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Subs Down Under West


Did you read U. S. Subs Down Under by David Jones and Peter Nunan? The latest edition of Lynne Cairn’s book Secret Fleets: Fremantle’s World War II Submarine Base brings comparable color to the boats stationed at Western Australian bases during World War II. It is loaded with facts and details. Researchers will find its appendix of submarine comings and goings very useful. Best of all it tells the nuts and bolts story of how American capitalism and Australian mutton combined to build a series of strategic submarine bases in Western Australia and a formidable submarine force, which ensured the demise of the Dai Nippon Teikoku. And its numerous pictures are an added bonus.

Secret Fleets: Fremantle's World War II Submarine Base

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