- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; First Edition edition (Jun. 1974)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0718302737
- ISBN-13: 978-0718302733
- Package Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.7 x 2.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,934,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hunting Submarine: Fighting Life of H.M.S. "Tally-ho" Hardcover – 1 Jun 1974
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a good book for anyone with an interest in submarines in the 2nd World War - and at less than £2 is good value.
For a very interesting and detailed account of (German) Uboats read 'The U-Boat Century' by Jak Mallmann Showell
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.
This book is a fine, well-written tribute to an outstanding "Boat" and a Captain and crew that served in her.
Conditions in modern day submarines can be difficult to say the least. But sixty years ago they were a heck of a lot worse.
Combine this with the dangers facing them on a daily basis, one wonders how these men coped and survived, both mentally and physically. Their bravery and determination to win through is exemplary.
A very well-written account of life on board a Royal Navy submarine in World War Two. A steal at this price.
The Malacca Straits were a difficult area in which to operate but Tally-Ho did it with skill.
A good example of the excercise of sea power which the Government should note.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a really good read - it is well written and tells the wartime story of HMS Submarine , which was the first RN use by a warship built for naval service although used by a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by David I. Walker
This well researched account of HMS Tally-Ho is both an interesting account of her wartime activities and an insight into her crew's experiences. Read morePublished 9 months ago by mnb22
It's hard to read about war without awe at the trade of life and death necessary. The authors do a suberb job describing the hubris-free determination and professionalism of men... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Rich Wiltshir
Not much has been written about British submarines in the Far East in WW 2. This is well written, easy to follow but still explains how the boat and its crew did what they did. Read morePublished on 21 Feb. 2015 by Kindle Customer