Thetis Down

Thetis Down

Author: Tony Booth

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844689576

Category: History

Page: 240

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On 1 June 1939 His Majestys Submarine Thetis sank in Liverpool Bay while on her diving trials. Her loss is still the worst peacetime submarine disaster the Royal Navy has yet faced when ninety-nine men drowned or slowly suffocated during their last fifty hours of life.The disaster became an international media event, mainly because the trapped souls aboard were so near to being saved after they managed to raise her stern about 18 ft above sea level. Still the Royal Navy-led rescue operation failed to find the submarine for many hours, only to rescue four of all those trapped. Very little is known about what actually happened, as the only comprehensive book written on the subject was published in 1958.Many years have now passed since the Thetis and her men died, for which no one was held to be ultimately accountable. However, a great deal of unpublished information has come to light in archives throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. After four years of painstaking research Thetis; The Slow Death of a Submarine explores in minute detail a more rounded picture of what really happened before, during and after her tragic loss. In doing so Tony Booths book also takes a fresh look at culpability and explores some of the alleged conspiracy theories that surrounded her demise.The result is the first definitive account what happened to HMS Thetis and her men a fitting tribute, as the seventieth anniversary of her loss will be on 1 June 2009.

No Room for Mistakes

No Room for Mistakes

Author: Geirr H Haarr

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781473875302

Category: History

Page: 450

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A new book from this bestselling author covering the events at sea in the early years of World War II, in which he has compiled comprehensive research and insight into a highly readable and detailed account of British and Allied submarine warfare in north European waters at the beginning of the war. The early chapters describe prewar submarine development, including technical advances and limitations, weapons, tactical use and life onboard, and examine the men who crewed them and explore their understanding of the warfare that they would become involved in.The core of the book is an account of the events as they unfolded in 'home waters' from the outset of war to the end of 1940, by which time the majority of the Allied submarines were operating in the Mediterranean. It is a story of success, triumph, failure and tragedy, and it tells of the tremendous courage and endurance shown by a small group of men learning how to fight a new kind of war in claustrophobic, sub-sea vessels with limited information about the enemy, or what they would meet off the alien coasts to which they were heading. Extensive primary sources are used to document the many aspects of this war, some of which remain controversial to this day. Max Horton, Vice Admiral Submarines 1940, said: 'There is no room for mistakes in submarines. You are either alive or dead.' This book makes plain how right he was.

Naval General Service Medal Roll 1793-1840

Naval General Service Medal Roll 1793-1840

Author: Kenneth Douglas-Morris

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781781505014

Category: History

Page: 447

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Captain Douglas Morris’s classic Medal Roll. Recipients are listed by bar entitlement, then alphabetically. This book is a fine tribute to a great researcher whose tenacity and precision are unequalled in the field of naval medal research.

1939

1939

Author: Frederick Taylor

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509858750

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 134

‘Taylor has done us a great service in making the personal stories of what it was actually like to live through the most crucial year of the twentieth century vivid, compelling and salutary.’ - Roland Philipps, author of A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean In the autumn of 1938, Europe believed in the promise of peace. Still reeling from the ravages of the Great War, its people were desperate to rebuild their lives in a newly safe and stable era. But only a year later, the fateful decisions of just a few men had again led Europe to war, a war that would have a profound and lasting impact on millions. Bestselling historian Frederick Taylor focuses on the day-to-day experiences of British and German people trapped in this disastrous chain of events and not, as is so often the case, the elite. Drawn from original sources, their voices, concerns and experiences reveal a marked disconnect between government and people; few ordinary citizens in either country wanted war. 1939: A People’s History is not only a vivid account of that turbulent year but also an interrogation of our capacity to go to war again. In many ways it serves as a warning; an opportunity for us to learn from our history and a reminder that we must never take peace for granted.

Disasters of the Deep

Disasters of the Deep

Author: Edwyn Gray

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9780850529876

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 687

This is the fully revised and updated edition of the first comprehensive account of every peacetime submarine disaster from 1774 to the present day. By examining many of the sinkings in considerable detail, analysing what went wrong and describing attempts made to rescue the crew and vessel, Edwyn Gray traces the development of the submarine.

Spitwrite

Spitwrite

Author: George Saoulidis

Publisher: Mythography Studios

ISBN: 9788829588794

Category: Fiction

Page:

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This is a boxset of the first three spitwrite volumes: Sketch and Story (Illustrated) Jellyspace Technosphere Contains over 80 short stories in sci-fi, fantasy and a bit of romance.

MOAB

MOAB

Author: George Saoulidis

Publisher: Mythography Studios

ISBN: 9788829594771

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 620

This ginormous boxset contains every Mythography book and story up to January 2019. Get it all in a convenient bundle. Contains: Nanodaemons Crying Over Spilt Light Slow Up The Girl Who Twisted Fate's Arm A Thousand Eves Girl Gone Nova and over 100 short stories.

Superheroes and Gods

Superheroes and Gods

Author: Don LoCicero

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786431847

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 726

The work provides a unique study of superheroes and gods in literature, popular culture, and ancient myth. The author selects a number of mythological figures (e.g., Babylonia's Gilgamesh and Enkidu), ancient gods (e.g., Greece's Eros and Tartarus), and modern superheroes (e.g., the United States' Superman and Captain Marvel) and identifies the often striking similarities between each unique category of characters. The author contends that the vast majority of mythological superheroes follow the same archetypal character patterns, regardless of each hero's unique time period or culture. Each of the first nine chapters examines the heroes and gods of a particular region or country, while the final chapter examines modern descendants of the hero prototype like Batman and Spiderman and several infamous anti-heroes (for example, Dracula and The Hulk). Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.