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Red Star, Under the Baltic: A Soviet Submariner's Personal Account, 1941-1945 Hardcover – Illustrated, January 19, 2005
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For those interested in submarine operations and the challenges of life on board during war, this is an excellent book.
Having been a submariner myself, and having read numerous submarine books of different nations navies, the makeup of the crews and their personalities and character seem so similar. This was a good read
The book gives a vivid description of life about a Russian submarine and its many hazards, not all of them caused by the enemy. Sailing in such an unforgiving area as the Baltic Sea presented many problems for Russian subs, and at times it seemed as if the author experienced them all. The book also provides a glimpse into life in Leningrad during the early parts of the Nazi siege as that's where the author was stationed. One of the more interesting aspects of the book is the role of the Communist Party political officers on the subs. They act as a second captain in some ways and at times I felt as if they're more in charge of the boat than the actual captain.
The book could have used some maps to give the reader a better understanding of where the author went on his patrols, so bone up on your Russian and Finnish geography. Overall, a good read about an area of World War II which has received very little ink.
Greatly feared by the Germans, I found it fascinating to learn how they employed extensive counter-measures to ensure the entire Soviet Fleet was kept bottled up. In this way German U-Boats were then able to strike at allied and even neutral shipping with impunity. Then we learn how, in 1943, all that began to change as the Allies learned how to strike back at their, hitherto unseen, enemy.
For those with an interest in the war at sea, it is very easy to become so preoccupied with U-Boats and the North Atlantic campaign that the struggles undergone by our Soviet Allies (as they were at that time) are completely overlooked. The involvement of Finnish Forces on the side of Germany (Finland eventually withdrew from the War in 1944) was an additional threat of which I previously knew very little.
Altogether a fascinating, well written and worthwhile book which, for me at least, has opened up a whole new area of interest in the war at sea during 1939-1945.