read clay blair's silent victory and you'll care.
watch the director's cut of das boot. talk to a ww2
submariner from any country. all of a sudden you'll realise
how damned interesting the things are.
unless you're dead from the hair down.
Especially if you are fortunate to live in a town full of sub people, both
active and retired; there are plenty of stories that will chill your back
hairs. Then you start reading the stories and get a whole new perspective on
stuff never, EVER, talked about in school and only glimmered about in the
various news sources.....depth charging, secret missions hinted at. I wished
I had the chance to talk to some of the veterans that have passed on....
Yes, things really went downhill when the control room moved down to the
nose. Watching both VTTBOS and Lost in Space got you the chance to see
your favourite monster twice in the same week.
Most overused phrase: "run a charge through the hull!"
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
Probably those who didn't live near a river.
Ours was in the Hudson highlands on a gravel plateau overlooking the
widest part of the Hudson River.
The gravel was soft sometimes requiring a tow by other race fans. :-)
One of ours was literally across the road from the Ft. McClellan light arms
firing range. One could see the tracers at night through the trees. But
every now and then they would put an M-60 mg on some sort of metal target
(old tank hull?) and the tracers would richochet up into the night air.
Ah, nothing like fireworks on a summer's evening!