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We Come Unseen The Untold Story of Britain's Cold War Submariners by Jim Ring
  

We Come Unseen The Untold Story of Britain's Cold War Submariners

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Synopsis

We Come Unseen The Untold Story of Britain's Cold War Submariners by Jim Ring

We Come Unseen , first published in 2001, follows the careers of six Royal Navy submariners from their graduation from Dartmouth's Britannia Royal Naval College in 1963, just after the Cuban Missile Crisis, to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Between these dates, it seemed that nuclear war was never far away - and Jim Ring explains not only the nuclear threat and its beginnings in the last days of the Second World War, but why the Polaris and Trident submarines ('capable of inflicting the damage of the bombs that fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki many times over'), and their accompanying attack submarines, were critical to avoiding war. Alongside a gripping narrative of the Cold War game of hide-and-seek played out under the waves of the northern seas, Ring gives an account of the history of submarine warfare from its earliest, pre-nuclear days to the 1982 combat in the Falklands. A welcome acknowledgement of one of the Cold War's little-known aspects . (Alan Judd, Sunday Telegraph ). An extraordinary story ...one of the most significant naval books of the year . ( Ship's Telegraph ). A remarkable story . ( Navy News ).

About the Author

Jim Ring is an author and film-maker. Four of his titles are being reissued in Faber Finds: Erskine Childers; How the English Made the Alps; We Come Unseen: The Untold Story of Britain's Cold War Submariners; Riviera: The Rise and Rise of the Cote d'Azur.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th May 2011

Author

Jim Ring

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Author's Website

www.jimring.co.uk/

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Naval forces & warfare
The Cold War

ISBN

9780571278022

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