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Features many untold stories about the Cold War
Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2018
Not much has been written about the Cold War by those military member personally involved with keeping the peace during this tense period of time in international relations. Don Stanton not only provides a personal reflection on the history of this era, but adds the stories of 30 veterans, in their own words, about life in the military and their roles in monitoring the movements of enemy planes and ships. He also provides specific data on extensive casualties during the period of time which the public was probably unaware of. Much of the details relate to the Navy's role in conducting surveillance on ship and submarine movements using sophisticated equipment on P-3 aircraft and the skills on pilots and crewmembers "on station" tracking these vessels. Readers interested in military history will enjoy this book as it not only discusses military tactics, but personal experiences by veterans who on duty at many duty stations overseas.