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    (The War Below) PDF NEW ê James Scott “Mel Enos and his party crowded inside the submarine’s escape chamber just large enough for four men The men suabbled over how to operate the chamber before successfully flooding it with water The sailors opened the side door but struggled to attach a rope to the buoy that would allow them to ascend hand over hand 180

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    (The War Below) PDF NEW ê James Scott Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â James Scott James Scott â 6 characters The War Below The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan by James Scott does not provide much new on US submarine operations versus Japan in WW II He does take a deeper look at just three of the most successful boats U

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    (The War Below) PDF NEW ê James Scott A thrilling freuently incredible account of the experiences of the crews of three of the most successful American submarines during WWII From an improvised appendectomy deep under the sea off the coast of Japan to endless

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    (The War Below) PDF NEW ê James Scott James Scott â 6 characters review The War Below “The War Below” Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat“The War Below” is a thrilling intimate and extremely readable account of three American submarines during WWII While the subject is pure fact James Scott pulls the book together like a fast paced fiction thriller The men of the submarine crews come to life on the page th

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    review The War Below James Scott â 6 characters Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â James Scott Having read Richard O'Kane's Clear the Bridge as well as having met him personally I was very interested in reading about the Tang during World War II Combined with the stories of Drum and Silversides this book gives a great overview of submarine warfare in the Pacific At times the author's narrative gets a bit jumbled as he recount

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    James Scott â 6 characters Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â James Scott (The War Below) PDF NEW ê James Scott The story of defeating Japan in WWII usually covers naval victories MacArthur's island hopping campaign or dropping the bomb Rarely does it cover the submarine warfare that made defending a sea based empire untena

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    Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â James Scott (The War Below) PDF NEW ê James Scott James Scott â 6 characters Audiobook reader pretty good I picked this up after a recent exchange about the fact my dad was on a submarinethe Ray on which he was the cook in WWIIAt times it was a bit difficult to tell which boat he was referring to including th

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    (The War Below) PDF NEW ê James Scott Has some grammatical errors I'm surprised Simon and Shuster's editors didn't catch the errors The story is about three subs I wish the author had written all three as independent sub stories Instead he intertwined the three going bac

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    Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â James Scott (The War Below) PDF NEW ê James Scott A good book on the submarine war in the Pacific during WWII It follows the Silverside Drum and Tang on its mission and gives a good overview of

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    Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â James Scott James Scott â 6 characters (The War Below) PDF NEW ê James Scott Serving on a submarine had to be a very dangerous and frustrating line of duty This book is interesting but certain parts of the book the author could have done away with This book focuses on three WWII submarines used in warfare against Japan Written in a casual narrative style with each submarines exploits were

