Movies and Films
This is the forum for Movie and Film discussions. Again, our topic is naval warfare in WWII for the most part.
Das Boot and Merten's book
Posted by: Peter Louw ()
Date: November 15, 2005 02:24PM
Being a great Das Boot fan, I was interested to note in the Books section of this excellent website that Karl-Friedrich Merten and Kurt Baberg wrote a German book, published in 1986, in which they criticised Buchheim's Das Boot. The book's title is "Wir U-Bootfahrer sagen: 'Nein! So war das nicht!'" (In English: "We U-boat men say: 'No, it wasn't like that!'") Has anyone in this forum read the Merten-Baberg book and if so, what are its main points? Is it a worthwhile book? Though Buchheim's book and the movie are striking, is it a true reflection of "how it really was"?