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  • Published: 18 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241959480
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 864
  • RRP: $35.00
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The Silent Deep

The Royal Navy Submarine Service Since 1945




The gripping, acclaimed history of the British submarine service, and of the men and women who hold "the franchise of the deep"

In the 114 years since its birth, the Royal Navy Submarine Service has stretched from the North Pole to the South Atlantic, from the Far East to the Barents Sea. The United Kingdom is girdled with the infrastructure required to support this vast enterprise; and the submarines of its Trident system form the sole basis of the UK's position as the world's reluctant nuclear power. Yet it remains shrouded in secrecy. Written with privileged access to documents and personnel, The Silent Deep is the first authoritative history of the British submarine service since the end of the Second World War.

  • Published: 18 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241959480
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 864
  • RRP: $35.00
Categories:

About the authors

Peter Hennessy

Peter Hennessy reported Whitehall for ten years, mainly for The Times, The Economist and the Financial Times. He is Professor of Contemporary History, at the University of London, and is married with two daughters. His most recent book is The Prime Minister (2000).

Praise for The Silent Deep

Plunges straight into the action . . . Hennessy and Jinks have been given unprecedented access to one of Britain's most secretive institutions. The result of the fullest history of the submarine service published . . . At its heart is the story of a secret front line of the Cold War

Ben Wilson, The Times

The reader cannot fail to be absorbed by dramatic tales of cat-and-mouse skirmishes with Soviet hunter-killer submarines, embarrassing spy scandals and lucid accounts of the Falklands War - all enlivened with first-hand testimony

Richard Blackmore, Independent

Lifts the hatch on the secrets of Britain's ultimate deterrent

Sunday Times

The definitive work for future generations to wonder at

Admiral Lord West, Spectator

The bible on submarine ops

Doug Littlejohns, CO HMS Sceptre

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