Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Good Reads: Code Name Caesar

Published by Berkley Caliber in 2012, this non-fictional account intertwines the story of Nazi and Japanese efforts to share war technology with the story of the U-864 and its ultimate destruction by the British submarine H.M.S. Venture, the only submarine in history to sink another sub in underwater combat.  It's a fantastic book!

U-864 was carrying 67 tonnes of liquid mercury, sealed in individual steel bottles.  It subsequently developed into a huge environmental risk and has since been entombed under a heavy cover of sand and gravel.  Another terrible cost of war.

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