War in the Boats: My World War II Submarine Battles

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Submarine duty in World War II was extraodinarily dangerous - more than 20 percent 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. A 26-year-old ensign, he kept a journal on eight action-filled patrols against the Japanese in the South Pacific. This book describes this unique combat and the courageous individuals who withstood its extreme pressures.

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The journal from eight action-filled patrols in the South Pacific

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Capt. William J. Ruhe, USN (Retired.), received three Silver Stars for his WWII performance and commanded vessels in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He edited the Submarine Review and was a technical adviser to Tom Clancy. He lives in suburban Washington, D.C.

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