Submarine (1952) was a factual account of these boats and their kind of warfare; this carries a slim plot line through...

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Submarine (1952) was a factual account of these boats and their kind of warfare; this carries a slim plot line through further details of the service, particularly in the Pacific. This is the tape recording of Edward G. Richardson, after his award of a Congressional Medal of Honor, and it tells of his responsibility, which marred a friendship, in not permitting Jim Bledsoe, Executive Officer of the S-16, a premature qualification as skipper. Laura, whom Jim marries before they leave, is part of the picture for Rich also loves her; but it is Jim's unreadiness which decides Rich to take over when Jim is before the Examining Board. It is not until they are on full duty that the hurt is covered up and then Jim shows the daring and brilliance of which Rich felt sure- and when Rich is invalided ashore it is Jim who adds to the fame of the Walrus. When he is reported missing, Rich aboard the Eel is off for Area Seven and there avenges Jim by a wholesale murder of Bungo Pete's ships and crew -- and retrieves his crew's respect by the rescue of three airmen. The boats, their crews, the patrols and underwater battles, the torpedoes and the tricks of garbage -- all are here for that dedicated audience.

Pub Date: March 31, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Holt

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1955