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The Hunting Submarine: The Fighting Life of HMS Tally-Ho [Kindle Edition]

Ian Trenowden , Mark Trenowden
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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HMS Tally Ho, captained by Commander L.W.A. Bennington was a T-class submarine which achieved spectacular success in the Second World War. Her name was chosen for her by Winston Churchill and it proved a very suitable one for a hunting submarine. In a single commission, lasting from 15th March 1943 to 26th February 1945, she operated in the Malacca Strait. Here, surrounded by enemy air bases and in badly charted shallow waters - so shallow that many experts considered them unsuitable for submarine operations - she took a heavy toll of enemy warships and supply vessels. The boat, her captain and her crew are all vividly portrayed in this exciting chronicle which is the fruit of wide and detailed research.

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An account of the wartime operations of the submarine HMS Tally-Ho and her crew in the Malacca Strait off Malaya, who successfully attacked and destroyed many enemy ships despite operating in shallow and uncharted waters considered unsuitable for submarines.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3009 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (15 Jan. 1974)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1620955695
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620955697
  • ASIN: B00889O6OQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,539 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little book 14 Oct. 2012
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You might be thinking that at £1.31, it doesn't really matter whether this book is good or not - it's cheaper than a bottle of water at a train station. In truth, that was my thought when clicking the 'order now' button. I scanned the reviews, but didn't pay them much heed.

Thankfully this cracking little book turned out to be well worth the £1.31. Indeed, I'm not sure what surprised me the most; the price, how good it is, or the fact the print edition is older than I am.

Presumably a new addition to the Kindle library, there are a couple of typos, and not many pictures. Mindful of when it was written, there's no swearing either (something which I found difficult to accept, having worked with a former submariner!). Nonetheless it is a very good read, charting the patrol and shore-leave highlights of HMS Tally-Ho and her crew during the final stages of the war in the Far East.

To me, a good litmus of a book's quality is how late one stays up reading - in my case twenty five to two before I suddenly realised how tired I had become.

On that basis, thoroughly recommended little read for enthusiasts of the subject. It's well written, and easily accessible, making it ideal for dipping in and out of during the commute.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tally- ho Life and War in a submarine. 9 Nov. 2012
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This is a stirring tale of the united determination of the Captain and ship's {or boat's) company to prosecute their warfare in an often overlooked theatre. The technical aspects of operating a submarine are presented in a readable and enlightening way and point to the endless adaptability and competence of all involved and the understated courage of every man onboard during the repeated patrols in hostile waters. The less formal atmosphere than would be expected in a surface vessel is amply portrayed and yet the exceptional espirit de corps generated within the team that cannot afford any passengers generates its own overwhelmingly powerful discipline. The resulting and famed "can-do"spirit is amply demonstrated by the flexibility they demonstrate in using their limited resources, particularly living space, to support the clandestine operations of the Army.
This book is a fine, well-written tribute to an outstanding "Boat" and a Captain and crew that served in her.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good read 17 Dec. 2012
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My father served on HMS Tally-Ho so this book is very special, giving lots of detail I never knew about his time aboard. The attention to detail is excellent and is a really good read for anyone with an interest in Royal Navy, Submarines and 2nd World War
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Firct Class true Submarine adventure. 26 Oct. 2013
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Excellent! Well written and presented summary of Tally-Ho's war time activities. Easily read, absorbing and not too much 'packing'. Better than expected.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good story well told 22 Oct. 2013
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Full of detail an interesting read by a technically competent author, who knows his subject.
Which is a theatre of war not given much publicity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but not outstanding. 19 Aug. 2013
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I found this book interesting but not outstanding. I was drawn to this book mainly by the price and positive reviews. There's nothing wrong with the book but in my opinion it only rates as average.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great read 15 Aug. 2013
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Excellent naval history and well written. Great book about the wartime exploits of a royal naval submarine in the Far East during the Second World War
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read 28 July 2013
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A true insight into life aboard a submarine at war.
A very realistic account.
This book makes you think of what life at sea during war times was truly like.
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