All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Two – Two Keys One Safe.

The blog following  has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

Chapter Two – Two Keys One Safe 0:12:46 – 0:18:53


We are shown Marko ramius as he walks from the conning Tower down there’s about the ship to the main Bridge and all the crewmen, move around him heading to there stations. when he gets the centre of the room Captain Borodin tells him its time open the orders (in Russian with English subtitles) but also points out the political officer (Peter Firth) is his cabin as well, entering the cabin Ramius asks the office exactly why his sit down in here answer the answer he gives is privacy is not the major concern in the Soviet Union, ramius is that not best pleased with the answer and then the political office begins to read from a book


Behold I am becoming as a thief and they gathered them together in a place called Armageddon … the seventh angel poured forth his bowl the air and a voice cried out from the heaven saying ‘it is done’
A man with your responsibilities reading about the end of the world
I have become death the destroyer of worlds


As this happens the camera goes into the political officer and slowly turns out and both men and now speaking English so there is no need for subtitles .


Ramius answers is that he’s ancient Hebrew text quoted by an American putting the political officer then questions an American and put his answer is he invented the atomic bomb and was later accused of being a communist.

The political officer is under the mistaken impression that it is Ramius, Who wrote and underlined the passages and says it is his late wife who did so, Putin then  apologize for the mistake and said it was terrible accident what happened to Ramius  his wife and that he’s only doing his job, Ramius then wants to know how many officers KGB or otherwise are on his boat the political officer then points out that it’s not his boat it belongs to The people of the Soviet Union.And besides the KGB other parties work to put people on board the boat he would be the last one to know, It is time to open the safe ramius open the first door and remove the key from his pocket then turns to Putin who hands over a key from around his neck, 

Putin then reads out the orders their are Rendezvous at marked location with a second submarine and Putin points out the captain of which was a student of Ramius, once there they are to test the Caterpillar drive and return to the dark on or between the 16th, Putin is happy and stands up walking to the door, but Ramius who has been pouring tea stops him, by pulling him backwards and simply snapping the gentlemans neck, to cover the crime he then throws tea onto the floor and replaces the orders with ones from his pocket. He then calls Doctor Petrov telling him there has been a terrible accident.

The differences between the book and the film.
The first major difference between the book is in the fact that the political officer hasn’t no name at no point does ramius or Borodin use the man name, all that happens is ramus walks through the ship to be informed that the political officer is already sat in the captain’s cabin. Yet in the book the political officer is stood with Borodin and then walks with the captain in to the cabin. Also Ramius show giving orders before walking out of the bridge but here everything happens around him and his main priority is find out the orders. 

Establishing the fact that ramius likes to have half trained officers or farmboy’s straight out of the Academy is another difference only to be later altered to the fact that the political officer says the captain of the ship they are about to rendezvous with was once an ex student of Ramius.

The Bible verse that Ramius wife has supposedly wrote and underline is shorthand for the conflict that ramius is now feeling between the motherland and his own ideas, and in fact in the book the political officer has no knowledge of Ramius wife accident, and finally the way ramius kills the political officer in the book he kicks his legs from underneath and he knocks his head against the bulkhead table but here ramius comes from behind the gentlemen and one swift movement breaks the man’s neck.

What I think.
As before we have the same basic plot as chapters in the Book Ramius and the political officer have a conversation one of them ends up dead and the other replaces his original orders, but the ramius we are shown in film is subtly different to the ramus in the books. Ramius in the books is a more hands on officer shown giving orders and to have already established a working relationship with many of the crew. Who goes out of his way to shape the young minds on his boat. But on the film we have man that stands apart who’s men already know there work assignments, and who has a dislike for the political system much like in the book.

The political office of the book is more of a cypher trying to integrate himself into the crew rather than stand outside and report what he says to his superior officers trying to be liked. the one on flim however has no such redeeming features, it is shown has access to every member of the group including the captain personal Effects he reads Ramius wife’s journal and then says he is only doing his job. And then fakes insincerity when trying to apologise the death of Ramius is his wife.

It is a very neat trick for the Russian characters to begin the film speaking Russian only subtitling the more important parts and then using a known Bible verse to switch to English so it is not a very caring effect when suddenly they can speak perfectly clear and be understood by everybody.

This chapter of the DVD takes place on two sets, Ramius walking though the bridge of the submarine and then to his cabin, for the whole 6 1/2 minutes which I am guessing for a blockbuster for that time was unheard, just two people talking and ending with a death.

Well want was the two keys one safe chapter next week will be caterpillar drive which I hope you can join me for. As always if you have done thanks for reading and see next week.

Advertisements

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter One – Turbulence.

The blog following  has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

Chapter One – Turbulence 0:00:00 – 0:12:46

One screen we see printed in white letters
In November of 1984 shortly before Gorbachev come to power a typhoon class Soviet sub safest just south of the Grand Banks it then sank in deep water apparently suffering irradiation problem unconfirmed reports indicated some of the crew were rescued to reported statements by post Soviet and American government’s nothing of what you’re about to see ever happened.

The screen goes blank once again, and we are show Captain Marko Ramius (Sir Sean Connery) as he looks out over Polijarny Inlet North of Soviet sub base near murmansk (the printed on screen) Someone comes behind him Captain Borodin (Sam Neill) and wishes him a good morning in Russian underneath there are subtitles in English, To which she replies cold and hard. We are then shown the submarine there standing on as it he’s being pulled out to sea by for small dogs the gentleman with Marko Ramius says it is time and they’re both agree. The credits roll above the action as the sub is pulled out, In red lettering and in Russian the words Red October appear there is a swipe and they turn into English. 

As the rest of the credits play out we are shown blueprints, schematics, models and computer read outs as a gentleman works at a computer desk, he switches off the small laptop puts a few papers into a briefcase and then we are shown an image of a little girl as she looks up at Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) tells the little girl she should be up stairs sleeping and then we move to a woman standing on the stairs and then a second woman (we later finds out her name is Sally Jack Ryan’s wife played by Gates McFadden) a very posh English accent talking to the woman she tells her one story and two glasses of water. Jack Ryan and the posh lady are dress to walk out of the house, the posh lady tells Jack he will miss his flight Jack tells little girl that when he’s on his business trip he will bring back Stanley girls teddy bear a little brother. We then cut to London Heathrow Airport International departures outside in the rain, a black Land Rover pulls up driven by the posh lady and Jack Ryan exits into the terminal itself. 

Now on the plane Jack Ryan his ass by the stewardess he wants anything it is still continue to rain outside the plane in fact it looks like a storm Jack replays no he doesn’t need anything the stewardess points out if he actually sleeps the flight may go a little faster but Jack Ryan then says he doesn’t sleep on planes because of the turbulence, then goes into a technical explanation on how turbulence works to emphasize the point the camera zooms in on to his coffee cup as it rattles in its saucer, the credits are still being shown on screen as Jack walks through the airport. Two gentleman approach Jack Ryan as he walks through one asked him if he is Dr Ryan and the other waits a few steps behind all three of them Sean riding in a car to Central Intelligence Agency headquarters Langley Virginia. Behind a desk Admiral Greer (James Earl Jones) Stands up and shakes hands with Ryan as he walks through his office door Admiral Greer offers Jack coffee and they talked about Jack’s family and his little girl, Admiral Greer then asks Jack what’s so important to get Jack on a plane at 2 o’clock in the morning,

Jack Ryan then lays out to black and white photographs saved British Intelligence took these two days ago they are believed to be the Red October the latest typhoon class Admiral Greer takes one of the photographs of the table and study is it Ryan tells him that the captain of the submarine is Ramius, Greer then asks rain if he is one of his to which line replies yes I did the biography of him last year. He then goes into a small history of Marko he’s checking out every single attack but for the last 10 years and has very good political connections antidotes the Russians call him the Vilnius schoolmaster.

