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.
While the USSR flushed the seas with submarines, in the USA one Hyman G. Rickover pushed the US Navy into nuclear submarines and set up USS Nautilus to traverse the North Pole. Meanwhile, the Soviets had their own breakthroughs – SBBNs, ICBMs...
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.
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.
December 1941. You know what that means.
And also: Слава Україні! Slava Ukraini!
March to December 1941. US president Roosevelt wanted to help Britain against the U-boat scourge but had to do so secretly. The result was a confusing, undeclared war against Germany. Meanwhile, more U-boats are finally coming online and the Battle...
It’s 1918 and the convoy system has dashed any remaining hope of the German empire winning the war by U-boat.