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ISBN:
1844153649
Author:
Alastair Mars
Category:
Europe
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pen and Sword (June 19, 2006)
Pages:
224 pages
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Publisher: Pen and Sword (April 21, 2009).

Publisher: Pen and Sword (April 21, 2009). This book, written back in the early 50's, is the tale of HMS Unbroken under Alastair Mars, her captain for a tour in the Med during 1942, the "hinge of fate" in the second world war. It starts out with his travel to Gibraltar, landing Commandoes into Vichy France, and then proceeding to the Malta station during the height of the Siege

Publication date 29 Apr 2009. Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd.

Alastair Mars writes simply and without pretension, and his words evoke the claustrophobic yet heroic world of the submariner. Format Paperback 224 pages. Dimensions 156 x 234 x 1. 8mm 34. 9g. Publication date 29 Apr 2009. Imprint Pen & Sword Military. Publication City/Country South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Published April 21st 2009 by Pen and Sword Maritime (first published 1953).

During the bleak, heartbreaking days of early 1942, when beleaguered Malta. Once there, she was responsible for the destruction of two Italian cruisers and played a pivotal part in Operation Pedestal, the convoy that saved Malta from surrender. Published April 21st 2009 by Pen and Sword Maritime (first published 1953).

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During the bleak, heartbreaking days of early 1942, when beleaguered Malta was reeling under bombardment and blockade and Rommel was making his last desperate thrust towards Egypt, only one British submarine was operating in the western Mediterranean - the tiny, 600-ton Unbroken.In twelve months in the Med, Unbroken sank over 30,000 tons of enemy shipping, took part in four secret operations, three successful gun actions, and survived a total of over 400 depth charges, as well as innumerable air and surface attacks.This account of the 26-year-old Alastair Mars' command of this outstandingly successful submarine embraces her construction, sea trials and voyage to Gibraltar preparatory to her vital role in the Mediterranean. Once there, she was responsible for the destruction of two Italian cruisers and played a pivotal part in Operation Pedestal, the convoy that saved Malta from surrender. Alastair Mars writes simply and without pretension, and his words evoke the claustrophobic yet heroic world of the submariner.
  • Kaghma
A first rate submarine book written by the commanding officer of the HMS Unbroken. An excelelnt first hand account, as you read his book you can feel the boats..smell, taste the damp air and feel as if your alone in your own metal coffin. The book was written several years after World War 2 when many people were turing out there own stories. This is one story you "shouldnot miss".
  • Ferri - My name
a great read ,very well written
  • Gogul
Purchased from Amazon and the transaction was done in a satisfactory manner. Am reading this book for a book club. Not that interested in a submarine and do not have the knowledge of the makings of a submarine. However, if one was knowledgable about navy terms and such, think the book would be very enjoyable.
  • Gavinranadar
This book, written back in the early 50's, is the tale of HMS Unbroken under Alastair Mars, her captain for a tour in the Med during 1942, the "hinge of fate" in the second world war. It starts out with his travel to Gibraltar, landing Commandoes into Vichy France, and then proceeding to the Malta station during the height of the Siege.

From there, HMS Unbroken goes out on a number of patrols - shelling a railway line or two to disrupt the flow of supplies to Rommel in the Western Desert, sinking a merchantman or two, and damaging couple of Italian heavy cruisers so badly they took no further part in the war. There are also another few occasions where Unbroken is dropping special forces ashore: and the heartbreak of a failed insertion is all too real when things go wrong.

Unbroken is a little 600-ton submarine with a crew of 30-odd men, originally built as a training ship: tiny and fragile by today's standards, and small even by the standards of the 1940's. It is with dark humour we learn that after a heavy depth charging from which she was lucky to survive it is quipped that her name should be changed to "badly bent" or words to that effect.

All up, this is a compelling little read, which takes you under the sea on a series of WWII patrols in a close little boat. You feel every rivet popping, every leak, and the wait for a torpedo to hit its far-off target. There is little of the big picture here, but as a personal memoir of submarine warfare this is one of the best.