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Das Boot movie poster.

Movie (1981)
French title (sometimes) : Le bateau

Starring:
Jürgen Prochnow (Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock - Der Alte)
Herbert Grönemeyer (Lt. Werner - the War Correspondent)
Klaus Wennemann (Chief Engineer Fritz Grade)
Hubertus Bengsch (1st Watch Officer)

This fictional story of U-96 and its crew shows the men serving aboard U-boats as ordinary individuals during World War 2. Despite some fictional events, the screenplay used an amalgamation of exploits of U-96 and some other U-boats (German submarine).

North American T-6

First aircraft seen during the attack at the straight of Gibraltar. In 1942, it would be a Fairey Swordfish.

DasBoot 1 NA T-6.jpg

At the end, U-96 is under attack at mooring. Real aircraft and submarine's base of La Rochelle (France).

DasBoot 2 S1.jpg

Two aircrafts were put on air by Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis (based at La Ferté-Alais).

DasBoot 5 S2.jpg

Unidentified Aircraft

Probably radio-commanded models acting as twin medium bombers (Bristol Blenheim or Beaufighter ? Martin 187 Baltimore ?).

DasBoot 4 twin.jpg


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