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by Alex Kershaw

eBook Escape From the Deep: An Epic Story of Courage and Survival During World War II download ISBN: 1458777839
Author: Alex Kershaw
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant; Large Print 16 pt edition (January 21, 2013)
Language: English
Pages: 336
ePub: 1386 kb
Fb2: 1400 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: History
Subcategory: Military

The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of. .

The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau. With the same heart-pounding narrative drive that made The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter national bestsellers, Alex Kershaw brings to life this incredible story of survival and endurance.

Escape from the Deep book. Alex Kershaw has expanded this considerably by his truly amazing story of incredible courage and tenacity of the captain and crew of the USS Tang, the most decorated submarine in US Navy history. In mid 1944, the Tang's Captain O'Kane, an "ace" of the submarine service, volunteered to hunt the enemy solo in the Formosa straight off the coast of China, a "target rich" env Unfortunately, my knowledge of the submarine service was limited to watching "Das Boot" and "Run Silent, Run Deep".

Kershaw focuses on the human side of the war and the anxiety specific to those serving in the Silent Service. This is the story of the USS Tang who in her five war patrols sank more enemy ships and rescued more airmen than any other allied ship at that time. The story of O'Kane and his crew has been detailed in a number of different books to date, even by O'Kane himself. During her final 2 night battle (on her 5th patrol) with two convoys, sank 5 more ships before she was struck and sunk by a defective torpedo. Of the crew of ninety only 9 survived.

Author:-Kershaw, Alex. Title:-Escape from the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 5 brand new listings. Alex Kershaw is the author of the widely acclaimed and bestselling books The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, The Few, and two biographies: Jack London and Blood and Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa. He lives in Massachusetts. Country of Publication.

It is an epic for the ages. Popular historian Kershaw (Escape from the Deep: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II, 2009, et. looks at the work of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg and his still mysterious.

I can find no fault with Escape from the Deep.

Kershaw has done an outstanding job of tracking down survivors and their families to compile this outstanding oral history of one of the most horrific events of World War II. But for the survivors of the Tang, we would not have any way of knowing the horror faced by the brave men who serve in the Silent Service and who know that if their submarine is sunk, the odds of survival are as close to zero as they can be. Indeed, in the history of submarine warfare, only five men – each a Tang survivor – have escaped from a sunken submarine and lived to tell the tale. I can find no fault with Escape from the Deep.

This is a fascinating story well told. †Elizabeth Norman, author of the award-winning We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese

In the early morning hours of October 24, 1944, the legendary . You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.

In the early morning hours of October 24, 1944, the legendary . Navy submarine Tang was hit by one of its own faulty torpedoes. The survivors of the explosion struggled to stay alive one hundred-eighty feet beneath the surface, while the Japanese dropped deadly depth charges. As the air ran out, some of the crew made a daring ascent through the escape hatch. In the end, just nine of the original eighty-man crew survived. But the survivors were beginning a far greater ordeal

In the early morning hours of October 24, 1944, the legendary U.S. Navy submarine Tang was hit by one of its own faulty torpedoes. The survivors of the explosion struggled to stay alive one hundred-eighty feet beneath the surface, while the Japanese dropped deadly depth charges. As the air ran out, some of the crew made a daring ascent through the escape hatch. In the end, just nine of the original eighty-man crew survived. But the survivors were beginning a far greater ordeal. After being picked up by the Japanese, they were sent to an interrogation camp known as the ''Torture Farm.'' When they were liberated in 1945, they were close to death, but they had revealed nothing to the Japanese, including the greatest secret of World War II. With the same heart-pounding narrative drive that made The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter national bestsellers, Alex Kershaw brings to life this incredible story of survival and endurance.