There are a couple of men whose name remain mostly unsung, but who were instrumental in preventing nuclear Armageddon during the Cold War. One of them was Vasili Arkhipov.
On October 27, 1962, amid the Cuban Missile Crisis, one submarine almost started Armageddon.
From the ashes of World War II rose the two new big boys on the block: the USSR and the United States. And they both knew that submarines would play a pivotal role in any World War III…
Yes, submarines can help end wars – when used properly. No, not you, Dönitz! Plus, a bone-chilling story.
The incredible war stories of Dudley Morton and Robert O’Kane exemplified how much the US submarine fleet in the Pacific changed in war.
While things took a turn for the worse for Karl Dönitz and his U-boats in the Atlantic, in the Pacific the US Silent Service was now lead by one Charles Lockwood, who desired to choke Japan into submission.
After Pearl Harbor, Japanese submarines make their mark while US and allied subs retreat to safer waters. Meanwhile, a dramatic incident in the South Atlantic turns an already grim U-boat war even darker.
It’s early 1942 and Hitler has declared war on the United States.
Dönitz sends his U-boats to the mostly unprotected US east coast while slowly but surely the Allies start to implement new anti-submarine warfare technology.
On February 23, 1919, U-boat SM U-118 of the Imperial German Navy (Reichsmarine) washed up on the beach of Hastings, on the eastern shore of England. The submarine was being towed to a French harbour following cessation of hostilities when cables...
It’s 1915. With the Imperial Navy locked safely inside its harbours, the Germans decide to unleash their U-boats in the first bout of unrestricted submarine warfare. It does not go well.