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Posted October 22, 2000
History, Adventure, and Romance all in one
Mr. Calvert does us submarine history buffs a great service. Prior submarine history readings painted a gloomey picture on the WWII subs performance; NOT this book! I found it fun to read and very informative, especially how he drove into my mind the inner workings of the fleet type submarine and the search and destroy tactics imployeed by submarine skippers. For those who like romance mixed in to your readings, he gives additional insight that Hollywood does not. Read it and I'll bet you end up wanting to get in touch with Mr. Calvert to express your views.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 22, 2000
A Tribute to the Comradery of the Submarine Navy.
I was on a nuc missile boat in the 1970's and had heard many stories WWII Submariners life. This brought it to life for me. I could feel the excitement of living in Hawaii and Australia. I could feel the fear of a depth charge attackWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 17, 2000
Another Great WWII Submarine Story
James Calvert brings a different view and narrative to WWII Submarine tales. From his Annapolis days to becoming a submariner aboard the USS Jack in 1943 until the end of hostilities in 1945, Mr. Calvert brings us ever closer to the adventures, training, off duty hours and the emotional build up and let down of war patrols aboard a US attack submarine. I liked the viewpoint of being human, officer or enlisted, and what emotional feelings he had when the war was over. I've read other submarine stories and plan to read more. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in submarine warfare during WWII.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.