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Combat Patrol
Clay Blair Jr.
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Combat Patrol

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Paperback, 416 pages
Published December 28th 1978 by Bantam Books (first published 1978)
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Daniel Bennett
Very detailed accounts of the American sub patrols against the Japanese during WWII. Details the captains and officers of each boat and the attacks failed and successful of each patrol. The stuborness of the brass and particularly the Bureau of Ordinance to accept the submariners contentions that there were serious problems with the propulsion system and the detonator systems on the torpedoes shows how foolish and arrogant people can be.
A fair minded critique of command, officers, men and machin
Very boring. I got through about half of it because I have this strange habit of finishing every book that I start, however I just couldn't bring myself to finish this one. There were parts that were interesting, but the chapters skip around to different ships and different events that it makes it difficult to keep track of if you are not terribly knowledgeable about WWII history.
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Clay Blair, Jr. (May 1, 1925 – December 16, 1998) was an American historian, best known for his books on military history. He served on the fleet submarine Guardfish (SS-217) in World War II and later wrote for Time and Life magazines before becoming editor-in-chief of The Saturday Evening Post. He assisted General Omar Bradley in the writing of his autobiography, A General's Life (1983), publishe ...more
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