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The Silent Service in World War II: The Story of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force in the Words of the Men Who Lived It

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the U.S. Navy had a total of 111 submarines. However, this fleet was not nearly as impressive as the number suggests. It was mostly a collection of aging boats from the late teens and early twenties, with only a few of the newer, more modern Gato-class boats. Fortunately, with the war in Europe was already two yea

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Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published December 7th 2012 by Casemate (first published November 1st 2012)
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David Eppenstein
First, this book suffered from poor editing. There were numerous misspellings, missing words, and poor syntax that made reading difficult at times. Beyond that the book is a collection of stories from former WWII submariners. While it gives the reader a true sense of what life on a sub was like you come away feeling they had more to fear from their boats and the errors of their shipmates than they did from the enemy. I choose not to believe that and prefer to think the writing was to blame for ...more
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So Many Brave Men

It had to be something like going through shell to have been one of the brave men on America's submarines during the second World War. Some of these stories almost make light of what these brave guys lived through. To me it's no wonder they we called "The Greatest Generation."
Levon
Nov 08, 2013 Levon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While an overall good read and informative account based on people who actually lived an understated portion of the Pacific War, the book itself suffers from sub-par editing.
Don
Sep 04, 2014 Don rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting collection of essays/remembrances of the men who served in the Silent Service throughout World War II.
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A first hand account of individual action by submariners in WWII
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