Greer’s next question is what are the doors are Ryan has no idea and no do the British but they have friends who think they know the answer and he requests permission to show the pictures to Skip Tyler, Greer knows of skip Tyler but Ryan quickly goes into a potted history and tells great that is clearance is top secret or better and he’s been cheating at the Academy since the last of his leg in an automobile accident. Greer it’s the telephone and all is a car for Jack Ryan to be downstairs in 10 minutes. Ryan looks at Greer who simply says that the Red October was picked up on a satellite few hours ago

The screen fades to black and then becomes blue and we hear the sound of whale song and the outer hull and engine noise of USS Dallas Los Angeles class attack submarine 100 miles north west of Polijarny Inlet. On the inside we see to men working at very a impressive sonar station, one asks the other what can you hear to which the reply is I’m not sure yet but after moving a few switches is able to distinguish the sound, the gentleman asking the questions has he feets up on one of the chairs as the other works at the controls the printer in the corner kicks into life and prints out what it believes the sound could be a biologic the gentleman working the controls whose name is Beaumont (Ned Vaughn) asks what is meant by a biologic and guy with his feet up who is called Jones (Courtney B. Vance) tell him it’s a whale a marine mammal which knows a lot about Sonar than he does.

Beaumont signs and a third man enters the little sonar area, and he then it goes on to explain if Jones keeps ragging on him to much he should ask him about Pavarotti, The third man Chief of the Boat (this gentlemens character does not have a name he’s just referred to in the credits chief of the boat Larry Ferguson) then tells Beaumont about Jones play classical music out of the sonar System so that everyone in the Navy including a boat out in Pearl Harbour can hear it they are certainly interrupted by the sonar system as a red light on the control panel begins to flash it’s a distant contact beginning to submerge Jones thinks it’s a missile boat coming out of the inlet which he calls it into Captain Bart Mancuso, (Scott Glenn) who tells him to start tracking it and he will be into the sonar room in a minute.

The differences between the book and the film –
At the beginning of the film we are told that we are watching a true account of a incident which happened in 1984, the history books however say none of these actually took place.

Well the first chapter of the book is exclusively about Marko Ramius, the Russian Navy Fleet and the Red October, but what get here what we get is 5 minutes in the company of the Russian crew as it is taken out to see, we are then introduced to Jack Ryan doesn’t appear in the book until the 4th day or Chapter 4 

All the Marko Ramius biography that we have lived through and felt through the last three chapters is passed off to Jack Ryan as he gives an extremely potted history to Admiral Greer, after he makes the trip from England to CIA headquarters is quite clever to use the transition from there as an opening sequence so you can get the credits out of the way and establish both character and setting.

As Jack Ryan briefs Admiral Greer, skip Tyler is mentioned and the established intelligence information from the British Navy is also alluded to.

We then have Jones being introduced the sonar officer onboard the Dallas, and again pretty much of his back story is passed off by adding a few lines to a third character needing to be told the information  from chief of the boat who in the film doesn’t have a name but in the book is called Mr Thompson. Jones is established by quickly as a teacher so therefore a clever person without going into very much detail.

So within 12 minutes we have captain Marko ramius the dark forbidding a Russian officer of the red october Jack Ryan something in the CIA Admiral Greer his boss and the captain, chief of the boat and sauna operator of the Dallas. All with their define goals, And role within the structure of the story. But it also leaves out the hierarchical structure for the Russian Navy and some Marko Ramius motivation if in fact it is the same thing as the book.

Ok so that’s the first chapter of the DVD compared to the first chapter of the book I know it’s quite a big thing and the first chapter in the book is very plain yet the first chapter DVD, covers a lot more ground and does established 1 or 2 characters quite quickly. But we are at the same point the red october has been launched with Marko ramius charged CIA analysis officer Jack Ryan is looking into the outer doors on the boat and the USS Dallas has noticed her leaving the shipyards,

 I hope you can join me next week as we start chapter 2 of the DVD called Two Keys One Safe and as always if you have been thank you for Reading.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD Introduction.

The blog following  has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning. 

Last week we finished the book version of The Hunt for Red October but this week we are going to begin with a small introduction to the flim version of The Hunt for Red October, The vision of the film we are going to use that this is a special collector’s edition, widescreen collection from Paramount, rated PG 

Here now is what the back of the DVD case reads.

Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

Well that’s slightly different from the back of the book already so we’ll have to see which way it goes, the way I’m going to do this is the DVD has been split into 13 chapters each with their own title. So what we’re going to do is there going to do one chapter per blog entry I will write out what I see on screen as accurately as possible and then compare it to what that chapters are to the chapters in the book.

The DVD chapter titles are as follows

  1. Turbulence
  2. Two Keys, One Safe
  3. Caterpillar drive
  4. Ryan’s Briefing
  5. Sub Plots
  6. Thor’s Twins
  7. Evasive Action
  8. Crazy Ivans
  9. Rendezvous
  10. Periscope Depth
  11. East meets West
  12. Battle Stations
  13. Home Free.

    I will not be passing judgement on the acting skill, special effects or anything else apart from the storyline itself. I will use the actors names only once in the first blog entry and then referred to them only as their character names after that to avoid any confusion for example Sean Connery apparently is portraying Captain Marko Ramius I will put Sean Connery name in brackets when he is first mentioned or first appears on screen and then afterwards I would just say Captain ramius or Marcus after that.

    So if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week as we begin again for the hunt for the Red October.

    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Eighteenth Day. (Last Book Chapter)

    The blog following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

    The Red October is heading west.
    The Americans want her.
    The Russians want her back
    And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

    Recap the Seventeeth day -The Americans fooled the Russians into thinking that Red October is at the bottom sea, Most of her crew I now safely on their way home back to Russia itself, So the Russian Navy is also given the order to return home all apart from one ship who slips through the Americans sonar system and begins to search.
    The small convoy made up of the Red October the Dallas and the small submersible vehicle and making their way to the Norfolk Naval Dock each leapfrogging the other at a 10 mile radius when the Russian submarine comes in contact with them the Americans could not fire on the Russians and the Russians cannot fire on the Americans. But the Russians release a missile and target the Red October and with the help of the deep sea submersible vehicle they are able to avoid being killed the Russian ship them rams day October and ends up sinking to the bottom with all hands lost. The convoy 10 group together and then head to Norfolk.

    THE EIGHTEENTH DAY MONDAY 20 DECEMBER – pages 461 to 469

    The Red October.
    Mancuso Ryan and Ramius all stand on the outside of the red October’s control tower she has been made ship-shape enough to carry on on her own steam, with the Dallas and Pogy submerge somewhere after adding for additional interference so they cannot be picked up on any sonra or radio. They talk about what it means to be truly free and ramius is surprised that they might run into a member of the public as they enter the Norfolk Channel. Ramius asks the men about their families and if they have wives to which Mancuso replies he will miss another Christmas as their ship will be sent out again. Ryan tells her that he’s on family as well and says that when everything is straightened out you would like to get everybody together for a meal and have the CIA paid for it.

