Escape from the Deep: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II

By: Kershaw, Alex

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In the early morning hours of October 24, 1944, the legendary U.S. Navy submarine "Tang" was hit by one of its own faulty torpedoes. The survivors of the explosion struggled to stay alive one hundred-eighty feet beneath the surface, while the Japanese dropped deadly depth charges. As the air ran out, some of the crew made a daring ascent through the escape hatch. In the end, just nine of the original eighty-man crew survived.

But the survivors were beginning a far greater ordeal. After being picked up by the Japanese, they were sent to an interrogation camp known as the "Torture Farm." When they were liberated in 1945, they were close to death, but they had revealed nothing to the Japanese, including the greatest secret of World War II.

With the same heart-pounding narrative drive that made "The Bedford Boys" and "The Longest Winter" national bestsellers, Alex Kershaw brings to life this incredible story of survival and endurance.

Title: Escape from the Deep: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II

Author Name: Kershaw, Alex

Categories: Submarines & Submariners,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: U.S.A., Da Capo Press: 2009

ISBN Number: 030681790x

ISBN Number 13: 9780306817908

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Trade Paperback

Seller ID: 072103

Description: Minor wear to edges. Tight, clean, unmarked. Black & white photographs