Author Alex Kershaw is widely praised for his enthralling nonfiction. In the harrowing war saga Escape from the Deep, he recounts the incredible exploits of the U.S. Navy's deadliest World War II submarine, U.S.S. Tang. From one end of the Pacific theater to the other - dodging mines and depth charges from hundreds of enemy vessels along the way - the 80 men of the Tang became legends. By 1944, they had undertaken more combat actions, including direct surface engagements, and sunk more Japanese ships than any other Allied submarine. Even after the Tang was accidentally sunk by one of her own malfunctioning torpedoes and the nine surviving crewmen were captured by a Japanese patrol boat, their uncommon courage allowed them to persevere through months of inhuman torture before finally being liberated.More
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Gripping Story of Survival from WW2 Submarine Sink
Yes It had a suspenseful plot. The fact that it is a true story makes it the more amazing.
The agonizing decisions the crew has to make in their attempts to escape the sunken sub.
A very matter of fact reading that doesn't color the story bit let's the facts speak for themselves making them even more poignant.
The remorse that the captain had even years later that not all the men had been saved.
This is an excellent book not only for those interested in military history but for those who enjoy a good human interest story.
- Tom Merrick "Retired Electronics Technician in Upstate NY."
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