    Norfolk Virginia
    20 minutes later they are at their destination huge concrete box over 800 feet long larger than it had to be covered with a steel roof over satellite could not see what was inside.
    With help the red october is locked into place and ramius gives the order to the remaining crew to come top side of the boat is then asked by Dan Foster chief naval operations Norfolk for permission to come aboard.
    Ryan is then takeaway in gray chevy and then fly by helicopter back to the CIA headquarters by this time he is too tired to argue and think much of the pain of the journey

    CIA HEADQUARTERS
    Back where it all began Ryan is debrief and he is very upset that they couldn’t rescue the other members at the Russian submarine that run into the red october but as one of the Admirals points out there at war and if they were to rescue the crew members what would they have worked for in the end. All Ryan really wants to do is go home but he’s pleased to find out the British office it will be ok

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard
    The crewmen of the Dallas are back to their boat and ordered to stay out for 30 Day more during which time the crew will be encouraged to forget everything they have seen heard or wondered about.
    The red october sits alone in the dried up as the water slowly drains away from her already a select group of engineers and technicians for beginning her inspection.
    As for Ramius and his officers their person gear was taking off and they were taken by bus to the same airfield wine use an hour later they were in a CIA safe house in the Rolling Hills of charlottesville Virginia.

    Dulles International Airport
    Ryan missed the sunrise be bordered the TWA 747 that left us on time 7:05 in the morning sky overcast and Ryan did something he never done before for the first time in his life Jack Ryan fell asleep on an airplane.

    What I think – well that’s the end of it the end of The Hunt for Red October book and like I said in the previous blog post the book and it ended in the last chapter with them heading literally into the sunset for Norfolk this chapter seems to be just tying up all the loose Ends, Well some of the Loose Ends anyway the Russian spy for 1 I don’t think really had a proper ending and the interesting part I think would be to see what captain ramius would be like after a year in the Americas. All in all it’s very enjoyable but if you’d like to find point and the little details that Mr Tom Clancy seems to enjoy putting into his books that go back stories of many of the characters and the history of pieces of equipment that are used.
    Next week we shall begin the film version of the book how much will translate from page to screen is yet to be seen and I have a feeling that some of the chapters within the DVD setup will be smaller than the pages of the book I will have to work out where exactly to compare it to and not end up boring both myself and you the reader.

    So as always if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week as we restart telling the tale for the the hunt for Red October.

    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Seventeenth Day.

    The blog following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

    The Red October is heading west.
    The Americans want her.
    The Russians want her back
    And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

    Recap the Sixteenth day – All the crew of the red october apart from its offices and now a board to us ships that take them to the docks in DC they are then taken on a tour through DC and then eventually onto a commercial plane back to Russia all the time under the watchful eyes of the Russian political offices they are shocked to discover the freedom and the availability of food that they were told westerners do not have .
    As for the officers on the red october the ones who have been shot a recovering nicely and they have a philosophical conversation with Jack Ryan and the skeleton crew of the dalles who are abroad to help them pilot the ship to safe Harbour.
    The American President and the Russian ambassador have a quiet heated conversation on how the crew are being treated and if any are to be left behind the Russian ambassador accuses the Americans of torture and brainwashing.

    THE SEVENTEENTH DAY SUNDAY 19 DECEMBER pages 413 – 460

    The Red October
    Eight hours and they will be in Norfolk, the American crew working the controls as together with the remaining Russians they follow the Dallas, the Pogy trailing. The caterpillar drives have been switched off. Ramius is still a little up set about being found so early. He is also trying to get grips with the ethnic diverse crew and the fact that the Americans have volunteers rather than conscription in the army. Ryan is still texts get to grips with the steering on October.

    The V.K.Konovalov
    Unlike the rest of the fleet, Tupolev was to move west getting lost in The Shuffle and observe and hopefully find the Wreck of the Red October for themselves.

    The Pentagon
    Admiral Forest if they had more cover general Harris explains they can’t be too obvious the Russians would be watching all the way home and the HMS invisible is now out of the operation and halfway home itself.

    The New Jersey
    Commander Eaton a flag officer of the New Jersey is happy it’s all over and nothing happened and he’s looking forward to his crew being home for Christmas.

    The Red October
    The pogy it was now 10 miles ahead of the October and the Dallas the idea was that after she had gone ahead and listen for 10 minutes a single ping from her active sonar would signal that the 10 miles to the pogy and the 20 or so miles beyond that were clear the pogy it would drift slowly to confirm this and the mile to the red october East and the Dallas West was full speed ahead to leapfrog 10 miles beyond each other.
    Jones have been working with the other Russian officer and they talk a lot mostly about what Jones was doing before he joined the navy the fact that he studied electrical engineering with a strong minor in cybernetics and the fact that he really enjoys being a sonar chief.
    And then Jonesy let him know all about buying a computer and little about the company and how it works on the submarine.

    The V.K. Konovalov
    The orders were passed by word of mouth the Konovalov was now on silent running, until further notice the crew were on a strict diet of cheese sandwiches as cooking meant moving metal parts on metal grates, anyone who made a sound would attract attention of the captain and everybody knew what that meant.

    SOSUS Control
    They have been told about the USS Georgia a clip of missile boat with a partially damaged turbine being escorted by two pairs of attack but their job is to make sure she is not followed back in to Norfolk by any trailing Russian submarines.

    The Red October
    While Shepherds watched again it should be nearly five hours are long time to sit in one to the 8th power estimate have been very optimistic or his misunderstood them everybody on the boat except the Cook was looking tired.

    The Dallas/The Pogy
    The best parts to the pub at 32 knots leapfrogging again lieutenant Commander willy Chambers did not like being blind, Polegate noted her passage and turned to allow the lateral array to track the Red October knots Pogy sonar chief now she said to his companion the Dallas doesn’t make that much at thirty

    The V.K Konovalov
    To the south of submarine Bay here and nights of Captain Tupolev orders the reactor to be switched the further reducing noise and they able to work out that it is a Los Angeles class submarine doing 35 knots

    The Dallas
    They signal the pogy and then the pogy signs the red october telling them it is cleared for another 10 miles the pogy moves followed by the US navy’s newest boat

    The V.K. Konovalov
    Tow more submarines one singles group the other twin screw whatever was coming seems to be coming right father well he keeps the imperialists something after all

    The Red October
    Mancuso takes over Ryan position at the wheel there another 4 hours tops to arrive at Norfolk the idea is to arrived after dark.

    The Pogy/The Red October
    The pogy storm passed the Dallas at 30 knots and continued of 20 minutes stopping 11 miles beyond her, miles 3 from the Konovalov

    The V. K. Konovalov
    They identify the ship but don’t know whether it’s an Ohio with one propeller or two so they make course to intercept it.

    The Pogy
    The Pogy hears the submarine for the first time and can’t identified but knows it’s coming in red hot.

    The Red October
    Jones hears two pings

    The Dallas
    The Dallas hears the danger signal and calls an all stop.

    The Red October
    Mancuso thinks should stop, but Ramius disagrees, as the danger signal was not repeated.

    The Pogy
    They kill power on the pogy and begin to search for the submarine.

    The Dallas
    On the Dallas they noticed a pogy is not pinging something and that is another submarine out there but were.

    The Pogy
    The boomer is now between the target and the pogy. So they signal again danger danger

    The Red October
    Finally the red October’s switches off all power and Jonesy begins to sweep and check find out what exactly is out there

    The Dallas
    They’re trying to locate the submarine using one ping but it is not enough for firing solution.

    The V K Konovalov
    Tupolev winced he had acted to soon, he should have waited until they were past, but then if he had waited that long he would have had to move and now he had all three of them hovering nearby or most still.

    The Red October
    Ryan makes back into the control room and asks what the problem there is a hostile submarine out there and there is a contact to the north west range unknown probably not very far we know for sure it’s not one of us Norfolk says this area is clear which leaves one possibility that they drift.

