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RED STAR UNDER THE BALTIC (Hbk)


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This is the graphic personal account of a Soviet submariner during his years at sea in the Baltic during World War II. Not only it this a superb record of the appalling conditions endured on these basic craft, but a very human account detailing the comradeship and tensions among the crew as they operated in the most life-threatening conditions. Written in the first person, the author vividly describes the many actions that he and his comrades were involved in. Many of these were successful and Korzh witnessed numerous engagements and sinkings of German shipping. However, it was by no means a one-sided contest and there were some horrifyingly close calls. The comparatively shallow waters of the Baltic were less than ideal for submarine warfare. Perhaps the most dangerous and dramatic moment came when his submarine became entangled in netting. After frantic efforts, they just managed to extricate themselves before being depth-charged. Another constant threat was of mechanical malfunction. This book will have strong appeal to all those with an interest in the naval history of World War II. It is extremely rare to have a totally authentic Russian account, which has been superbly translated into English. There are strong echoes in this thrilling memoir of the classic German U-boat story "Das Boot" with its non-stop action and constant underwater danger.
  • AUTHOR: Korzh, V
  • FORMAT: 194pp 22 Bw 240x160 Hb
  • Code: 20203

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