Undersea Warriors by Iain Ballantyne audiobook

Undersea Warriors: The Untold History of the Royal Navy’s Secret Service

By Iain Ballantyne
Read by Timothy Bentinck

Blackstone Publishing 9781643132136
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The incredible inside story of the Cold War beneath the waves, pitting British and NATO’s attack submarines against the Soviets. Undersea Warrior: a submarine designed to pursue and attack enemy submarines and surface ships using torpedoes. This will follow the careers of four daring British submarine captains who risked their lives to keep the rest of us safe, their exploits consigned to the shadows until now. Their experiences encompass the span of the Cold War, from voyages in WW2-era submarines under Arctic ice to nuclear-powered espionage missions in Soviet-dominated seas. There are dangerous encounters with Russian spy ships in British waters and finally, as the communist facade begins to crack, they hold the line against the Kremlin’s oceanic might, playing a leading role in bringing down the Berlin Wall. It is the first time they have spoken out about their covert lives in the submarine service. This is the dramatic untold story of Britain’s most-secret service.

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Summary

Summary

The incredible inside story of the Cold War beneath the waves, pitting British and NATO’s attack submarines against the Soviets.

Undersea Warrior: a submarine designed to pursue and attack enemy submarines and surface ships using torpedoes.

This will follow the careers of four daring British submarine captains who risked their lives to keep the rest of us safe, their exploits consigned to the shadows until now. Their experiences encompass the span of the Cold War, from voyages in WW2-era submarines under Arctic ice to nuclear-powered espionage missions in Soviet-dominated seas.

There are dangerous encounters with Russian spy ships in British waters and finally, as the communist facade begins to crack, they hold the line against the Kremlin’s oceanic might, playing a leading role in bringing down the Berlin Wall. It is the first time they have spoken out about their covert lives in the submarine service.

This is the dramatic untold story of Britain’s most-secret service.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Submarines have been a part of Her Majesty’s Navy for a brief portion of its existence but Ballantyne argues that these boats and their crews played a disproportionate role in preventing Armageddon during the Cold War…Readers will be thrilled by the exploits of the submariners as they venture into Soviet waters and under arctic ice…Richly informative and captivating.” Booklist (starred review)
“Cold War and naval history aficionados will find this a treasure trove.” Publishers Weekly
“An indispensable book for anyone interested in naval history and a great read for everyone else.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Deadly Deep
“Ballantyne ably introduces readers to a subject that boasts an immense bibliography. A great selection for any general interest collection.” Booklist (starred review) on The Deadly Deep

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Author

Author Bio: Iain Ballantyne

Author Bio: Iain Ballantyne

Iain Ballantyne is a journalist and much published author of nonfiction works about naval warfare. He has spent time at sea in most types of warship, from nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers, to destroyers and frigates, in assignments from the Arctic to minefields in poisoned waters off war-torn Kuwait and a foray into the Bosnian war zone. In 2010, his book Killing the Bismarck won a Mountbatten Maritime Award Certificate of Merit for best literary contribution. His work in the maritime arena was saluted with a Special Recognition Award from the British Maritime Charitable Foundation for his contribution to raising maritime awareness. He is the founding editor of the global naval news magazine Warships IFR and the Guide to the Royal Navy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 20.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English