Das Boot: The Boat

Das Boot: The Boat

by Lothar Gunther Buchheim
     
 

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It is autumn, 1941, and a German U-boat commander and his crew set out on yet another hazardous patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic. Over the coming weeks they must brave the stormy waters of the Atlantic in their mission to seek out and destroy British supply ships. But the tide is beginning to turn against the Germans in the war for the North Atlantic. Their

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It is autumn, 1941, and a German U-boat commander and his crew set out on yet another hazardous patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic. Over the coming weeks they must brave the stormy waters of the Atlantic in their mission to seek out and destroy British supply ships. But the tide is beginning to turn against the Germans in the war for the North Atlantic. Their targets now travel in convoys, fiercely guarded by Royal Navy destroyers, and when contact is finally made the hunters rapidly become the hunted. As the U-boat is forced to hide beneath the surface of the sea a cat-and-mouse game begins, where the increasing claustrophobia of the submarine becomes an enemy just as frightening as the depth charges that explode around it. Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned. Written by a survivor of the U-boat fleet, Das Boot is a psychological drama merciless in its intensity, and a classic novel of World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304352319
Publisher:
Cassell Military
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
Cassell Military Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
CASSELL MI
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Lothar-Gunther Buchheim joined the navy when World War II broke out, and served on mine-sweepers, destroyers, and submarines, on the last as an official navy correspondent.

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