The history of submarine operations during the Cold War has by now been told many ways, but typically from the American point of view. Cold War Command: The Dramatic Story of a Nuclear Submariner adds an important dimension to this literature by coming at the confrontation between Soviet and Western submarine forces from the perspective of the Royal Navy. Despite the title, Cold War Command is less a dramatic story of nuclear submarine operations and more a narrative of Captain Dan Conley's career as a Royal Navy submariner against the backdrop of the Cold War, including some nuclear but also diesel submarine operations. Written with Captain Richard Woodman, a distinguished maritime historian, the book offers an effective telling of the waxing and waning in importance of the Royal Navy's submarine flotilla during the Cold War, including details such as the challenges associated with shipbuilding, maintenance, and weapons effectiveness, which are...
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July 01 2015
Cold War Command: The Dramatic Story of a Nuclear Submariner
Cold War Command: The Dramatic Story of a Nuclear Submariner.
Timothy J. Galpin
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Online ISSN: 1531-3298
Print ISSN: 1520-3972
© 2015 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Journal of Cold War Studies (2015) 17 (3): 287–289.
Timothy J. Galpin; Cold War Command: The Dramatic Story of a Nuclear Submariner. Journal of Cold War Studies 2015; 17 (3): 287–289. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/JCWS_r_00554
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