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Thunder Below!: The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    very interesting! Very entertaining. A must read!

    Old Navy spirit with "Can Do" hands on talents. These are the stories tall tales are made of, but they are true and show what sailors are capable of doing with little resources. It also shows how officers should lead. As a 22 year retired Navy veteran I can relate. These are our heroes.

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  • Posted August 28, 2012

    Absolutely riveting. I could not put this book down. I borrow

    Absolutely riveting. I could not put this book down. I borrowed it
    from the library but now I am buying it because I could read it many
    times without tiring of its tale. Buy it, read it, you won't regret it!

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Thunder Below by RADM Eugene Flucky

    The man is quoted late in the book as he reflected on his five WW2 war patrols,"there were never really any problems, just solutions and other options." For each of his first through third war patrols, Flucky was awarded the Navy Cross. For his fouth, the Congressional Medal of Honor. For his fifth, the Navy Cross. His mission and his men were always foremost. He pioneered rocket bombardment of the Japanese coast and blew up a train with a shore party. They escaped from the worst the IJN could through at them without the loss of a sailor. A remarkable leader, tactician, innovator, educator (USNA), humanist, and All-American hero. This was his autobiography. What more can you say about a man who accomplishes all this, has a sterling post-war career, then retires to run orphanages in Portugal. A must for every sailor, midshipman, and naval officer. Inspirational for anyone else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    A 'Must Read' for the WW II Fan

    If you like reading about the Navy in WW II, this book about Gene Fluckey and the U.S.S. Barb is a must! Only 'Silent Victory' (the history of the submarine in the Pacific Theater) is rated, by me, higher than this book. Silent Victory offers a lot of detail, facts, minutia and a plenty of action for interest and intrigue in the WW II submarine, that is premier book to read. However, Thunder Below should be the next book on your list. It is action packed in each and every chapter. The reader can feel the heat of the steamy boat, the tense moments, and the excitement as 'Bam' is heard many times thoughout the book as a torpedo strikes its target. There is a lot of Navy/submarine jargon but that does not detract from the fast moving reading. Gene Fluckey, as far as I'm concerned, is the father of the ballistic submarine and the Navy's elite Seals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2001

    Hail the 'Barbarians'

    Rear Admiral Eugene B. Fluckey's account of the exploits of USS BARB and it's crew during his 5 patrols in command is superb. I have been an avid reader of submarine history for almost forty years and have not read a single book or article that surpasses it. Fluckey's compelling prose transports the reader from fun and high-jinks at the The Royal Hawaiian to the cramped quarters of a WWII submarine on patrol, where death can be a miscalculation away and where victories are celebrated with cake and by 'Splicing the main brace'. With each passing year the ranks of these brave 'Barbarians' grow smaller but, in THUNDER BELOW!, their captain has left an enduring memorial to their skill, their courage, and the fortune that so often attends the bold. Read it! If it does hold you in thrall you have no soul.

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