Naval Warfare Movies

Oberwasser - By U-Boat to America

Producer: Wolfram R. Bauer

Published: 1998
Country: Germany
Length: 97 min.
Keywords: Interwar, Documentary

This is the VHS release (see more).


Documents the 1997 journey of a U-boat from Kiel to to its historic docking in New York City - the first such event since World War II. The boat was crewed by three generations of submariners on this four-month voyage. Interviews with the crew contrast the circumstances and attitudes held by each generation. Newsreel footage is used to bring to life the reminiscences of those who fought in World War II.