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The First Submarines The Beginnings of Underwater Warfare by Richard Compton-Hall

The First Submarines The Beginnings of Underwater Warfare


The First Submarines The Beginnings of Underwater Warfare by Richard Compton-Hall

This witty and perceptive account of the early years of submarine development contains much new material and the lives of the forgotten pioneers of submarines. It includes many wonderful inventions and even more colourful inventors, but focuses primarily on John Philip Holland, the Irish-American genius who took submarine development out of the hands of lunatics and visionaries and turned it into a deadly weapon of war.

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Publication date

1st January 2004


Richard Compton-Hall

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Periscope Publishing Ltd


192 pages


Naval forces & warfare



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