The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945
The Depths of Courage American Submariners at War with Japan 19411945 Author:Flint Whitlock, Ron Smith Chosen by WWII History magazine as one of the Best Books of the Year. — In the dark days after Pearl Harbor, the small, illequipped arm of the Navy known as Submarine Force would stand between the shattered U.S. Pacific Fleet and the might of the Japanese Navy. Unfortunately, the spirit and courage of the Submarine Force is being fo... more »rgotten as the veterans of that force pass into history.
To preserve their heroic tales of war beneath the sea, critically acclaimed author and military historian Flint Whitlock, in collaboration with decorated World War II submarine veteran Ron Smith, set out on a journey of more than two years to interview submariners and to record their accounts before the memories of their endeavors are lost forever. These are their stories.« less
Robert (JackL) reviewed The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945 on
A very good factual analysis of U.S. submarine combat during WWII. Very interesting chronology concerning the training and exploits of one sailor through his service and experiences, as well as a lot of true accounts from others who were actually on the boats during combat. Some harrowing stories about attacks and counter-attacks. Overall a very interesting, factual account.