    The Dallas
    The Dallas move back South, problem was neither but had authority to shoot both attack submarines operating the normal Rules of Engagement, Arcade Fire only in self-defence and only to defend the red october. the question was whether the alpha you what the red october was.

    The V K Konovalov
    They move towards the Alfa

    The Pogy
    Amanda Woods debated whether or not to get another bearing with active song decided against it if used at keeps on his position would be likely of that a policeman looking for a burglar in the dark.

    The Red October
    The red october was moving north east at 6 knots, The Konovalov was coming south east at 3 The Pogy was heading south ease the Dallas South at 15. All boats submarines right now within a 6 mile diameter circle all converging at the same point.

    The V K Konovalov
    For whatever reason the Americans had chosen to play the Conservatives game that he had not expected the smart thing he thought would have been bought one of the attack boat to have chosen to close in and harass them.
    The sonar man notices an odd sound in his set it lasts only a few seconds and then it’s gone some far of seismic rumble.

    The Red October
    Jonesy doesn’t like the passive Russian sonar as it’s not up to the same drill so he’s basically not blind but almost just as bad.

    The V K Konovalov
    The have contact Captain Tupolev can’t believe it the sound it the Red October, but his zampolit wants to contact Moscow but by the time they have contacted Moscow Red October would have gone there is no other thing for the captain and the politics officer to make notes in the logs and the captain to take responsibility if anything goes wrong they have to destroy the Red October.

    The Red October
    They are being ping port side mid shift maybe a little forward not one of those.

    The Pogy
    They hear the ping and moved to one third towards the sound

    The V K Konovalov
    Moving closer to a range of 7000 yards they have a firing solution the chief fire control supervisor quickly entered the data into the computer and it with a simple matter of geometry the outer torpedo doors are open and the tubes are flooded.

    The Pogy
    Hear the torpedo doors open

    The V K Konovalov
    fire two torpedoes

    The Red October
    Jones hears the two torpedoes and orders left full rudder down.

    The Pogy
    The pogy hear the torpedo targeting the boomer

    The Dallas
    The Dallas hear them too,

    The Red October
    Jones gives Ryan a course to move out of the way

    The Pogy
    The exec asks can the shoot at the alfa the captain says no

    The V K Konovalov
    The two mark C torpedoes were charging at 41 yards at slow speed of this range so they could easily be guided by the sonar system they projected 6 minutes with one minute already completed.

    The Red October
    Ramius is using a tactic that Mancuso doesn’t like turning into the fish,to minimize the target profile and if the October were to dive all the better

    The V K Konovalov
    Tupolev knows the moves Ramius moves and now tires the reach the bottom first

    The Red October
    As they head down Ramius gives the order the send out decoys which will jam the torpedoes.

    The V K Konovalov
    The jamming works and Tupolev tells them to be careful.

    The Red October
    Jones counts the torpedoes movements number one is two thousand yard number two is 2300 yards.

    The Pogy
    The pogy sends out a timed wave in the hope it interfere with the Konovalov soanr

    The Red October
    The first torpedo has missed them and under them but number two is still locked on

    The V K Konovalov
    The 500 pound warhead struck the target a glancing blow off of midships just forward of the control room it exploded in millisecond later.

    The Red October
    The Force of the explosion had torn a hole 12 feet across and shredded the interior ballast tanks baffles and ruptured a half a dozen air flasks not already much of the forcecd had but already much of the force had dissipated the final damage was done to 30 of the large nickel cadmium battery cells Soviet engineers had place that deliberately. After being knocked out of his chair Ryan with the impact he was back on his feet trying to determine if his instruments still worked.
    Ramius give the orders for the submarine to go even further down.

    The V K Konovalov
    The explosion had greatly disturbed the water there were rumblings and echoes of the initial impact we’ve been through the scenes of creating an impossible situation for the sauna mad to hear correctly.

    The Dallas
    On the Dallas they’re having the same problem captain decides to go down and try and find the alpha in the hopes that you will be alive.

    The Red October
    The red october moves quicker than expected down to the surface but the radio room is full of water and a pubs are automatically kicking in. Mancuso thought to himself they might just survive after all in that case he have to give his boat plans a closer look

    The Dallas
    The sonar gets the sound of water pumps so they plot the boomers course

    The V K Konovalov
    Moves closer towards the sounds Tupolev has no idea if the red October is down

    The Pogy
    The pogy is within 2000 yards of the Konovalov.

    The Red October
    Jones is given permission to communicate with the Dallas.

    The Dallas
    After talking to John’s at the Dallas deploys counter measures try and divert the Russian submarine.

    The Red October
    The red october proceeds now on a north Easterly course

    The V K Konovalov
    The captain of the Russian submarine is not convinced of the American Digger for Currys on following the red october he knows the Americans will not shoot him without asking permission first.

    The Red October
    But then Ramius is realises he must go back and help the Dallas because they cannot shoot, Mancuso doesn’t like this but he knows it’s the best and cleverest way to escape.

    The Dallas
    The Dallas know they have not been heard by anybody, so they move in to help.

    The Pogy
    It’s commader does not have a clue what to do nex.

    The V K Konovalov
    On their sonar they pick up movement in the water and the captain wants to know where there is the Red October but the sonar man does not think it could be.

    The Dallas
    The Dallas moves into position using it under ice sonar they don’t believe the Russians know about

    The V K Konovalov
    A high frequency sound hits the Russian ship and they now know it could be the Red October

    The Red October
    They move the Red October into rent and are given a firing solution

    The V K Konovalov
    On the Soviet submarine they work out the that submarine in front of them is not the Red October in is in fact the Dallas so they then turn a submarine around to face the Red October.

    The Red October
    The crew on the red october still do not know that they are in danger so they wait to see how the full turn is completed.

    The V K Konovalov
    The very second the Russians have completed their term the catching orders them to fire.

    The Red October
    The red october closes the gap and the torpedo hits the side of the hull with a soft bang

    The V K Konovalov
    The reason the torpedoes of did not go off is because of the safety locks that the captain had left on he set the firing solution to fast and not remembered and the red october to close the gap. but they are still on a collision course.

    The Red October
    The Red October rammed The Konovalov just aft of midship at the 30 degree angle, the force of the collision ruptured the Konovalov the titanium pressure Hull and crumpled the October’s bow as if it were a beer can.

    The V K Konovalov
    The only Marcus on the submarines grave with a mass of bubbles as it made its way to the seabed all hands lost.

    The Red October
    As the crew of the Red October and Ryan recovers ramius begins to blow up the ballast tanks and they fly almost heading to the surface.

    The Dallas
    The crew of the Dallas know someone has hit something so there to head periscope depth up to the surface themselves.

    The Red October
    The October was now sitting still on the surface down by the bath and listening 12 degrees to put from the vented ballast tanks.

    The Dallas
    The crew of the Dallas at able to see that the red october is the safe ond and asked out standing waiting for a fire and rescue team.

    The Red October
    The damage was not as they had feared. The torpedo room had not been flooded a sensor damaged by the impact had given a false reading. The red october was now unable to dive deep into the water It would take longer than they though to get Norfolk to but they would get there.

    What I think – that was a very painful chapter, not only it’s size but the fact that you kept bouncing around from one to the other submarines to little submersible vehicles and then adding information that was not really needed when all the sentence or a smaller paragraph would have done. At some stages I’m sure he just put the pogy in there to add variety so he didn’t start repeating himself as it went from place to place it may be exciting to read but to read and then try and break into simple paragraphs or sentences very difficult to do.

