By Jerome Preisler, Kenneth Sewell
40 years in the past, in might 1968, the submarine USS Scorpion sank in mysterious conditions with a lack of ninety-nine lives. The tragedy happened in the course of the peak of the chilly battle among the us and the Soviet Union, and it through merely weeks the sinking of a Soviet sub close to Hawaii. Now in All arms Down, drawing on enormous quantities of hours of interviews, many with unique resources within the naval and intelligence groups, in addition to lately declassified usa and Soviet intelligence documents, Kenneth Sewell and Jerome Preisler clarify what particularly occurred to Scorpion.
In January 1968, a U.S. intelligence send, USS Pueblo, used to be seized by way of North Korea. between different goods, the North Koreans confiscated a useful cryptographic unit that used to be in a position to decoding the Navy's top-secret codes. Unknown to the military, a traitor named John Walker had started providing the Navy's codes to the KGB. as soon as the KGB got the crypto unit from the North Koreans, the Russians have been capable of learn hugely categorised naval communications.
In March, a Soviet sub, K-129, mysteriously sank close to Hawaii, countless numbers of miles from its general station within the Pacific. Soviet naval leaders mistakenly believed U.S. submarine used to be guilty for the loss, and so they deliberate revenge. A seize was once set: a number of Soviet vessels have been collected within the Atlantic, appearing suspiciously. it'd be just a subject of time sooner than a U.S. sub was once despatched to enquire. That sub was once Scorpion. utilizing the top-secret codes and the decoding desktop, the Soviets may intercept and decode conversation among the army and Scorpion, the ultimate point in accomplishing the deliberate attack.
All palms Down indicates how the Soviet plan was once achieved and explains why the reality of the assault has been formally denied for 40 years. Sewell and Preisler debunk quite a few legitimate motives for the tragedy and produce to lifestyles the non-public tales of a few of the boys who have been misplaced while Scorpion went to the ground. This real tale, ultimately instructed after exhaustive examine, is extra intriguing than any novel.
Read or Download All Hands Down: The True Story of the Soviet Attack on the USS Scorpion PDF
Best history books
John Eppler notion himself to be the correct undercover agent. Born to German mom and dad, he grew up in Egypt, followed through a filthy rich kinfolk and used to be informed in Europe. Fluent in German, English and Arabic, he made the Hadj to Mecca yet used to be extra at domestic in excessive society or vacationing the wilderness on camelback along with his followed Bedouin tribe.
This well-written reference source explores the Islamic Empire's society, tradition, and lifestyle, together with structure and paintings; astronomy and arithmetic; customs, vacations, activities, and meals; executive structures; and alternate; language and literature; army constitution and process; and mythology and spiritual ideals.
1603 used to be the yr that Queen Elizabeth I, the final of the Tudors, died. Her cousin, Robert Carey, instantly rode like a demon to Scotland to take the scoop to James VI. The cataclysmic time of the Stuarts had come and the son of Mary Queen of Scots left Edinburgh for London to assert his throne as James I of britain.
- The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
- US Army Battlefield Recovery and Evacuation of Aircraft
- American Chess-Nuts - A Collection of Problems
- Congo: Een Geschiedenis
- Petticoat Heroes: Rethinking the Rebecca Riots
Extra info for All Hands Down: The True Story of the Soviet Attack on the USS Scorpion
Notes: Several rings of similar date are particularly finely engraved, including a ring in Dumbarton Oaks engraved with the names of the couple, Aristophanes and Vigilantia, Ross 2005, pp. 48-50, no. 50; another ring in the British Museum, Buckton 1994, p. 47, no. 27; and a ring of c. 400 in the Ferrell Collection, Spier 2010a, pp. 64-65 and 309, no. 46. See also Hindman 2007, pp. 30-33 and 210-11, no. 2. Of somewhat more summary engraving is a gold ring in the British Museum, which names the couple as Speratus and Beneria, Marshall 1907, p.
39. See Hadjadj 2008 for an excellent survey. INTRODUCTION 17. Gisant, Saint Clotilde (475-545), Queen of France 12th century (Paris, France, Musée du Louvre; originally from the west portal of Notre-Dame de Corbeil, France) It is notable that all these new forms of jewelry, although displaying a degree of Byzantine influence (now somewhat remote), were now entirely the creation of Germanic goldsmiths. Although diplomatic ties between the Byzantine emperor and the Frankish king continued, by the seventh century Byzantium was only a dim and distant presence to most of the Germanic people in the West.
The lower part of the hoop is a narrow band ornamented with pairs of volutes. It joins a broader upper section with curving openwork holding a large rock crystal, both sides of which are sharply convex. Other rings of very similar style dating from the third century are known, most of which have been found in the eastern part of the Roman Empire (notably Syria and Egypt). The degree of ornamentation varies, but all are characterized by their use of openwork around the bezel and the finely carved hoops, several of which display volutes like those on the present example.
All Hands Down: The True Story of the Soviet Attack on the USS Scorpion by Jerome Preisler, Kenneth Sewell