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Old Feb 29, 2012, 03:41 PM
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Just want to see what your favorite submarine movies are that you might watch as you work on your project. My short list is, Das Boot, Run Silent Run Deep, K-19, Hunt For Red October, U-571.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 03:59 PM
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music to build by

when i build ships in general i listen to cd's.....most of the time i'm playin....VICTORY AT SEA....keeps me in the building mood......

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Old Feb 29, 2012, 08:28 PM
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great funny movie....

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Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:53 PM
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I can't believe I forgot that one. I actually watch it and pause it so I can get detailing ideas for my bluefish.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 10:21 AM
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"Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor" PBS Nova

"Lost Subs, Disaster at Sea" National Geographic

There's always "On the Beach" with Gregory Peck.

The original book, "Das Boot" is great reading. The same author took tons of pictures on submarines, mainly U-96, and, as shown in the movie, was also doing so. He published another book

http://www.amazon.com/U-Boat-War-Lot...0617692&sr=1-2


I just got done returning an earlier, paperback (1979) edition to my library. It is essentially a grainy b&w picture book crammed with text, much of it following the events in the movie- with HIS PHOTOS of the events as they are occurring.

For example, in the movie, when U-96 and "Thompsons boat" meet mid Atlantic in a raging storm...that really happened except for a name change...and there are pics of the other boat as it rolls up and down the waves, nearly crashing into U-96.

There are some pics taken during depth charging: all blurry, and one shot of the captain where the shutter on the camera broke and the frame is off. The chief fixed his camera, making small special tools to do so.

The details of how a dive is done, with details on what the chief and planesman have to do is also given a page or so. This amount of detail is absent in the book "Das Boot".

I have no idea if anything is changed in the newer, hard copy edition, so YMMV.

I'd also recommend "Iron Coffins" by Herbert A Werner, one of the few Captains to survive the war. It's everything from coarse to poetic.
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 05:59 PM
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"Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor" PBS Nova

"Lost Subs, Disaster at Sea" National Geographic

There's always "On the Beach" with Gregory Peck.

The original book, "Das Boot" is great reading. The same author took tons of pictures on submarines, mainly U-96, and, as shown in the movie, was also doing so. He published another book

http://www.amazon.com/U-Boat-War-Lot...0617692&sr=1-2


I just got done returning an earlier, paperback (1979) edition to my library. It is essentially a grainy b&w picture book crammed with text, much of it following the events in the movie- with HIS PHOTOS of the events as they are occurring.

For example, in the movie, when U-96 and "Thompsons boat" meet mid Atlantic in a raging storm...that really happened except for a name change...and there are pics of the other boat as it rolls up and down the waves, nearly crashing into U-96.

There are some pics taken during depth charging: all blurry, and one shot of the captain where the shutter on the camera broke and the frame is off. The chief fixed his camera, making small special tools to do so.

The details of how a dive is done, with details on what the chief and planesman have to do is also given a page or so. This amount of detail is absent in the book "Das Boot".

I have no idea if anything is changed in the newer, hard copy edition, so YMMV.

I'd also recommend "Iron Coffins" by Herbert A Werner, one of the few Captains to survive the war. It's everything from coarse to poetic.
Thank you for your post filled with this info. When I start silly threads like this, I always hope for a great reply like yours.
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