|Plot Summary of Shadow Divers|
In the summer of 1991, a charter fishing boat captain searching for new fishing spots off the coast of New Jersey located a large object on the ocean floor. When he passed the location to some friends who were deep sea wreck divers, they went down for a look and discovered a submarine. But not just a submarine -- a German U-Boat from the Second World War! There was no record in U.S. or German archives of any such craft being in the area, let alone being sunk by American warships. What was it doing there?
Crack deep sea wreck divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler explored the wreck, 230 feet down, repeatedly for six years, trying to solve its mysteries. Several divers died in the attempt, new diving techniques would be necessary for success, and Kohler would travel to Germany to meet the families and survivors of the German sailors who died in action where nobody -- especially the history books -- knew about them.
This synopsis report prepared by David Loftus
|Chapter Analysis of Shadow Divers|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kind Of History
Time of history:
History of military?
- World War II
Subjects of this Historical Account
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
From a certain profession/group?
- naval soldiers
- scuba under
How much gore?
- 3 ()
How fast-paced is the book?
- 7 ()
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel...
- in awe
How much focus on stories of individuals?
- Focuses mostly on history of key players
- A handful
Length of book
- 300-350 pages
How much emphasis on small details?
- 4 ()
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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