The Silent Deep – Peter Hennessy & James Jinks (9.9/10)

Sub-titled “The Royal Navy Submarine Service since 1945” this book is exhaustive in helping you understand the post World War Two history of the UK’s silent service. At 823 pages all up this book is not for the faint of heart, and it took me the best part of two weeks to get through whole book reading daily. There is a lot to take in from many angles – political, operational, personal and technical.

As a submarine fan I managed the book, as a history buff I enjoyed the book. However, if you are not either of these you may find this hard going. But wow, what a lot of amazingly clear inside information about the submariners and their boats.

Well worth reading.

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