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Submarine : an anthology of first-hand accounts of the war under the sea, 1939-1945 / edited by Jean Hood.

Contributor(s): Hood, Jean, 1953- | Hood, Jean, 1953-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Conway, 2009Description: 592 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781844860906 (pbk.); 1844860906 (pbk.).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narrativesDDC classification: 940.545 HOO Summary: There is no more vivid and poignant account than one at first hand, and this volume draws together numerous stories from those men who served in the submarines of the Second World War, weaving them seamlessly together using excerpts from books and news articles.--Publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Submarine' is almost certainly the first book to bring together eye-witness accounts from almost every navy that deployed submarines in WW2, and it is far more than an account of WW2 missions. With self-deprecating modesty, humour, pride, sadness and sometimes bitterness, submariners from Britain, Germany, the USA, Italy, France, the former USSR and Yugoslavia, Norway, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands and Japan describe every facet of operational submarine life, from firing torpedoes, the illicit distillation of alcohol, going to the toilet in heavy weather, rescuing a cat and how to treat appendicitis, to the terrifying experiences of being depth-charged, disposing of a bomb, escaping a doomed boat and planting charges beneath an enemy warship.

Originally published: 2007.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 577-579) and index.

Includes bibliography (p. 577-579) and index.

There is no more vivid and poignant account than one at first hand, and this volume draws together numerous stories from those men who served in the submarines of the Second World War, weaving them seamlessly together using excerpts from books and news articles.--Publisher.

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