    Next week will be the last chapter of the book and after looking at the book is only 4 pages long the shortest chapter so far exactly what is in there I have no idea because it feels as if the book is over already.

    So that’s your lot for this week and if you have done thanks for reading and I hope you can join me for that

    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Sixteenth Day.

    The blog following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

    The Red October is heading west.
    The Americans want her.
    The Russians want her back
    And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

    Recap the fifteenth day – Jack Ryan and the remaining crew of the Red October meet up with the Dallas and have medical team to see to the people who have been shot, and then join by a small crew from the Dallas who will help take the Red October into US waters.

     The Russian for their part are being told of the death of the officers on the Red October and as proof they are shown the wreckage of Russian submarine sat at the bottom on the sea bed, but two of the Russian government officials don’t fully believe it.

    The are doing there best to turn the spy who has been working for the US Senate and pull out there inbeded spy in Russia.

    THE SIXTEENTH DAY SATURDAY 17 DECEMBER pages 389 – 412

    The East Coast
    The pigeon with the Russian crew, make their way to the docks, The trip has hard for them with remaining offices making sure they’re contact with their American counterparts it’s kept to a minimum. Even when they offered Asylum by the Americans on the Pigeon this also is very difficult to do when they dock a marine band meets them and a big literally fanfare is given in their honour even the United States press turn up so the sailors have to pretend none of them speak English. By this time some of the crew expect it states bit steady so they can experience American hospitality in full. As they head into Washington they are showing the real American Dream every household having a car, I and the free museums, later the political officer may tell them that it was all a lie all the shop but who could deny all this activity at a moments notice.

    Washington DC
    The Russian ambassador now believes the crew of Red October have been kidnapped by the United States government, but the Ambassador to the US is quick to point out that last year offices of the Soviet armed forces of money women and other enticements to the crew members of an American boat that was rescued by the Russians last year. But the Russian ambassador still insists all crew members will be sent back to Russia but the Ambassador them points out that all men are free to do as they wish, and if they want to return to Russia they will he also points out that there is now a Russian submarine called the red october 300 miles from the American coast
    When the Russian ambassador leaves the president says they may not keep the Secret of the Red October for very long but he wishes to meet the crew members who wish to stay.

    Tyuratam, USSR
    Albatross 8 passed over Pimlico Sound at the 11:31 local time respond programming is designed to trace thermal receptors over the entire visible Horizon and interrogate everything in sight,And now thanks to the clear whether the Russians are able to see there are three submarines moving around in the water. And the technicians using the equipment muse that it is a pity their feet are being recalled as it would be interesting to track them.

    Soviet Naval High Command Moscow.
    The heads of the Navy are now recalling the submarine fleet but are also going to use this opportunity to keep back one or two submarines to spy on the sea bed

    The New Jersey
    The Captain watches the crew finish there drills and is thankful when the Russian boat Kirov start to head home.

    Dulles International Airport
    The Soviets send a Aeroflot Illyushin Il-62 to retrieve the men of the Red October and when they both played one of the KGB officers begins to interrogate interview it’s crew, But there is no evidence or conclusive proof that Ramius acted in anyway contrary to Russian beliefs and political systems and in fact the whole thing does appear to be an accident.

    The Red October
    Ramius is now up and walking around Ryan asks him about what the letter he sent to his superiors actually said and Mancuso points out that they were lucky to find him if the Dallas had done on time they would have been too close to the shore and not been able to find him. They give Ramius an American plate of food and he’s quite surprised about the size of the portions and Ryan goes on to talk about how a supermarket works even in the winter time. Questions fly back and forth between all three Men and Ryan sees that men from two different places and two different cultures trying to find common ground both sides reaching out to the other Andy hopes they would succeed and make the transition from communism To Freedom it was people like those who have built the American dream and people like those who were going to maintain it.

    What I Think – the world has opened up from the small cramped feelings of the ships and submarines, to the to the flash bulbs and media spotlight for the crew of the Red October are there taking off the rescue ship, and bust around from Norfolk to DC and then on to Airfield all the time seeing glimpses of the American way of life but yet eventually to be trapped and imprisoned by their own people, and then back we had to the cramped conditions of the Red October and the fleets of ships out see the contrast quite striking and it’s quite impressed if that even today after how many years has books been out it’s still holds up.
    There are two chapters left and exactly what they have left for the Red October and her offices is anybody’s guess either vague recollection of the film ending but there is too much alterations so far in the book to have the great dramatic ending I believe there is as Jack Ryan is painted as a hero.

    That’s your lot for this week and as always if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter.

    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Fifteen Day.

    The blog following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

    The Red October is heading west.
    The Americans want her.
    The Russians want her back
    And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

    Recap the fourteenth day – Two Russian speaking officers who will help Jack Ryan when he makes contact with the red october crash into the sea leaving a question mark or whether the mission can continue.So Jack has to pick a British officers can speak Russian,The USS pigeon in the Ethan Allen meet at the set location and Jack and office at Williams at transferred to the pigeon

    The pigeon manages to dock with the red october and they begin to evacuate the crew members who wish to leave and return to Russia Ramuis and his officers remain a board but one of the crew members has secreted himself away between the reactor core and the bulkhead.

    Back in the CIA headquarters the Americans are trying to pull up the Russian officer spy from the hospital he is in. As the American officers try to do exactly the same for the Russian officer of the Russian submarine they found.

    The crew member of board the red october begins to threaten Jack Ryan and the remaining Russian officers but Rami a steps forward and shoots the gentleman.

    As the red october removed itself from the area the Ethan Allen is blown to kingdom come.

    THE FIFTEENTH DAY 17th DECEMBER pages 361- 388

    Ocracoke Inlet
    After 18 hours inside the Red October the three ships the Porgy, the dalles and the October itself through a moonless dark Sky make their way through to Ocracoke inlet as they make their way into the inlet the zodiac type rubber dinghy with an outboard motor zooms towards them and asks if they need anything to which Ryan replies they need a doctor.

    The Dallas.
    Mancuso gives the order for ten men including a medic to make their way to the Red October.

    Cherry Point, North Carolina
    Commander Ed Noyes is air lifted to the sea stallion

    Pamlico Sound
    The Dallas pulls next to the Red October, both the medical team and the captain Mancuso are giving permission to come aboard. Mancuso even brings sonar operator jones with him. He Bugayev and Captain Borodin talk about how they were able track the Red October and to get the ship to ship working again.
    The zodiac then delivered food of the men, and a few minutes late Jones went back to the Dallas. Manion then ask Borodin if he can take the depth gauge from the October what reason he is not exactly sure.
    Doctor Noyes is a little shocked to find out he’s being dropped to a russian submarine, Ryan explains the best he can and tells him about the gunshot wounds to the captain and William’s. Noyes goes to work.
    Josie comes back with a video tape machine and the television as well as some food, After Jones fixtures up a sonar communication. Mancuso asks Borodin for permission to dive and is given it. But borodin begins to feel as if she’s lost control

    The White House
    Dr. Pelt is on the phone to the Russian ambassador and tells him that the USS pigeon and rescue the crewmen of the Red October, as it blew up because of the reactor problems but unfortunately was not able to rescue the officers the crew are now on their way directly to Washington.

    The Pentagon
    Skip Tyler is told that the plan has gone well, and if he wants he can become part of the navy again. Even with his missing leg. But turns them down.

    The Red October
    With crew working away at the controls of the Red October, Ryan finds a bottle of vodka takes mouthful and ends up sleeping on a bunk.

