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Strike From The Sea

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  91 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Enthralling navel fiction by Douglas Reeman; he has also written over twenty bestselling novels featuring Richard Bolitho, under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.





INDO-CHINA 1941





Cruising somewhere off Saigon is the world's largest and most dangerous submarine - the French Soufrière. A rich prize for the enemy, the British navy must capture her for themselves before she is used
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ebook, 256 pages
Published August 31st 2012 by Cornerstone Digital (first published January 1st 1978)
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Roger Burk
I saw this in a library and couldn't resist the premise. Before WWII the French built a giant submarine with an unusual design: Instead of the usual 5" deck gun, she had a turret with two 8" guns, plus a floatplane in a waterproof hangar. The real sub served the Free French for a while in WWII before being lost in an unlucky collision while en route to the Pacific. The book's premise is that a sister ship was taken over by the British in the Far East and used in several desperate missions in sup ...more
Fredrick Danysh
British submariner Commander Robert Ainslie is sent to Singapore in November 1941 to sieze the French submarine Soufriere. He and his men are caught up in the Japaanese attacks that draw America into World War II.
David
Apr 29, 2011 David is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Documentary style with embellishments so far.
Simon
Interest book about a french WW2 submarine commandeered by the British around the time of the fall of Singapore. Moving prose.
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AKA Alexander Kent.
Douglas Edward Reeman (born 15 October 1924, Thames Ditton) is a British author who has written many historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War II or the Napoleonic Wars.

Reeman joined the Royal Navy in 1940, at the age of 16, and served during World War II and the Korean War. He eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant. In addition to being a
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