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Raiders of the Deep

By Thomas, Lowell
1995, United States Naval Inst.
ISBN 1557507228
363 pages, 51 b&w photos

Descripton: Mr. Thomas wrote this book in the early 1920s, traveling to Germany to interview many of the U-boat skippers and crews from the Kaiser's U-boat fleet. It's written in a "Boys Own" style and conveys a real sense of excitement and adventure with every page. There are stories of surface gun battles with Q ships, the campaigns against the U.S. east coast in 1918, the sinking of several British battleships off Gallipoli, the hair-raising exploits of the Flanders Flotilla, and many more stories of torpedo malfunctions and unbelievably lucky escapes, e.g., "the torpedo that jumped over a boat." First published 1928.

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From the review: This book presents the exploits of World War I U-boats in an exciting adventure-narrative style. The author, a war correspondent in the Great War and a journalist, radio commentator, and prolific writer for decades afterward, specialized in captivat ...
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