A Submariner's Story by Lt Joel Blamey, DSC, DSM
You couldn't make a film of this - nobody'd believe it. 35 years service in the RN, 28 years in submarines in peace and war; depth-charged over 200 times; the privations, the heat, the danger, bravery, resilience, endurance and unique camaraderie, it's all here. Couldn't put it down. Something I didn't know: the operating depth of a WW2 sub was only about 250 ft (although PORPOISE, Blamey's first wartime boat, was restricted to 200ft due to damage). The boat is only 290ft long itself. And if you're interested in engineering, it's even more un-put-down-able.