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Thunder Below!: The USS *Barb* Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II


The thunderous roar of exploding depth charges was a familiar and comforting sound to the crew members of the USS Barb, who frequently found ... Show synopsis

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  • A Must Read! Apr 10, 2014
    by Charles C

    One of the best books I have ever read. If you enjoy books about WW 11, then you must read this book.

  • Thunder Below May 23, 2013
    by Ralph

    An excellent story of an operational submarine. It gives one the idea of how one has to live on a sub plus the events that happened during the operation of the craft.

  • Submarine adventure Feb 21, 2008
    by Jfrank

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. It takes you on an hour and daily true life aboard a deasel submarine during wartime operations. The author ( Captain ) has used factual documents for this book. Great reading!

  • Thunder Below by Gene Fluckey Aug 31, 2007
    by Puppy

    Admiral Fluckey presents his exploits as theCaptain of the submarine USS BARB during WWII. One must start this read with some idea of submarine technology from that period and the conditions in which the submariners lived. The movie DAS BOOT will provide a background. With that in mind, Admiral Fluckey discusses in a straightforward way how he came to be so successful. It is somewhat like General Grants Autobiography where he presents his Civil War work in a straightforward unemotional way. Admiral Fluckey does, however, report his thinking and feelings and goes to great lengths to determine the results of some of his attacks. All in all, the book tells what is was like in WWII in a very readable interesting manner.
    PS: This book is out of print. I bought a used copy.

    by jcs1

    Military historians and others will find the story of the USS Barb and her commander, Eugene Fluckey, to be a one of both warfare and leadership. Captain Fluckey was a natural leader and a brilliant submarine commander who earned the undying loyalty of his shipmates and peers in the U.S. Navy.

    A recepient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, his risks were calculated. His crew were the only American military men to land on Japanese soil during WWII. The exploits of the Barb's war patrols are unparalelled.

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