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The Tinfish Run

The Tinfish Run

  • Author: Ronald Bassett
  • Publisher: Tinfish Series
  • ISBN: 9781911445203
  • Category: World War, 1939-1945
  • Page: 288
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The Submarine

The Submarine

A Cultural History from the Great War to Nuclear Combat

  • Author: Duncan Redford
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1784530891
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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"Underhand and damned un-English" was the view of submarines in Edwardian Britain. Yet by the 1960s the new nuclear powered submarines were seen by the Royal Navy as being the "hallmark of a first class navy." In this book Duncan Redford, a retired Royal Navy submarine officer, explores how - and why - attitudes to the submarine changed in Britain between 1900 and 1977. Using a wide array of previously unpublished sources, Redford sheds light on what the British thought about submarines, both their own and those that were used against them. Rather than providing an operational history of Britain's submarines, this book looks at naval and civilian conceptions of what submarine warfare was imagined to be like in the context of unrestricted submarine warfare, the world wars and the development of nuclear weaponry. With chapters on the coronation and jubilee reviews at Spithead, the submarine in novels and films, as well as coverage of the Royal Navy's and civilian views of submarines and submarine warfare this book gives a comprehensive view of the British regard - or lack of it - for the submarine. Through the examination of the British relationship with submarines since 1900 it is possible to see changing patterns in acceptance and tensions between different sub-cultures, both civil and maritime. Since 1900 the meaning constructed around submarines has changed as the submarine has progressed along a road from perdition as the weapon of the weaker power (and morally weaker power too) to a form of redemption as a major capital unit. This book will be essential for naval historians, students and those interested in aspects of submarine development and use.

Iron Men and Tin Fish

Iron Men and Tin Fish

The Race to Build a Better Torpedo During World War II

  • Author: Anthony Newpower
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275990329
  • Category: History
  • Page: 235
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The first book to deal exclusively with the failure of the Mark XIV torpedo during the first two years of the American effort in World War II, this study combines analysis of the technological and bureaucratic problems with riveting accounts of combat to provide a new interpretation of the failure and the Navy's response to it.

Rig For Silent Running

Rig For Silent Running

  • Author: Anthony Genualdi
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1440122512
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 356
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The perils of the Submarine Service could bring glory, or death, in equal measure for the aggressive commander and the men who fought with him. Rig For Silent Running follows Commander Dominic Tomassi as he and his crew fight their way across the Pacific in World War II. He gives chase to the Japanese, hunting their greatest oil tanker, as well as taking revenge for his country, and himself. His patrols take him from Australia, to the frigid North Pacific, to the very doorstep of Japan's home islands. His friendships, and loves, are brought to life for the reader, as well as every loss that haunts him. From the brink of death, to the triumph of great sinkings, Rig For Silent Running has the action and emotion to more than satisfy. Man your battle stations, and Rig For Silent Running!

The Bookseller

The Bookseller

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography
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Battle-cruisers

Battle-cruisers

a history, 1908-48

  • Author: Ronald Bassett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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British Book News

British Book News

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  • Publisher: London
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Best books
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Romances and love stories

Romances and love stories

  • Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780844408934
  • Category: Reference
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Braille Book Review

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  • Category: Blind
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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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