Safeguarding the Nation

The Story of the Modern Royal Navy
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Published:June 1, 2009
By John Roberts (Author)

All the many campaigns, operations, and deployments the Royal Navy has conducted around the world in the past fifty years are examined in this new history by John Roberts. With privileged access to secret and confidential Admiralty plans and commanding officers reports, the author provides a wealth of previously unpublished information covering the period from the Cold War to the Falklands War and the Gulf Wars. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of rarely seen photographs, it tells the story of how the Royal Navy has adapted to meet new challenges and carried out such vital roles as manning the nation s strategic nuclear deterrent and guarding offshore oil and gas facilities. Published as a golden jubilee tribute to the Royal Navy, this complete history also covers the development of ships, submarines, aircraft, weapons, tactics, and strategies.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Royal Navy
  • Hardback : 320 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (June 1, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 159114812X
  • ISBN-13: 9781591148128
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 X 10.9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 63.2 oz

John Roberts spent more than twenty years in the Royal Navy, serving in a variety of ships, and later worked in the Defense Ministry for ten years.

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