Chariots of War: The History of Anglo-Italian Human Torpedoes

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9780954199715: Chariots of War: The History of Anglo-Italian Human Torpedoes

Chariots of War tells the story of a revolutionary underwater secret weapon, conceived by two Italian naval engineers in 1935. In the words of The Duke Edinburgh whose foreword endorses the book, ""The author deserves great credit for writing a fitting tribute to a group of quite exceptionally brave men.

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From the Author:

Some twenty years ago, following my late father's death, I discovered documentation in the attic, (including several papers titled 'most secret')relating to his wartime experiences as a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy, and the unique underwater weapon known as the 'chariot' or human torpedo. I had no previous knowledge of my father's wartime exploits with 'chariots' and little did I realise that these papers held the key to a remarkable, and relatively unknown facet of naval warfare.'

From the Inside Flap:

When Robert Hobson, the son of my Commanding Officer first contacted me in 1990, I was not filled with enthusiasm to create a 'human torpedo' display,or inform him of my wartime experiences. After some discussion, my wartime friend, Geoffrey Larkin and I agreed to accompany Robert Hobson and scour England, looking for the remains of old human torpedoes.

Our adventures took us all over the country,culminating in the most spectacular human torpedo display at the Eden Camp Museum in Yorkshire, and the publication of CHARIOTS OF WAR.

There are many photographs and documents in this book which I had not seen for well over sixty years,so our story has not been lost in the mist of time, but resurrected for future generations.'

LEN BEREY D.S.M. [Former British Charioteer]

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Editore: Ulric of England
ISBN 10: 0954199715 ISBN 13: 9780954199715
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Descrizione libro Ulric of England. Condizione libro: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Oversized Hardcover in Dust Jacket (Protected in a New Brodart Cover) - 170pp - Photos - Details development of the midget submarine used by the Italian Navy against the British in 1941-44 A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Codice libro della libreria 1244327

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