    The Sea Cliff
    The Sea Cliff was a small rugged research submarine used mainly for oceanographic tasks, its job is the help and locate what is left of the Red October on board the seacliffe is Russian captain Kaganovich he tells the crew that the submarine they find is not be touched and tells the the crew that it is an expiration vehicle not a missile boat, So the crew find out they are very annoyed with a captain and make a break straight for the surface without him being able to see much more.

    The USS Austin
    Captain Kaganovich is it able to signal to Moscow they have found the Red October

    The Red October
    Six hours later on the real red october Ryan wakes up to the end credits of the ET film, the Russians think that all children in the film behave like that in America free is there a term for it Mancuso explains that some do and some don’t.
    Ryan asks the doctor how William’s is and is told he will make it, and so will Captain Ramius. The Doctor them asks what the real story is and Borodin tells him that they are all become American citizens.

    Moscow
    Narmonov and comrade general secretary Gorshkov are briefed about want has happened to the Red October but Gorshkov thinks its very clever piece of this information. So they begin a KGB investigation into the same as business along 2 lines one group will investigate information from the agent in Washington and the other will proceed in the assumption that the letter from a captain ramius was in fact fake.

    What I think -So the plan worked the red October is now under the control of the Americans and a great Russian officers will become American citizens very shortly, deep in darkest Moscow the people who didn’t act or did act for the greater good of the political party are under investigation and Jack Ryan has been bounced about from boat to ship to plane to Submarine and now is semi drunk in the bottom of a bunk on the Red October, 

    It’s not your usual spy story that’s for sure because most of the action is not focused on one character is spread around from the CIA to the KGB to the characters on the 3rd October and the Dallas in to Malvern by leaps from each point to British ships and two planes it’s quiet a read nice but only in small chunks, I wouldn’t spend days or weeks trying to read it all at once it is one chapter at a time so of a book. I think there are three more chapters left what exactly happens in these two chapters I’m not exactly am not sure but it will be fun finding out.

    So that’s you lot for this week, and as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.


    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Fourteenth Day.

    The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

    The Red October is heading west.
    The Americans want her.
    The Russians want her back
    And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

    Recap the thirteenth day – The Dallas have been keeping up with the red october and invincible watches as they move around the see it then sends two helicopters and the red october breaches the surface. Ramius then it’s taking a back when the Invincible signals to him though Morse code a personal message telling him that most of his Navy or after him and he needs to head to a new grid reference. Jack Ryan then tells the CIA.

    In Washington the CIA have to deal with their own problems not only a senator who is questioning their actions about why the US Navy out playing around with the British fleet but the aid to the Senator who turns out to be a spy and is arrested by a member of the CIA.

    When the red october reaches given to them by invincible the reactor engine starts to play up and the red october is forced once again to breach the surface.

    THE FOURTEENTH DAY, THURSDAY, 16 DECEMBER pages 321 to 359

    A Super Stallion
    The helicopters mission was to fly specifically to the HMS Invincible from there they would fly to the HMS pigeon, but I’m no to both pilots there is a fracture in the transmission casing.

    Harrier 2-0
    The harrier flown by lieutenant Parker is the escort for the super Stallion helicopter as a search in the water for a contact.

    Super Stallion
    In the middle of a transmission to the harrier the super stallion in begins instantly dispute lubricant oil behind the rotor hub and suddenly everything freezes the rotary blades twist and the stallion savagely drops and rotates in midair jerking the two pilots out there seats commander Marcks begins and Mayday call but it’s too late

    Harrier 2-0
    Lieutenant Parker radios control, and tells them what has happened he is then giving instructions to stay in the area as they Mount sea rescue for What Remains of the crew.

    The Invincible
    Jack watches from the Bridge as a Medics carry the structure of a Crewman from the stallion is then given what The Truman was carrying a small metal Briefcase, Admiral white quarters they open the Briefcase and mine reads a very heavy sigh, the mission it’s been set out in black and white round then gets a call the president and he’s told that you can order him to do this but he knows what is extinct Ryan then asks for some help and he told he can only bring one British officer this up with him.
    Admiral white gathers together for Lieutenant’s under the age of 30 and it’s planes Ryan needs an officer to accompany on a voluntary basis of a mission of the upmost importance and secretive. The man the volunteers is Mr Owen Williams.

    33n 75w
    The Scamp rendezvous with the Ethan Allen a few minutes after midnight and then later joined by the power diesel vessel USS pigeon.

    The Red October
    Melekhin tells both Ramius and the rest of the crew they have no other option they must continue to work on the diesel engine allowed ramius begins to question whether the Sabotage is part of somebody’s plan and not an accident and out loud he begins to shake his we cannot risk the Americans getting their hands on our submarine.

    CIA HEADQUARTERS.
    Judge Moore calls senator Donaldson into the office and the FBI and CIA know that Donaldson told his aide about the fake mission, and that a spy in Russia has already been killed, they are going to turn his aide Mr Henderson in spy and the senator himself will retire.

    The Pigeon
    Ryan and William uneventfully reach the destination.

    The Dallas
    Mancuso received a lengthy Eyes Only transmission which takes him a few minutes to decrypt when he has done so he is smiling from ear to ear.

    The Pigeon
    Ryan explained to the captain of pigeon as much of the plan as he can and the fact a pigeon will have to use a blinker light to signal to the Red October. They’re going to get all the crew of and those who may want to return to Russia can do then pretend to blow the ship up with one of the powerful scuttling charges the Russian ships are known to carry. The remaining crew will be taken through their butts northwest Pimlico sounds to watch and wait the soviets navy return home.

    The Red October.
    On board the red october Ramus the transmission from the Pigeon and understands the plan.

    Norfolk Naval Medical Center.
    The Russian soldier has now woken up and his name is Andre Katystin from Leningrad and the name of the ship he was on was called the Politovskiy, Dr Tait are happy but the Russians not so much and it means that there could be another missing submarine.

    CIA HEADQUARTERS.
    They put a plan into action to get cardinal out of Russia.

    The Red October
    Over the submarine Ramius ” the efforts to repair engines have failed A batteries and nearly flat we are too far from Cuba for help and we can expect help from the Rodina, we do not have enough electrical power to evaporate are environmental control systems for more than a few hours we had no choice we must have banned in the ship…” ” we have lost comrades we have made the signals to Moscow to tell and to the American ships we then we’ll dive 200 m and we have we will take no chance and they will cease our ship I take full responsibility for this disgrace, read the fault is mine alone.”

    The Pigeon
    The signal has been received and the driver of the Pigeon takes Ryan and Williams down to the mystic.

    The Mystic
    The mystic is winched into the water by the Pigeon and slowly beneath the depths of the ocean carrying both Ryan and William’s it makes its way to the Red October and then careful attaches itself to the Octobers hull, Ryan and pick up a wrench and knocks on the hull.

    The Red October
    Ramius opens that hatch and Ryan introduces himself he then tells them there is a major radiation leak in the reactor system Ryan believes him and together they begin the evacuation, Under The Captain’s orders Dr Petrov is to take the first group to be evacuated of 25 men at a time,

    The Scamp
    Is halted two miles away from the Ethan Allen as both submarines exchange messages the scan sonar man noticed the passage of the three submarines an hour earlier the pogy the Dallas now between the Red October and two American subs.

    The Red October
    When the third group of Crewman I cook at the end of the line breaks away explaining he wants to retrieve his cassette tape machine something has been saving monster no one notices when he doesn’t return not even ramius.

    The pigeon
    On the pitch in the Soviet crewed I take it to the curse of the American soldiers observe the Russian counterparts closely Without A Word being said the Russian pine table set with Amy love coffee bacon and eggs with a junior officer acting as interpreter they ask for and get plenty of additional bacon.

