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Today we speak with Ian Ballantyne, the author of “Hunter Killers”, also known as “Undersea Warriors” in the United States.
Hunter Killers’ tells the incredible, true inside story of the Royal Navy’s Cold War beneath the waves.
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We talk about the forgotten role Royal Navy submarines played in the Cuban Missile Crisis while also learning the truth behind what official statements called collisions with ‘icebergs’.
In addition, we cover the processes and procedures of the Polaris submarine nuclear missile launch as well as the “Letters of Last Resort”.
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I am delighted to welcome Iain Ballantyne to our Cold War conversation…
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