Beneath the Restless Wave

Memoirs of a Cold War Submariner

Edward Couzens-Lake, Tony Beasley

The vivid and engaging biography of Tony Beasley, a telegraphist working on submarines during the Cold War.
Date Published :
March 2020
Publisher :
Casemate
Illustration :
20 images
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781612008400
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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Tony Beasley joined the Royal Navy as a teenager in 1946. This biography recalls the adventures he had during his time in the Navy, from training and specialization as a telegraphist to being unexpectedly sent to work on submarines. He describes what it was like to work on a submarine during the Cold War, and describes the patrols and missions he was involved in, in particular when the submarine he was serving on was sent to the Barents Sea to undertake covert operations, namely to spy on the Soviet Fleet. Before this mission the crew of the submarine was advised that if anything went wrong it 'never happened.' Needless to say it did go wrong. Tony emerged a hero, but a hero who wasn't allowed to tell anyone where he had been or what he had done. Now in his eighties, Tony finally gets to tell his story.

About The Author
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Norfolk-born author Edward Couzens-Lake has written fifteen books. He also works as a broadcaster on a popular and growing digital/DAB radio station in Hampshire. Edward currently lives near Chichester in West Sussex but alternates his time there at his Norfolk bases in Norwich and his home village of Brancaster.

Tony Beasley joined the Royal Navy as a teenager in 1946. This biography recalls the adventures he had during his time in the Navy, from training and specialization as a telegraphist to being unexpectedly sent to work on submarines.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction
Prologue
Mum, what’s war?
A boy sailor
Early days at sea
A life above water, not under it
The art of radar; Run silent, run deep
Sputnik; HMS Devonshire
Applying for a war pension
Epilogue
Acknowledgements

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