One of the great untold stories of the British services is that of the Royal Navy Submarine Service which entered the fray of World War I with 100 underwater craft. Through World War II, where submariners' prospects of returning safely from a mission were only 50:50, the Falklands conflict and the sinking of the Belgrano, to modern-day elite machines, the Silent Service has played an enormous part in British defence. The author's in-depth investigation is very much personality led with diaries from the early part of the century to substantial first-person testimony from survivors of wartime heroics (when many VCs were won).
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John Parker, a journalist and former Fleet Street editor, has undertaken many investigative projects in his writing career with topics ranging from the Mafia to Northern Ireland. His numerous books include several military bestsellers including The Gurkhas, Sbs: The Inside Story of The Special Boat Service and Commandos.
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Book Description Headline Book Pub Ltd, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110747237921
Book Description Headline Book Publishing, Limited, London, United Kingdom, 2001. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Scattered b&w photos, 294 pages, appendix, index. Out of print. Bookseller Inventory # 308815