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by William J. Ruhe

  • Author: William J. Ruhe
  • ISBN: 1574880284
  • ISBN13: 978-1574880281
  • ePub: 1298 kb | FB2: 1677 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Leaders & Notable People
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc; Reprint edition (August 1996)
  • Pages: 302
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 543
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War in the Boats: My World War II Submarine Battles ePub download

War in the Boats book. Submarine duty in World War II took the lives of more than 20 percent of . As a young ensign, William J. Ruhe kept a journal on eight action-filled patrols in the South Pacific.

War in the Boats book. His colorful memoir has earned a place with the best naval fiction, among such books as Run Silent, Run Deep and The Hunt for Red October.

Captain William J. Ruhe describes life on a US Fleet Boat very vividly in his book. He kept a journal during his time on Fleet Boats during World War II. This book is based off of the journal he kept while he was on the S-37, USS Seadragon, and USS Crevalle. The book kicks off describing how he landed on the "Rusty Old Sewer Pipe. We might know this "Pipe" by its other name, the S-37. Ruhe attended Radar School after the Naval Academy. The problem is the radars that he needs "were at the bottom.

Submarine duty in World War II took the lives of more than 20% of US submariners. Ruhe kept a journal on eight action-filled patrols in the South Pacific

Submarine duty in World War II took the lives of more than 20% of US submariners. His colourful memoir has earned a place with the best naval fiction, among such books as Run Silent, Run Deep and The Hunt for Red October.

Submarine duty in World War II took the lives of more than 20 percent of. .Memories of War. Publisher. Ruhe kept a journal on eight action-filled patrols in the South Pacific

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Submarine duty in World War II was extraodinarily dangerous . Bill Ruhe was one. A 26-year-old ensign, he kept a journal on eight action-filled patrols against the Japanese in the South Pacific. withstood its extreme pressures.

Submarine duty in World War II was extraodinarily dangerous - more than 20 per cent of US submariners lost their lives. What kind of man faced these odds, day after day, in a cramped, leaky sub hundreds of feet below the sea? Bill Ruhe was one.

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Submarine duty in World War II was extraodinarily dangerous - more than 20 per cent of US submariners lost their lives

Submarine duty in World War II was extraodinarily dangerous - more than 20 per cent of US submariners lost their lives. His colorful memoir has earned a place with the best naval fiction, among such books as "Run Silent, Run Deep" and "The Hunt for Red October. 2 people like this topic.

includes a Foreword by Tom Clancy.

"Reality and intensity are the chief watchwords of this unique and highly personal memoir of World War II submarine combat in the Southwest Pacific."--Seapower

Fhois
This certainly is a complete account of a sailor who was aboard three different classes of submarine during WWII. In fact, the first 50-75 pages is so detailed that it is hard to get through, even for someone who loves reading about subs. But I'm glad I pushed through because I found the book, as a whole, well worth the read.

Here are a few things that should be added if they write a new edition...or if you are thinking of writing a book about the military.
1) More maps. ...lots more maps. This book has one map, which is quite lacking considering how widespread the various submarine patrols chronicled in this book reached.
2) More pictures. There are tons of descriptions but with a chart/drawing/picture they mean little to someone who has never served aboard a submarine.
3) A list of ranks. For those of us that haven't served it would help to have a reference guide to ranks.
4) A better glossary. Don't use terms in the definitions that aren't defined elsewhere in the glossary. Although I know that the "bow" is the front of the boat, they use "bow" in several of the definitions but don't include "bow" in the glossary.
5) A basic explanation of how a submarine works. For those who don't know, it isn't as simple as just diving and surfacing and knowing in detail how it is done (or better yet, through a couple of diagrams) the rest of the book wouldn't seem overly detailed. If you understand how a submarine works, the details are appreciated but if not, than they become a bit too much.

But again, these are just general complaints I have about most military history books. I found this one facinating and one of the better submarine memoirs I have read.
Nargas
This book is hard to stop reading. It tells of the day to day environment aboard a submarine in a wartime environment when being the hunted and the hunter is happening at the same time. The author gives a perspective that very few people have ever encountered. There are harrowing experiences, human screw-ups, and poignant moments, such as when the crew evacuates a group of Philippine refugees to Australia.

What helps to make this book exceptional is the self effacing style of the author. The war efforts are not glorified, nor demeaned. He kept a detailed journal of his experiences over many combat missions involving a few different submarines and different skippers, and drew from these notes without a lot of exaggeration.

What also makes this book so fascinating in the way it reveals both the durability and the frailty of the boat and the crew. Attacks on ships rarely went as planned. Equipment is constantly breaking, and often being repaired in a “make-do” fashion. An abscessed tooth is removed from a crew member with pliers disinfected with torpedo alcohol. The skippers often become exhausted while managing the attack operations.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the history of the war in the Pacific, or in what submarine warfare was truly like in that era.
Doukree
If you think your day to day job is tough, you should read this book. I will never complain about over time, boring assignments or tough jobs again.
My God what these guys went through. Every American should read this book. The author's experiences in the terrible living conditions aboard early WWII submarines is too facinating to miss. I don't think our easy going air-conditioned society could do what these men did.
Mopimicr
I try to read everything I can about Submarine Ops in the Pacific during WWII.
This author does an excellent job of helping us to sense the ups and downs of crew morale resulting from decisions and choices of the Navy in general and the Commanding Officer in the specific.
Thank you Captain Ruhe!
greed style
Let me immediately state that what ever I say here is not meant to dishonor those who served or the author. I guess I've read somewhare around 8 - 10 WWII submarine themed books and this one is pretty much consistent with the rest. The author covers his personal experiences on subs during the War starting in an old S-boat and ending in a modern fleet boat. Much of the book addresses the basic aspects of living in and operating a submarine at war. There are numerous accounts of dive actions, close calls with destroyers, planes and equipment failure. One thing I found interesting and empathetically frustrating was the detailed accounts given of numerous attack actions that ended up compromised before the crew could get a fish into the target. I guess the fact that I could empathize with the frustration that the crew must have felt in those situations indicates that the author successfully pulled me into his story. In any case, I enjoyed the book even if the basic story line didn't differ greatly from any other sub story.
Breder
Great read . Better than most of the books of this genre, really defines the various personalities of the breed of men in the arena.
catterpillar
Superb book!! What a fantastic look at the dedication and bravery of our WW II submariners who put their lives on the line every day as they patrolled waters held by Imperial Japan. I would recommend this book to all as a historical accounting of WWII.
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