The Age of Invincible: The Ship that Defined the Modern Royal Navy

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Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2009 - History - 189 pages
The story of HMS Invincible, a ship whose eventful life story, it is argued, embodies that of the Royal Navy itself during the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st. From her conception and design, through her various deployments (including the Falklands) and her evolving role and technical adaptation to meet changing strategic requirements, her fluctuating fortunes have been intertwined with those of the Royal Navy as a whole. Now, as a new breed of carriers is being commissioned to replace her, this thoroughly researched analysis of her career is the perfect platform from which to ask the important questions regarding the future role of the Royal Navy and Britain's place in the world.

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About the author (2009)

Nick Childs has been the naval and maritime specialist at the International Institute for Strategic Studies since 2015. For over thirty years prior to that he worked for the BBC, much of that time as a World Affairs Correspondent, covering a range of international, diplomatic, and security issues from London and on assignments around the world. He was the BBC's "inaugural" Pentagon Correspondent from 2002 to 2005. He has accumulated much experience of working with and reporting on the armed forces of various countries.

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