    The Red October
    When the last group of crew have left the red october ramius turns to Jack Ryan and asks for asylum, he then goes on to explain that he’s told his crew that he would scuttle the ship and Ryan then explains a missile submarine will explode two miles from here to persuade his crew that this is what indeed has happened.
    The offices above the red october will be able to pilot to safe Harbour with the Jack Ryan help they will be able to steer the ship but Jack has to explain once again to ramius the teachers CIA officer and not navy man.
    In fact Ramius has read parts of Jack’s books.

    The Avalon
    The crew of the Avalon finished planting the bombs.

    The Red October
    Ordering both sets of men in English and Russian ramius gets the crew to take to their posts and asked Ryan when are they going to leave the area, Ryan says whenever you’re ready.Williams and Kamarov work together on securing the hatches and missile silo.
    Then Jack Ryan his something something that shouldn’t be but ramius dismisses him thinking it’s the first time he heard of the Caterpillar drive, he then takes out Pistols pop goes to investigate but does not want any doors about his vessel. Williams and Kamarov are now missing, still extremely upset Ryan has a gun ramius gives him permission to go and investigate they find on the floor Kamarov.
    Rammus and Ryan take opposite ends but the missile room. There the cook with his own gun trying to keep of Ramius and Ryan away from the missiles which tense to use blow ship up, the Cook and Ryan exchange a few shots each trying to convince the other that they are right. In the end ramius puts himself in harms way getting shot twice and the Cook killed outright. it is then decided the red october will release remains of armaments into the water.

    The Dallas
    The crew hear the missiles being released.

    The Red October.
    The missiles you’re not float to the surface in fact they fall on to the sea bed and I crushed by the weight of the sea

    The Ethan Allen
    The four bombs with the equivalent of 25 tons of TNT evenly distributed throughout the whole the hull the squids fired almost simultaneously and results with catastrophic Ethan Allen Strong Steel full burst like it was a balloon he only item not totally destroyed was the ships reactor which health 3 of the shredded wreckage and drop rapidly to the Ocean Floor.

    The Dallas
    Jonesy hears the explosion and curses out loud, The captain of the boat tells the whole what they heard was nothing to worry about.

    The White House.
    The president is now getting nervous and hopes that the sacrifices of the men he has sent to die though in fact mean something and the rest of the Russian military will believe what has happened to the Red October.

    What I Think – The book has become somewhat a rush to the finish with most of the action taking place in this last chapter bouncing from the Red October, to the Ethan Allen, the white house and The Dallas, and everywhere else in between how we have a few more chapters rent the book is almost over I have absolutely no idea but we do so we have to see how it all plays out. It nice touch that even when someone boards his own vessel ramius is able to maintain superiority over not only what remains of these offices but Ryan and his tiny party.

    So that’s you lot for this week, and as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.

    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Thirteenth Day.

    The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

    The Red October is heading west.
    The Americans want her.
    The Russians want her back
    And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

    Recap the Twelfth day -The Dallas fans out the red october is in fact that Marina bin tracking for last 24 hours thanks to John zee and his computer technology then decide to switch off all engines and float for the red october will not pick them up. In Moscow the minister of Defence and his chief of staff talk about the spy they have a board the Red October and believe he will be able to stop ramius in his tracks and return the red october home to Mother Russia. As the red october move out of the patrol zone, the Dallas has to ask permission follow it and almost 24 hours later the Dallas has its permission from the men at the Pentagon and now the invisible carry Jack Ryan has started trying to transmit to the Dallas.

    THE THIRTEENTH DAY WEDNESDAY, 15 DECEMBER pages 293 to 319

    The Dallas
    On the Dallas they monitor the red october making more crazy Ivan moves and this time they have been found out and they know the red october has seen them

    The Red October
    Yes the red october has seen them and works out they’ve been trailing them for the last two hours.

    The Dallas
    As the Dallas is now running silent Mancuso gives the order to actively search sonar things for the red october giving a target range.

    The Red October
    Everybody on the red october knows there is no hope now

    The Dallas
    Suddenly on the surface Jonesy hears there is very huge contact above them.

    The Invincible.
    The Invincible signals to the Bristol and Fife to stay with them, And the sends two helicopters to hover over the surface at fifty feet.

    The Dallas.
    Jones is able to hear the helicopters and work out the location of the The Invincible

    The Invincible
    Finds two submarines and the Admiral picks up his binoculars and starts to look around.

    The Red October
    Ramius has run the Red October into task force both British and American, he needs to see want up against so he gives the order to bring the ship to periscope depth.

    The Invincible
    Jack and the Admiral hold there breath as one of the helicopters report back that the Red October is heading up slowly.

    The Red October
    Borodin is slowly helping pump water as the Red October heads directly towards the invincible.

    The Invincible
    The Admiral calls a guy Hunter to comm to ask how well his morse code is as Jack stands there still feeling very sick.

    The Dallas
    Jones hears the sounds of the hull popping as the Red October heads up. Mannion thinks it’s dumb move but keeps that to himself Mancuco gives order to follow.

    The Invincible
    Admiral white now has everything trained on the depth and position for the red october they all have agreed that the best method of Passing a message would be used a blinker light, only someone placed in the Direct Line of Sight would be able to read the signal until moved the light holding the sheet of paper, Ryan had given him and the Yeoman begins to signal

    The Red October
    30 metres from the surface Captain ramius or is the periscope to be raised he looks out and see the three imperialist ships HMS Invincible and two Scouts.

    The Invincible
    And the Invincible they noticed the periscope and within seconds the caption is now controlling the light.

    The Red October
    At first Ramirez does not see this signal checking the Horizon from our ships and aircrafts when he’s finally made a circuit the second time he sees the flashing light quickly interpret signal Red October Red October if you can read this please pingos one time on active sonar the message keeps repeating and Orders Borodin to signal on active sonar.

    The Invincible
    With the ping received the invisible captain begins to send his message Red October Red October your fleet is chasing after you your path is blocked by numerous vessels in numerous is tax summary there waiting to attack you repeat proceed to rendezvous point 33 North 75 West we have ships there waiting for you repeat repeat Ping once again if you understand this message

    The Red October
    Ramius asks once again for the distance to target and borodin in replies 2000m, ramius doesn’t know why they know how long they have been training them he has to decide he asks once again for them to ping the target.

    The Invincible
    The Admiral the captain and Jack are very pleased and how it’s done Jack for the moment against he has sickness and disappears off to arrange things.

    The Dallas
    On the Dallas Mancuso shakes his head after reading the message that the English have sent for the red october Mannion brings the Dallas back into pursuit Of The Red October and still Mancuso has no idea what is going on.

    The Invincible
    In the radio room Ryan send an encrypted message to the CIA

    The White House
    The president is happy with the process of the mission so far but those things can go wrong.

    The Invincible
    Jack finishes sending his message as Admiral Wight walks into the room Jack has no idea what the next past the plan is but the Admiral says they have to move back to impose themselves between the Red October and the Soviet Fleet.

    The Avalon
    The Avalon is it DSV are creeping forward a long one of these houses port side, and from what the lieutenant can see something went wrong with her reactor burnt right through one of her sides. The job of the Avalon was to search and rescue and try to find out if anyone was still alive. But they receive a message to proceed at the best speed to 33 North 75 West the message didn’t say why they.

    CIA HEADQUARTERS
    The spy cardinal is still with the CIA and Ritter quite happy about that but the Admiral what’s cardinal to come out of Russia. But only that be ther now a senator wants to know what is really going on as he doesn’t by the cover story about the rescue mission and thinks we know something different.

