made more plain here than ever before. In 1990 the Cold War ended - but not for the Submarine Service. Since June 1969, it has been the last line of national defence, with the awesome responsibility of carrying Britain's nuclear deterrent. The story from Polaris to Trident - and now 'Successor' - is a central theme of the book. In the year that it is published, Russian submarines have once again been detected off the UK's shores. As Britain comes to decide whether to renew its submarine-carried nuclear deterrent, The Silent Deep provides an essential historical perspective.
About the Author: Peter Hennessy, one of Britain's best-known historians, is Attlee Professor of History at Queen Mary, Univeristy of London. He is the author of Never Again: Britain 1945-51 (winner of the NCR and Duff Cooper Prizes), the bestselling The Prime Minister and The Secret State: Preparing For The Worst 1945-2010. He was made an independent crossbench life peer in 2010.
Título: The Silent Deep: A History of the Royal Navy...
Editorial: Allen Lane
Año de publicación: 2015
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Hardcover Oct 29, 2015. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Ex-library book, usual markings. Hardback with dust cover. Clean text, sound binding. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Nº de ref. de la librería M06_6323_DE_04/17
Descripción Penguin Books, Limited. Estado de conservación: Good. May contain minimal notes added by highlighter and/or pen and may be slightly damaged. Dispatch Same Working Day, (Delivery 2-4 business days, Courier For Heavy/Expensive Items) Money Back Guarantee. Nº de ref. de la librería 43612445
Descripción Allen Lane, UK, 2015. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: As New. Well reviewed of this interesting period in Royal Naval history. pp864, illus. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 009708
Descripción Allen Lane., 2015. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First. Hard Cover. Book: Very Good. DJ: Very Good, protective covered. 9.5x6.5. 823pp. 111 colour & b/w photos, 4 maps, colour endpaper maps. The Royal Navy Submarine Service is perhaps the most secretive and mysterious of Britain's armed forces. This is an authoritative history of the Submarine Service from the end of the Second World War to the present, describing the development of the fleet, its capabilities, its weapons, and what life is like on board. Nº de ref. de la librería 1907864
Descripción Allen Lane, 2015. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P021846145805
Descripción Allen Lane, 2015. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 1846145805