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characters The War Below ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The riveting story of the submarine force that helped win World War II by ravaging Japan’s merchant fleet and destroying its economyTHE WAR BELOW is the riveting story of the submarine force that helped win World War II in the Pacific by ravaging Japan’s merchant fleet and destroying the nation’s economyFocusing on the uniue stories of three of the war’s top submarines Silversides Drum and Tang James Scott takes readers beneath the waves to experience the determination heroism and tragedy that defined the submarine service From the thrill of a torpedo hit on a loaded freighter to the terror of depth charge attacks that shattered gauges and sprang leaks The War Below vividly re crea. Mel Enos and his party crowded inside the submarine s escape chamber just large enough for four men The men suabbled over how to operate the chamber before successfully flooding it with water The sailors opened the side door but struggled to attach a rope to the buoy that would allow them to ascend hand over hand 180 feet to the surface Just below the chamber in the forward torpedo room anxious sailors waited for the signal Thirty minutes passed with no word Inside the chamber Enos grew frustrated He gave up waiting on the buoy and dove out alone into the cold water No one would ever see him again James Scott The War Below The Story of Three Submarines that Battled JapanJames Scott understands something very fundamental about submarines their activities are inherently dramatic Whether it is the skillful skulking in the shadows as the sub angles for a shot the David versus Goliath catharsis as it unleashes its array of torpedoes at a much larger foe the sudden transition as the sub switches from hunter to prey or the tense silence as it waits out a depth charge attack a submarine at war is a fascinating subject If you don t believe me watch a submarine move Even the bad ones are pretty good With the possible exception of Kelsey Grammar s Down Periscope In The War Below Scott demonstrates his understanding by zeroing in on exactly those aspects that make submarine warfare so palm sweating and heart pounding Instead of giving you a comprehensive top down overview of US sub operations in World War II which you might find in a standard history Scott focuses on three individual submarines the Silversides the Drum and most famous of all the Tang He uses these vessels almost as case studies a representative sample of the roughly 260 subs that made war patrols Scott structures The War Below uite simply by progressing through World War II in alternating chapters set on each boat I hasten to add that Scott does not completely ignore the larger course of events He periodically cuts away from the three submarines to provide a bit of overarching context or to share the adventures of other boats This is helpful if you are not fully versed in the ebb and flow of the Pacific Theater If you are these sections serve mainly as a way to modulate the narrative s rhythms Brief aside Scott mentions near the end almost in passing that the effect of US submarines on Japanese shipping far surpassed that of the Army Air Force especially in terms of cutting off Japan s supply of oil It would have been interesting for him to have worked this into a thorough argument for the role impact and efficiency of submarines relative to the role impact and efficiency of planes engaged in civilian slaughtering area bombing For the most part though we are aboard the Silversides Drum and Tang Though he does not come out and say it I assume Scott picked these vessels because they had the most documentary information from which to draw I say this because Scott writes in an immersive novelistic fashion that reuires a great deal of research in order to find the telling details Scott s sources include interviews with surviving sailors so he did his homework The hallmark of The War Below is Scott s ability to recreate scenes with vivid tactility There is for instance an emergency appendectomy on the Silversides that captures every movement of the scalpel every bead of perspiration Later in the book we follow sailors in a doomed submarine as they attempt to escape to the surface using Momsen lungs It is gripping storytelling propelled by the fact that such an escape combines just about all of mankind s most primal terrors There is the darkness of course and the claustrophobic confinement in a small space and the knowledge that the weight of the sea is just overhead and even as you dread the idea of plunging into the cold black sea in an attempt to reach the surface without having an embolism the very oxygen you are breathing is turning to poison In moments like this The War Below is a fine study of character in the face of bladder loosening terror Unsurprisingly Scott does an excellent job in recounting the experiences of each sub in battle This includes a discussion about the faulty American torpedoes early in the war an embarrassing black mark for a nation that prides itself on technological excellence in the military arts Frankly I found that The War Below actually started to lag a bit when it got caught in a loop of fire dive repeat Even high level excitement becomes dull through repetition Interestingly there are relatively few of those iconic scenes where the crew of a submarine waits in bated silence as they are pinged by the active sonar of a vengeful destroyer This I suppose is a function of Japan s poor antisubmarine tactics For my money The War Below could have used a bit time spent on uotidian matters the humdrum day to day or uniue non martial incidents such as the emergency surgery performed by a pharmacist s mate I mentioned aboveEvery good story needs a solid center Here that role is performed by Richard O Kane America s top submarine ace While most sub officers and men rotated rather uickly through their tours of duty O Kane stuck with the Tang for nine months and destroyed twenty four ships O Kane was a pure predator fiercely driven ruthlessly relentless a Medal of Honor winner Scott makes the right choice in sticking close to O Kane who effortlessly overshadows almost every other character in the book regardless of those men s accomplishments Perhaps the one thing that The War Below lacks is an answer to the uestion of what drove men like O Kane Indeed it is a uestion that Scott doesn t even pose Submariners are an elite breed They hunted alone or in packs of two or three They were far from the chain of command They had a great deal of autonomy If a submariner were so inclined he could find a dozen ways to avoid lethal contact Yet the Silent Service attracted stone killers men who were obsessed with finding ships with sinking ships Those who lacked the fatal instinct were weeded out uickly and replaced It would have been thought provoking to get some psychological insight into this warrior type Alas while Scott is fantastic at taking us inside these submarines he is not nearly as able to penetrate the minds of the men who drove them

