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Would you listen to The Real X-Men again? Why?
Yes, I have. The narration got over the sense of drama and the sheer bravery of, what sound like "ordinary" people doing extraordinary things.
Who was your favorite character and why?
There wasn't really any single character that stood out, they were all people you would wish to meet and spend time with.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
No single scene, the whole story is stranger than fiction, from development of the weapons, the training through to the missions themselves.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
I can't really improve on the title of the book.
Any additional comments?
The narration was great, Peter Noble has done a fine job of giving voice to these amazing heroes of the deep both British and Italian and helped give air to just how difficult and extraordinary their work was. Robert Lyman has written a brilliant book on a fascinating subject. I've suggested friends of mine that are professional divers listen to, or read this book.
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This is a well written and well read account. It covers the Allied use of human torpedoes and midget submarines from wooden mockups to the sinking of Japanese warships in 1945. The immense danger to crews is highlighted by the many fatalities and near fatalities even in training. In this modern age of diving for sport we often forget how knowledge and equipment had to be developed from scratch in the 1940a
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