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Code Name Caesar: The Secret Hunt for U-Boat 864 During World War II Hardcover – July 3, 2012
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About the Author
Jerome Preisler is the author of over twenty books including the New York Times bestselling series, Tom Clancy’s Power Plays. He lives in New York.
Kenneth Sewell is a former submariner and the co-author of Red Star Rogue: The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine’s Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S.
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I disagree of some of the details of the attack as given in the book .
I details given of the landing in a earlier patrol is very distorted as I was also in the landing party ,the location of the landing of equipment was advised to the captain prior to sailing [we were exercised during the month before] and high tide prevented us from landing as directed but an alternate was chosen and successfully complete , note we did not meet any persons ashore.
It was later;: said: the equipment was landed to provide help to those in destroying a heavy water plant for a atom bomb.
There was never any reports of diesel engines [so no snorkel], the initial report was a hammering sound which was unusual to the operator this started several discussions between between the operator and the officer of the watch . It was only when the relieving o.o.w. [the first Lt. Lt. Chalmers]. .took the watch that he viewed the Uboats periscope and called Captain to the Control Room and the attack commenced.
NOTE the navigator was a Lt R.N. not an Ensign .[ a American term for a junior officer] no American services were involved in the action.
Mention was made of seaman Harry Plummer[ a friend of mine] he was o torpedoe operator with T.I.would have fired the fish. He was in the landing party in the earlier patrol with Leading Tel Byrnes and Sub/Lt. Brand.
Regards Robert GOlding P.S the lost copy has arrived after travelling via Hong Kong West Australia across three states to N.S.W. Should I donate it to village library??? thanks for a wonderful service
Thanks again Robert golding[ ex Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy]