Apr 08, 2020
Fremantle's Submarines: How Allied Submariners and Western Australians Helped to Win the War in the Pacific
Posted by Michael Sturma

From unpromising beginnings in March 1942, the Allied submarine base at Fremantle on the west coast of Australia became a vital part of the Allied offensive against Japan Pushed back from the Philippines and the Netherlands East Indies, American submariners, accompanied by a small group of Dutch forces, retreated to Fremantle as a last resort The location was chosen forFrom unpromising beginnings in March 1942, the Allied submarine base at Fremantle on the west coast of Australia became a vital part of the Allied offensive against Japan Pushed back from the Philippines and the Netherlands East Indies, American submariners, accompanied by a small group of Dutch forces, retreated to Fremantle as a last resort The location was chosen for its good harbor and the fact that it was outside the range of land based Japanese aircraft Unfortunately the base was also far from their patrol areas and supply lines, and it was difficult to reinforce should the enemy attack Thanks largely to a welcoming civilian population, morale quickly improved The hospitality and sense of belonging fostered by Western Australians became legendary among Allied submariners and remains central to their wartime memories Perhaps as a result of such a positive experience, the Allied forces became much successful in combat Intertwining social and military history, Fremantle s Submarines relates how courage, cooperation, and community made Fremantle arguably the most successful military outpost of World War II from the standpoint of troop morale.

  • Title: Fremantle's Submarines: How Allied Submariners and Western Australians Helped to Win the War in the Pacific
  • Author: Michael Sturma
  • ISBN: 9781612518602
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fremantle s Submarines How Allied Submariners and Western Australians Helped to Win the War in the Pacific From unpromising beginnings in March the Allied submarine base at Fremantle on the west coast of Australia became a vital part of the Allied offensive against Japan Pushed back from the Philippi

    Nishant Pappireddi

    This book talks about both the battles actions involving the submarines based at Freemantle, and also the interactions between submariners and West Australian civilians I would have liked emphasis on the former over the latter, but it was still a good read.


    Margaret Sankey

    Aftering being pushed out of the Philippines, US, UK and Dutch submarine operations fell back to Western Australia, particularly Perth and the excellent harbor of Fremantle For the remainder of the war, the presence of Allied naval forces reassured the people that they would not be abandoned to Japanese invasion, while the civilian residents provided the crews with fresh food, strong Australian beer and morale raising companionship resulting in both bar brawls and a lot of marriages Meanwhile, S [...]


    Kit Langhorne

    Ok better when discussing the subs and crew whilst they were in Fremantle, but for details of when they were at sea, read Silent Victory.



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