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  • The War Below
  • James Scott
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 9781439176832

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Characters The War Below Free download ☆ The War Below 107 James Scott ✓ 7 Review Tes the camaraderie exhilaration and fear of the brave volunteers who took the fight to the enemy’s coastline Scott recounts incredible feats of courage from an emergency appendectomy performed with kitchen utensils to the desperate struggle of sailors to escape from a flooded submarine trapped on the bottom as well as moments of unimaginable tragedy including an attack on an unmarked enemy freighter carrying 1800 American prisoners of war The casualty rate among submariners topped that of all other military branches The war claimed almost one out of every five subs and a submarine crewman was six times likely to die than a sailor onboard a surface ship But the submarine service accomplis. The War Below Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat The War Below is a thrilling intimate and extremely readable account of three American submarines during WWII While the subject is pure fact James Scott pulls the book together like a fast paced fiction thriller The men of the submarine crews come to life on the page through uotes anecdotes and Scott s skillful narrative The book focuses on the exploits of three subs Tang Silversides and Drum all assigned to the Pacific The War Below had me calling people from other rooms with a You ve got to hear this or laughing out loud at some of the lighter sides of submarine life Mostly though it gave me a new appreciation of how America s submarine force contributed to the victory in the Pacific Whether you are a history buff a fan of action movies a student in need of a book for a report or just someone looking for a great readI give The War Below my highest possible endorsement This is literary non fiction at its absolute best The War Below is scheduled for release on May 14 2013 Do yourself a favor and order it nowThis book was provided to me by Simon Schuster for this review The opinions however are entirely my own

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The War Below

Characters The War Below Free download ☆ The War Below 107 James Scott ✓ 7 Review The riveting story of the submarine force that helped win World War II by ravaging Japan’s merchant fleet and destroying its economyTHE WAR BELOW is the riveting story of the submarine force that helped win World War II in the Pacific by ravaging Japan’s merchant fleet and destroying the nation’s economyFocusing on the uniue stories of three of the war’s top submarines Silversides Drum and Tang James Scott takes readers beneath the waves to experience the determination heroism and tragedy that defined the submarine service From the thrill of a torpedo hit on a loaded freighter to the terror of depth charge attacks that shattered gauges and sprang leaks The War Below vividly re crea. The War Below The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan by James Scott does not provide much new on US submarine operations versus Japan in WW II He does take a deeper look at just three of the most successful boats USS SILVERSIDES USS DRUM and USS TANG Scott isn t uite the stickler for detail There are errors of fact eg Nimitz took command of the Pacific Fleet in December 1941 not December 1942 and descriptions of sea actions or naval maneuvers in which the navigational details or specifics of geography don t add up eg US aircraft attacking HIRYU during the Battle of Midway were hidden by the afternoon sun The attack came in the afternoon but from the east or east northeast The Japanese carrier would have been hidden by the sun The aircraft illuminated I urge interested readers to go to Dick O Kane s Clear the Bridge or Eugene Fluckey s Thunder Below Scott s book almost made the Three Star threshold

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Characters The War Below Free download ☆ The War Below 107 James Scott ✓ 7 Review Hed its mission; Silversides Drum and Tang sank a combined sixty two freighters tankers and transports So ravaged from the loss of precious supplies due to the destruction of the nation’s merchant fleet were the Japanese that by the war’s end hungry civilians ate sawdust while warships lay at anchor due to lack of fuel and pilots resorted to suicidal kamikaze missions In retaliation the Japanese often beat tortured and starved captured submariners in the atrocious prisoner of war campsBased on than 100 interviews with submarine veterans and thousands of pages of previously unpublished letters and diaries The War Below will let readers experience the battle for the Pacific as never befor. Audiobook reader pretty good I picked this up after a recent exchange about the fact my dad was on a submarinethe Ray on which he was the cook in WWIIAt times it was a bit difficult to tell which boat he was referring to including those outside of the main three Silversides Drum and Tang plus mentions of many othersThe book was focused a bit too much on the commanders how many ships sunk and the tonnage not much about lives lost except on the submarines I had hoped for detail about the day to day lives of the submariners There were some nail biting sections of sailors escaping from the sinking Tang capture and imprisonment I did come away with a bit better understanding of the experience of being in a steel tube under waterThe sinking and escape made me think of my dad who recounted how when on leave he and another cook buddy were approached for new ships They were offered to choose but when they couldn t decide the officer flipped a coin My dad got the Ray and his buddy the other boat I have forgotten the name if he even said it which was sunk and all crew lost I never uestioned the accuracy or details of his story and spent many many childhood hours contemplating it and whether I would have been born and if so would I have still been meMy dad died in 1970 but I think he would have enjoyed this book Snuggle Up Little Penguin A Little Friends Book its mission; Silversides Drum and Tang sank a combined sixty two freighters tankers and transports So ravaged from the loss of precious supplies due to the destruction of the nation’s merchant fleet were the Japanese that by the war’s end hungry civilians ate sawdust while warships lay at anchor due to lack of fuel and pilots resorted to suicidal kamikaze missions In retaliation the Japanese often beat tortured and starved captured submariners Cruel to be Kind in the atrocious prisoner of war campsBased on than 100 White Shark interviews with submarine veterans and thousands of pages of previously unpublished letters and diaries The War Below will let readers experience the battle for the Pacific as never befor. Audiobook reader pretty good I picked this up after a recent exchange about the fact my dad was on a submarinethe Ray on which he was the cook The Ever of Callie and Kayden The Coincidence #8 in WWIIAt times The Chaperon Bride WITH Wayward Widow AND The Penniless Bride Historical S it was a bit difficult to tell which boat he was referring to Hans Brinker; or the Silver Skates A Story of Life in Holland including those outside of the main three Silversides Drum and Tang plus mentions of many othersThe book was focused a bit too much on the commanders how many ships sunk and the tonnage not much about lives lost except on the submarines I had hoped for detail about the day to day lives of the submariners There were some nail biting sections of sailors escaping from the sinking Tang capture and Doc Featherstones Return Lost Shifters #24 imprisonment I did come away with a bit better understanding of the experience of being Tia and the Firefighter The Pleasure Of His Punishment​ #12 in a steel tube under waterThe sinking and escape made me think of my dad who recounted how when on leave he and another cook buddy were approached for new ships They were offered to choose but when they couldn t decide the officer flipped a coin My dad got the Ray and his buddy the other boat I have forgotten the name Bright and Early Thursday Evening A Tangled Tale if he even said My valiant knight it which was sunk and all crew lost I never uestioned the accuracy or details of his story and spent many many childhood hours contemplating The White Lantern it and whether I would have been born and Dual Abduction Alien Abduction #3 if so would I have still been meMy dad died Seven Wishes in 1970 but I think he would have enjoyed this book