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Discuss Books about the Silent Service. in Submariners on Navy Net; Why Should Britain Tremble?: A Submariner's Tale - By Chas Cooke. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Should-B.../dp/1424115914 Chas is member of the forum and surfaces (no pun intended) every so often. I have also read most of the other books ...
- 28-03-12, 08:11 #11
Why Should Britain Tremble?: A Submariner's Tale - By Chas Cooke.
Chas is member of the forum and surfaces (no pun intended) every so often. I have also read most of the other books mentioned here but this is the best book and gives the best insight to life on the boats.
28-03-12, 11:02 #12
- Join Date
- Oct 2008
- On my narrowboat
I've just finished Alistair Mars's 'HMS Thule Intercepts', first published in 1956 and sold for 2/6d (12.5p), the true story of his time commanding the boat in the Far East from 1944. I found it a good read and when I read about temperatures below of 130f and being unable to dive because it was too shallow I remember why I was a skimmer!
If anybody wants the book let me know and I'll happily send it on to you.
28-03-12, 13:09 #13
Cheers guys. S-B I don't mind really, factual or novel its all good. RN or USN or whoever. As long as they are true to their purpose etc! Don't want to read a whole load of waffle that isn't true from a supposed "factual" book!
I read some cold war ruski ones like Hide & Seek by some ruski chap and it was quite interesting to see what sneaky stuff they were upto but later heard it was all made up so..
DAS BOOT now thats a great one! I watched the movie first though (several times!) before i read the book.
28-03-12, 13:27 #14
- Join Date
- May 2006
- On patrol
Wrecker tells me this is the most realistic record of events below the waves:
Amazon: "Submarine Sam"
(Wrecks has also nearly finished colouring it in, apparently..!)Some people are only alive because it's illegal to kill them...
"Don't make me write your name on my shit list!"
Your lips are moving, but all I hear is 'BLAH, BLAH, BLAH...'
"I don't have ADD, it's just... Hey look! A squirrel!"
28-03-12, 14:04 #15
I'm still under assessment to see if I'm allowed coloured crayons SPB, evidently there's a backlog of crushers holding things up As I found out the hard way, if you go over the lines it's a case of round the bouy.
Last edited by WreckerL; 28-03-12 at 14:07.Sh1t shot, pumping slop.
28-03-12, 14:16 #16
- Join Date
- May 2007
- Guzz, in the rain as usual
RUN SILENT RUN DEEP by Edward L Beech (better than the Clark Gable/Burt Lancaster movie): DUST ON THE SEA (same author) and another whose name escapes me, Cold War Era. Although Septic and gung ho, still a good read. Best of the Bunch ? SEND DOWN A DOVE and DAS BOOT by far.
28-03-12, 14:18 #17
It's been mentioned before but Iron Coffins by Herbert Werner has always been a favourite of mine.Sh1t shot, pumping slop.
28-03-12, 22:05 #18
- Join Date
- Feb 2010
- Up the creek
See if you can get a copy of ' Hirschfeild.The secret diary of a U Boat'. By Wolfgang Hirschfeld,as told to Geofferey Brooks. Another intresting book on the subject.
28-03-12, 23:35 #19
'Submarine' by Jean Hood. An anthology of ww11 accounts from every nation that had submarines involved.'Nautilus 90 North' story of the first boat to the North Pole written by the old man. First jolly afterwards - Portland! (Dorset not States)'T Class Standing Orders: Departmental cleaning responsibilities chapter' - Handy for igniting heated discussion just before CO's rounds - ('Thats the f**king dabbers part of ship, not the f**king RO's') etc etc
Last edited by shellbackmac; 28-03-12 at 23:37."Of all the branches of men in the forces there is none which shows more devotion and faces grimmer perils than the submariners."
"Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind."
SHELLBACK - A sailor who has been at sea so long that limpet shells and barnacles are encrusting his back. The term was derogatory at first, but later took on an admiring tone, similar to that of Sea Daddy.
29-03-12, 21:06 #20
Few survived is all about early escapes from sunken boats,includes K13,Thetis and loads more,makes you realise just how far escape equipment has come on.Finished with main motors and steering