Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hitchens Under The Sea

Peter Hitchens recounts his Cold War experiences in both UK and USSR, visiting a British ballistic missile submarine and the silos near Moscow that would defend against the submarine's deadly arsenal:

I once spent a very enjoyable weekend in a nuclear missile submarine. Since HMS Repulse long ago retired, I think I can write pretty freely about the experience, which included singing 'Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, forgive our foolish ways' during the unapologetically Christian service which was held aboard every Sunday in those days. I wonder if they still do that?

Good story, so it would pay to read the whole thing.

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