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The U Boat Peril by Bob Whinney
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U-boat Peril could be a book for anyone interested in lost lessons. Captain Whinney discusses his adventures in the Royal Navy and lets the reader see the transformation from post Victorian to a modern navy. In the book he serves with men like Admiral Vian, Tovey to name a few as well as some ASW notables such as Peter Grattan and of course Fredric "Johnny" Walker. I found Whinney's style easy to read but compelling as he took the reader on a journey of his life and for one I was glad to be able to read about his adventures. He was honest and refreshingly honest about what worked and what didn't. He was critical in that the Royal Navy ignored ASW because it was too long and not very "glamorous". In that I'm sure it is a great cautionary tale for not missing the basics determining where threats are actually found. It is a quick read at 151 pages but in those 151 pages there isn't any space wasted.

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