The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan

The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan

“Beautifully researched and masterfully informed” (Alex Kershaw, New York instances bestselling writer of Escape from the Deep), this can be the riveting tale of the heroic and tragic US submarine strength that helped win international struggle II within the Pacific.

Focusing at the particular tales of 3 of the war’s best submarines—Silversides, Drum, and TangThe struggle lower than vividly re-creates the camaraderie, excitement, and worry of the courageous volunteers who took the struggle to the enemy’s beach in international battle II. Award-winning journalist James Scott recounts impressive feats of courage—from an emergency appendectomy played with kitchen utensils to sailors’ determined fight to flee from a flooded submarine—as good as moments of unbelievable tragedy, together with an assault on an unmarked enemy freighter wearing 1,800 American prisoners of war.

The casualty cost between submariners crowned that of all different army branches. The battle claimed virtually one out of each 5 submarines, and a submarine crewman used to be six instances likely to die than a sailor onboard a floor send. yet this valorous provider entire its challenge; Silversides, Drum, and Tang sank a mixed sixty-two freighters, tankers, and transports. the japanese have been so ravaged from the lack of useful provides that by means of the war’s finish, pilots resorted to suicidal kamikaze missions and hungry civilians ate sawdust whereas warships needed to drop anchor because of loss of gas. In retaliation, the japanese frequently beat, tortured, and starved captured submariners within the atrocious prisoner of warfare camps.

Based on greater than a hundred interviews with submarine veterans and millions of pages of formerly unpublished letters and diaries, The struggle lower than lets readers adventure the conflict for the Pacific as by no means earlier than.

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