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characters The War Below ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Tes the camaraderie exhilaration and fear of the brave volunteers who took the fight to the enemy’s coastline Scott recounts incredible feats of courage from an emergency appendectomy performed with kitchen utensils to the desperate struggle of sailors to escape from a flooded submarine trapped on the bottom as well as moments of unimaginable tragedy including an attack on an unmarked enemy freighter carrying 1800 American prisoners of war The casualty rate among submariners topped that of all other military branches The war claimed almost one out of every five subs and a submarine crewman was six times likely to die than a sailor onboard a surface ship But the submarine service accomplis. The story of defeating Japan in WWII usually covers naval victories MacArthur s island hopping campaign or dropping the bomb Rarely does it cover the submarine warfare that made defending a sea based empire untenable essentially defeating the Japanese from the inside This book helps remedy that deficiencyThe author follows the stories of three submarines covering most of the campaign from the early lone wolf stage when submarines hunted alone to the final wolfpack stage when the US had so many subs they could form a picket line across likely shipping lanes The lone wolf stage involved a lot of guessing where the enemy would be and experimenting how best to use the problematic torpedoes By the end of the war subs received regular communiues about convoy locations and had support from other subs But it was still a lonely business with scant chance of rescue if something went wrong This is demonstrated by the Tang which sank after its last torpedo tragically circled back and hit it sinking it in 180 feet of water just months before the war s end This story alone is worth reading the bookAs for those torpedoes the success the US had in WWII is freuently attributed to our industrial capacity the ability to out produce all other combatants However do not delude yourself into thinking that the euipment was the best That s right many American lives were lost due to malfunctioning or poorly designed euipment But that s the nature of war men are expendablePerhaps that s why submarines have received so little press because they so directly show the cruelties of war Most Japanese freighters sank in two minutes or less with few survivors Some disintegrated on impact sinking instantly To be a sailor on a freighter was a virtual death sentence if an American sub spotted your smokestackSeveral times the book alludes to the inadeuate preparation the Japanese made for fighting submarine warfare This is highly ironic surely the Japanese command staff was aware of how central submarine warfare was to the European wars including WWI fought 25 years earlier This again demonstrates how decisions made 1000s of miles from the front result in the deaths of many men Why are we so ready to go to war whenever a politician or bureaucrat demands itBut perhaps the Japanese were unwitting victims of American propaganda You don t have to read very much about WWI or II to come across political leaders condemning Germany for their attempts to control the Atlantic by using submarines Surely the Americans who so stridently condemned Germany for using submarines wouldn t use them against Japan I mean that would be hypocritical Which may be another reason why US submarine warfare hasn t received the credit it deserves for victory over Japan we would have to acknowledge the hypocrisy of itReading this book was enhanced by visiting the USS Claga a WWII sub at Patriot s Point in Charleston Harbor It gave me a small sense of what it would have been like to be in the sunken Tang in it s final hours But get there soon I understand the Claga is scheduled to be towed away and sunk as it is obviously very deteriorated

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characters The War Below ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Hed its mission; Silversides Drum and Tang sank a combined sixty two freighters tankers and transports So ravaged from the loss of precious supplies due to the destruction of the nation’s merchant fleet were the Japanese that by the war’s end hungry civilians ate sawdust while warships lay at anchor due to lack of fuel and pilots resorted to suicidal kamikaze missions In retaliation the Japanese often beat tortured and starved captured submariners in the atrocious prisoner of war campsBased on than 100 interviews with submarine veterans and thousands of pages of previously unpublished letters and diaries The War Below will let readers experience the battle for the Pacific as never befor. Audiobook reader pretty good I picked this up after a recent exchange about the fact my dad was on a submarinethe Ray on which he was the cook in WWIIAt times it was a bit difficult to tell which boat he was referring to including those outside of the main three Silversides Drum and Tang plus mentions of many othersThe book was focused a bit too much on the commanders how many ships sunk and the tonnage not much about lives lost except on the submarines I had hoped for detail about the day to day lives of the submariners There were some nail biting sections of sailors escaping from the sinking Tang capture and imprisonment I did come away with a bit better understanding of the experience of being in a steel tube under waterThe sinking and escape made me think of my dad who recounted how when on leave he and another cook buddy were approached for new ships They were offered to choose but when they couldn t decide the officer flipped a coin My dad got the Ray and his buddy the other boat I have forgotten the name if he even said it which was sunk and all crew lost I never uestioned the accuracy or details of his story and spent many many childhood hours contemplating it and whether I would have been born and if so would I have still been meMy dad died in 1970 but I think he would have enjoyed this book

  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • The War Below
  • James Scott
  • English
  • 06 May 2019
  • 9781439176832