Monday, September 7, 2009

Beneath Southern Seas: The Silent Service

By Jon Davison and Tom Allibone
232 pages Hardcover Publisher: University of Western Australia Press illustrated edition 2006 978-1920694623
This coffee table sized book is finished in high gloss paper with the end product being a very attractive looking work. Authors Davison and Allibone joined HMAS Rankin for the trip home to Fremantle after one of the biennial multinational RIMPAC exercises in Hawaii.
Work and living conditions on the Collins class submarine are detailed in interviews conducted with several crewmembers and are coupled with a plethora of high quality images.
Interspersed through the text are snippets of submarine history from the Royal Australian Navy from the First World War to the present.
This book makes a fine addition to any library on submarines or the Royal Australian Navy. (DS)

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