1st Edition

The Royal Navy and Nuclear Weapons

By Richard Moore Copyright 2001
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    This work examines British thinking about nuclear weapons in the period up to about 1970, looking at the subject through the eyes of the Royal Navy, in the belief that this can offer new insights in this field. The author argues that the Navy was always sceptical about nuclear weapons, both on practical grounds and because of wartime and pre-war experiences. He suggests that this scepticism can teach us a good deal about military technological innovation in general.

    Nautical Magazine

    "the young author is to be congratulated"

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    "an excellent reference book on this subject


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