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The Resource The deadly trade : a history of submarine warfare from Archimedes to the present, Iain Ballantyne

The deadly trade : a history of submarine warfare from Archimedes to the present, Iain Ballantyne

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The deadly trade : a history of submarine warfare from Archimedes to the present
Title
The deadly trade
Title remainder
a history of submarine warfare from Archimedes to the present
Statement of responsibility
Iain Ballantyne
Title variation
The deadly trade
Title variation remainder
the complete history of submarine warfare from Archimedes to the present
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Language
eng
Summary
The Deadly Trade is a fascinating and comprehensive account of how an initially ineffectual craft evolved into the most powerful and terrifying vessel ever invented. At the heart of this thrilling narrative lurks danger and power as acclaimed naval writer Iain Ballantyne reveals some of warfare's murkiest secrets. The cast of colourful characters includes an American who devised plunging boats to attack the British, then switched sides and tried to help the Royal Navy defeat Napoleon; a former monk who created submersible boats to assist the cause of Irish liberation; and a spy who, during the American Civil War, hid Confederate submarine secrets in her bonnet. The reader is plunged into the epic convoy battles of the twentieth century's world wars, when hopes of victory were placed on the shoulders of daring young submarine captains, many of whom perished along with the men they commanded.We learn of efforts by the British to seize Enigma material from U-boats, how Germany's so-called Grey Wolves were not always brave or invincible, and the role of American submarines in bringing Japan to its knees. Also covered are attacks by Royal Navy X-craft on Tirpitz, Nazi plans to bombard New York with primitive cruise missiles, and episodes when the Cold War era turned hot, not least the sinking of the Belgrano. The story concludes with a look at the resurgence of submarines as political and military tools and the threat of nuclear annihilation they pose. -- Publisher
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1963-
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Ballantyne, Iain
Dewey number
359.93
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Submarine warfare
Target audience
adult
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The deadly trade : a history of submarine warfare from Archimedes to the present, Iain Ballantyne
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 654-694), glossary and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
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Control code
000062055370
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 729 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781409158516
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
24 unnumbered pages of plates, maps, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030286588
Label
The deadly trade : a history of submarine warfare from Archimedes to the present, Iain Ballantyne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 654-694), glossary and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062055370
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 729 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781409158516
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
24 unnumbered pages of plates, maps, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030286588

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