Disclosure: I received a copy of the book i exchange for my review any opinions are my own.
It’s rare that I read a book that touches all of my emotions half way through the book. Out of the Depths touched my mind body and soul; it is the real life story of Edgar Harrell (USMC), the unforgettable WWII story of survival, courage, and the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.
Imagine being left in the Pacific Ocean, without food or water, surrounded by sharks, with friends suffering unimaginable injuries drifting besides you, many of whom would die over the course of five days of extremely adverse conditions. Your ship was just attacked by a Japanese torpedo and you’re left in the darkness, with the risk of hypothermia, starvation and dehydration, and with the desperate fear of an enemy ship coming back to finish the job. Hundreds of your friends and fellow Marines are injured, dead, dying or missing.
The USS Indianapolis is the worst Navy disaster in the history of the United States. The ship with a crew of 1,196 was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine just one week before the war would be brought to an end by the dropping of TWO atomic bombs. The key material used in the bombs was uranium which was delivered by the USS Indianapolis weeks before it was sank.
I first heard about the USS Indianapolis not in school or in a history book but while watching Jaws when I was younger.
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The actors recounts of the event was so real scary and sad I often wondered if they were true. Well, come to find out indeed they were. Edgar Harrell is one of only 35 survivors of the Indianapolis alive today.
Edgar Harrell survived the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, he and the other survivors are True American Heroes and really give a meaning to why we celebrate our Freedoms and Memorial Day. I am proud to be celebrating Memorial Day and by giving away a copy of this Ah- MAZING Book!
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