Safeguarding the Nation: The Story of the Modern Royal Navy

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Seaforth Publishing, 16 квіт. 2009 р. - 352 стор.
This new history of the Royal Navy, published to coincide with the Golden Jubilee of the White Ensign Association, is a full and exciting account of all the many campaigns, operations and deployments conducted around the world from the Cold War and the Cod Wars to the Falklands War and the Gulf Wars. It has been written and compiled from privileged access to secret and confidential Admiralty Plans and Commanding Officers' reports and contains a wealth of previously unpublished material. The story of how the Royal Navy has adapted to meet the many new challenges of the modern world and how it has carried out its vital roles from manning the nation's strategic nuclear deterrent to guarding the vital offshore oil and gas facilities as well as protecting Britain's worldwide interests is a truly fascinating one, while the development of ships, submarines, aircraft, weapons, tactics and strategies as well as the changes in personnel and life at sea are brought to life by contributions from people who served over the period. Profusely illustrated throughout with many previously unpublished photographs and paintings, this beautifully-produced volume is a magnificent golden jubilee tribute to the Royal Navy.

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Epilogue 335
Ships of the Royal Navy 342
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Uniquely qualified to write 'Safeguarding the Nation - The Story of the Modern Royal Navy', John Roberts spent over thirty years in the Royal Navy. He went to sea in aircraft carriers, cruisers, frigates and minesweepers serveing in the Far East, the Middle East, Aden, the Radfan and the Gulf. He later served on various Admirals' staffs, and spent ten years in the Ministry of Defence. John has served as Finance Director and Chief Executive of the White Ensign Association and has contributed to various naval magazines and house journals.

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