Stealthy and deadly, the searing blast of a U-boat's torpedo was often followed by hours of creeping terror as the hunter became the hunted, and Allied anti-submarine forces rained down tons of high explosives, testing the skill and endurance of everyone aboard. Written by a survivor of the true events, U-859 is a novel, but it is also an eye-witness account of what it was like to be on the receiving end of Allied explosives, and the mind-numbing terror of being trapped in the pitch blackness of a sunken submarine.
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In April 1944, the Type IX-D2 long range U-boat U-859 sailed from Kiel, carrying a secret cargo of mercury and bound for Japanese occupied Penang. Less than an hour from her destination, after six months at sea and 20,000 miles, U-859 was sunk by a British submarine, carrying the 67 men in her crew to the bottom of the Malacca Straits. Only 20 men were able to swim up to life from 50 meters of water. One of those men, Arthur Baudzus, has taken those real events and used them as the framework for this exciting and insightful novel of men at war.About the Author:
Now a retired marketing manager living in Australia, Arthur Baudzus served as a electrician in the real U-859. One of only 20 survivors when U-859 was sunk, Mr. Baudzus endows this novel with a sense of realism that can only come from having lived through the harrowing events.
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Descrizione libro Riverdale Electronic Books, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0971220778
Descrizione libro Riverdale Electronic Books, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110971220778