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Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea: The Daring Capture of the U-505 Paperback – April 15, 2012
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I wish the author had not inserted long discussions about his religious views. This was a book about WWII submarine warfare, not about religious opinions, especially to this extent. There were many typographical errors, probably due to the OCR scanning of the original book. It took me a while to figure out what a submarine's 'stem' was (actually the word 'stern' where the OCR scanning had interpreted the letters 'r' + 'n' as an 'm'. This happened many times throughout the book, and it happened in other words using the 'r' + 'n' characters together -- occasionally confusing me. It's too bad the book wasn't given a thorough proof reading prior to release. That's why I gave this book a '3' instead of a '4' or '5'.
backround. Is there any more?
While there are certain passages which are definitely aimed at a reader with next to zero knowledge of submarines, they are regularly overshadowed by many fascinating pieces on topics/tactics which I had never come across before. Again, the writer’s proximity to events – both personally and temporary – gives this book a unique viewpoint. I found Mr. Gallery’s thoughts regarding aspects of the ‘bad torpedo’ problem and of the Nuremberg Trials particularly absorbing.
There is a lot of action in this work, I assure you it’s far from a dry recitation on how the two Battles of the Atlantic were fought.
I heartily recommend this book.