The Depths of Courage

The Depths of Courage

American Submariners at War With Japan, 1941-1945

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
In World War II, a chosen few fought a silent war beneath the waves...These are their stories.

In the dark days after Pearl Harbor, the small, ill-equipped arm of the Navy known as Submarine Force would stand between the shattered U.S. Pacific Fleet and the might of the Japanese Navy. Unfortunately, the spirit and courage of the Submarine Force is being forgotten as the veterans of that force pass into history.

To preserve their heroic tales of war beneath the sea, critically acclaimed author and military historian Flint Whitlock, in collaboration with decorated WWII submarine veteran Ron Smith, set out on a journey of more than two years to interview submariners and to record their stories before the memories of their endeavors are lost forever. Here, those stories are chronicled in honor of those who gave their all for their country.

Baker & Taylor
Draws on the personal reminiscences and experiences of submariners to document the heroic accomplishments of the U.S. Navy's Submarine Force, which, in the wake of the disaster at Pearl Harbor, became one of the few things that stood between the shattered U.S. Pacific Fleet and the Japanese Navy.

Blackwell North Amer
To preserve the Submarine Force's heroic tales of war beneath the sea. critically acclaimed author and military historian Flint Whitlock, in collaboration with decorated WWII submarine veteran Ron Smith, set out on a journey of more than two years to interview submariners and to record their stories of the Pacific Campaign before the memories of their endeavors are lost forever.
Here are accounts of life aboard a WWII submarine as recounted by Ron Smith, fellow veteran Clay Decker, and others who fought in the "silent service" - from the crippling attack on Pearl Harbor that made the small Submarine Force the primary defense against the Japanese fleet through the long struggle to push the enemy across the Pacific, to the unconditional surrender of Japan on VJ day, and beyond.
With vivid action and haunting clarity, and fully illustrated with photos, maps, and technical schematics, this volume will transport you back in time to experience the sights and smells of life on a submarine, the raw exhilaration and ever-present fear, and the stalwart courage and sacrifice of the brave submariners who gave their all for their country.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780425217436
0425217434
Characteristics: xvii, 428 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Ron

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