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By Jacques Lusseyran

ISBN-10: 1608682692

ISBN-13: 9781608682690

While Jacques Lusseyran was once an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was once blinded in an coincidence. He comprehensive his education made up our minds to take part on the planet round him. In 1941, whilst he used to be seventeen, that international was once Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran shaped a resistance crew with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the easiest. ultimately, Lusseyran used to be arrested and despatched to the Buchenwald focus camp in a delivery of 2 thousand resistance combatants. He used to be one among simply thirty from the shipping to outlive. His gripping tale is among the strongest and insightful descriptions of dwelling and thriving with blindness, or certainly any problem, ever published.

* selected as one of many a hundred top non secular Books of the 20 th Century by way of a jury of writers together with Harold Kushner, Thomas Moore, Huston Smith, and Natalie Goldberg
* This fourth version encompasses a new insert of photographs

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The space aft of the conning tower was reserved for the fitting of a 46-ton (42-tonne) Type A midget submarine. (Kure Maritime Museum) C1 TYPE SPECIFICATIONS Units in class: Displacement: 5 (1-16, 1-18, 1-20, 1-22, 1-24) 2,554 tons (2,317 tonnes) surfaced; 3,561 tons (3,230 tonnes) submerged Dimensions: Length 358ft 6in. 1 m); Draft 17ft 6in. 6km/h) submerged Operating depth: 330ft (100m) Crew: 95 34 1-47 at Kure after her surrender. This C2 Type submarine was the only boat of its class to survive the war.

Armament: Four 21-in. bow torpedo tubes and four torpedoes. 5-in. deck guns, but these were in short supply, so four 3-in. mortars were substituted. Antiaircraft weapons included two twin and three single 25mm guns. The number of torpedoes could be increased in lieu of aircraft torpedoes. War service: This was the largest Japanese transport submarine completed. She completed one round trip to Singapore, returning to Japan with 132,000 gallons (499,674 liters) of aviation fuel. On her second trip she was torpedoed by a US submarine in the South China Sea en route toJapan.

Deck guns. Initially, four haiten could be carried; this was later increased to six. War service: Like the B2 units, the B3 boats enjoyed little success and only one survived the war. I-52 attempted the fifth and final transit by an Imperial Navy submarine to Europe, departing Japan in March 1944. On June 23, 1944, west of the Cape Verde Islands, she was sunk by an American air-launched acoustic torpedo. I-53 scored a noteworthy success when one of her haiten sank a US Navy destroyer escort in the Philippine Sea on July 24, 1945.

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