    Washington D.C.
    Ritter heads to Senator Donaldson office were he’s kept waiting. After Ritter tells the Senator that the information he has comes from the President himself and if the Senator tells anyone things will be very bad. He tells him that the Russians have at least one submarine unaccounted for and someone we think it’s playing a trick on the operations director at the Soviet Northfleet, and about forged letters. The objective is to raise hell in the Soviet Union military channels and embarrass Moscow so the British and the French and the israelis have decided to come together try and stop them. There is also a man called Henderson who seems to be aware of the meeting going on between Ritter and the Senator, he walked out of the building after the meeting and it’s followed by special agent Hazel Lommis

    The Pentagon
    Admiral Davenport walks into a room full CIA intelligence officers and asks for volunteers none of the men leave and as he hands out of Manila envelope with the audience in he says they will have a chance to look inside a Soviet missile submarine.

    33N 75W
    On the Ethan Allen the chief quartermaster is becoming bored with waiting he wishes they had brought a proper cook with them. and giving him the job, as he talks to a second crew member he is asked what their mission is and he has no idea himself.

    The New Jersey
    Commander Eaton was perplexed, his battle group was holding twenty miles south of the Russians after the Mark battle with soviets Eaton is glad there is nothing more to be gained from harassment and anyway if it has to be his Battle group good switch from peace to war in about 2 minutes.

    The Watergate Apartments
    Hazel Loomis knocks on Hendersons door and asks to use his phone, he let’s her use it then try’s to pick her. With tour of his apartment, what halfway through there is a knock at his door and she arrested on suspicion of espionage and then lets in three gentlemen from the CIA rip the apartment apart.

    The Red October
    Discipline on the red october is being maintained as daily life continues but down in the engine room there is an alarm, there another malfunction, there has been a minor malfunction in the reactor system alarm everybody heard was not a major radiation late but rather a fault in the reactor rod control system. So ramius orders the submarine to go to snorkeling depth and to standby to activate the diesel.

    The Dallas
    With the Dallas still trailing behind the Red October, Jonesy worked out that they must have some kind of exotic fuel and not simply electrical to be able to drop and raise in such a short time there is then a whole cracking sound as if the red october is now once again heading up towards the surface.

    The Red October
    App snorkeling death ramius look around and see they have left the American escorts far behind them he then ordered them to open the main valves and vent the engine space and start diesel. The engine continues to crack throughout the whole and the men wait for the rumble of the engine to begin and catch after another try the engine does not kick in. ramius then finds his crew members that has feelings with diesel engines and hope they will be able to find out what is wrong with it.

    What I Think – this chapter has a lot of good points with the back and forth of the Dallas and the red october being split into sections so you can find out their reactions without reading three or four pages, of not storyline. But the problem I have is all the new stuff with the Senator and the Spy at the Watergate it seems somehow added in just for effect no if they’re gone to the hospital with a Russian spy was and Mr Clancy had written how they intend to get him out of Russia that may have been something but to bring in two characters one who is a bumbling senator and is told a complete pack of lies and a spy, Who suddenly appears and is caught by a most honey trap that just becomes more filler. 

    There are four Chapters left in the book and I’m trying to find out exactly what time will be executed by the end of the story with both the Admirals and captions of several shapes not knowing what’s going on and it only person that seems to have any idea stuck in the bowels of the CIA headquarters playing with a computer.

    As always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.

    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Twelfth Day.

    The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

    The Red October is heading west.
    The Americans want her.
    The Russians want her back
    And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

    Recap the Eleventh day – Two A 10 Thunderbolts fly over the Russian ship Kirov and fires Warning flares at, On the Kirov her Captain knows its a game of cat and mouse with the Americans so doesn’t do anything it start a war.  Thanks to Sonar operator Jones has found and lost the Russian submarine, so after moving around the sea bed Jones hears it again. Jack is still on the Invincible feeling sea sick as it keeps making loops so he reads a book called Lost Children all about the Russian defects.Dr Tait wakes up it find the floor of the hospital has been sealed off and the Russian are in fact KGB spies, he told that even they have no idea who the Sailor is, and he just in time to stop one of them trying to kill the guy.Somewhere in the North ship yard the captain of the USS Scamp watches as a deep sea Recovery vehicle is added to the Avalon but he’s more happy to see the fresh fruit they have been given too. On the Red October Melekhin is able to show the crew how why and what has been Sabotaged in engineering

    THE TWELFTH DAY TUESDAY, 14 DECEMBER pages 275 to 292 

    The Dallas
    A thousand yards ahead of the Dallas a contact has just begun to make a radical turn right known as a crazy Ivan, Under Mancuso orders they have been tailing the contact for a few hours, Avoiding a collision was the most dangerous part of this maneuver in order to avoid being coming visible sensor system of the contact. With her speed coming down the Dallas is able to remain safe. But Jones thinks the contact is in conflict with himself it’s almost like the contact is doing it out of habit changing direction like he’s in a hurry to get somewhere and really doesn’t think anybody can track him. The Dallas becomes into silence and the contact passes them on the port bow. The contact make a complete turn and a few seconds later the Dallas which is on it’s engines and begins to follow again.

    Ministry of Defence Moscow.
    Mikhail Semyonovich Filitov and minister of Defence Dimitri Ustinov are drinking together and Mikhail ask the letter Romeo’s sent to his friend and the Admiralty and it turns out the Admiral has been arrested by the KGB and died of a brain hemorrhage a 9mm hemorrhage.And they the price they will pay if things good bad for them. They both hope that Comrade Padorin can stop the Red October and keep their secrets.

    The Dallas
    Exactly 24 hours after requiring the red october Mancuso call a conference of his senior officers, they have been able to build up a picture of it and the computer has been able to classify and identify it.And the question it how big the boat it and why is it were its.

    COMSUBLANT Operations.
    Admiral Gallery picks up the telephone to Washington and tell them that the Dallas has picked up a Russian boomer with a new kind of quiet Drive system about 600 miles south west of the Grand Bank’s course 194 Speed 13 knots. Washington’s orders are the Dallas should brake contact. The guy in wants to speak to Admiral Forest.

    The Pentagon
    Between the Kiev and Kirov lieutenant general harris moves the small sub shaped wood block around the map. The people around him have to work out away not only to get the red october to change a course heading right into Norfolk also make sure the soviets ducks eat the movement of ships because they will have to give the red october back. I send a transmission to the Dallas continue tracking report any changes in course and speed help on the way. But there is still the question why the Russians are using the surface ships to find the red october because the movement above would show up the radar screens on the submarine. The purpose of the surface forces is to keep butter from interfering with their submarines is a conclusion. So with the Russians using the air forces to distract the Americans it becomes clear that they’re going to kill the people on the Red October. Lieutenant lieutenant-general Harris what’s the some hub communicate with the red october warn her off.

    The Invincible.
    Jack Ryan watches as the USS Pogy is coming East and should be rendezvousing with the Dallas in an hour or so. They have reached the same conclusion as the Pentagon but they know they cannot reach the red october with the radio and Commander Barclay no they are not trying to communicate with the submarine themselves they are trying to communicate with the man.

    What I think – like I said before this book is very technical book it’s more about the people around our so-called hero Jack Ryan he seems to do a lot of working on charts and reading books to get inside the man’s head. While the other people around him execute and plan 4 or 5 steps ahead it’s a very interesting book and I am enjoying, all the little detail that Tom Clancy as put in but get in the way sometimes.

    As always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.