Buy Used
£1.20
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

We Come Unseen: The Story of Britain's Cold War Submariners: The Untold Story of Britain's Cold War Submariners Hardcover – 5 Jul 2001

4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£59.32 £1.20
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray; First Edition edition (5 July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719556902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719556906
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 16.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,228,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

Review

'A welcome acknowledgement of one of the Cold War's little-known aspects' (Alan Judd, Sunday Telegraph )

About the Author

Jim Ring's debut study of the Irish patriot Erskine Childers won the Marsh prize for biography. His second book, "How the English Made the Alps," the story of pioneer English alpinists, was published in 2000.


Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
As a submariner, this book is a welcome insight into the previously secret world of submarines and the cold war. It appears that due to on-going national security, this lacks the details and background of some other good submarine books such as 'Blind Man's Bluff', but this does not in any way detract from this well researched and factually accurate piece. It provides a gritty appreciation into the demands and huge responsibility that belies being a submariner, and achieving the ultimate responsibility of Command.
Written cleverly to follow the lives of several young officers through their careers this book also provides a succinct, but detailed overview of major events and historical moments in the cold war.
This is well worth a read for anyone interested in submarine history or the cold war as this provides a unique perspective of the British contribution to these times. Don't hold your breath for Tom Clancy-style underwater epic tales though!
Comment 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a very specialised book about service in submarines during the Cold War. The book charts the progress of a group of young officers through training to Command of various Royal Navy submarines. It gives an amusing and interesting account of the careers of the main players but does not give a great insight into Cold War operations due in the main to security issues.

It is a good read for submariners of that generation that know the officers concerned but would be also of interest to the casual reader as it does give an honest insight into submarine life as we would know it today.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
In submariner's circles, this book was billed as the UK equivalent to Blind Man's Bluff. The latter is brilliant and I couldn't put it down. However, though I have yet to read it, We Come Unseen seems to be light on Cold War exploits, so the equivalence is questionable. I notice some more books on Amazon which I might just get for birthday/Christmas!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback