Lothar-Günther Buchheim was a German author and art collector best a bombing raid by the United States on the port city of Wilhelmshaven. Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German art collector and author (born Feb. 6, , Weimar, Ger.—died Feb. 22, , Starnberg, Ger.), scrutinized the difficult lives . The Boat [Lothar-Gunther Buchheim] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Follows the patrols, waits, and attacks, through the crucial fall and.

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Just as good as the movie, though in a different way. So I was curious to try the book, upon which the movie was made. The only reason I might advise against someone reading it is the verisimilitude of sailorspeak: A wonderful set of photos that help get at life inside of the German U-boat corps. Watching that trailer just made me have heart palpitations. It’s a gripping read although the paragraphs are choppy which makes the flow of reading more difficult.

These works had been derided as “degenerate” during the Nazi period, and he was able to buy them cheaply.

Buchheim also employs the technique of expressing boredom by making the reader feel bored. Dec 31, Roger Thomas rated it it was amazing.

May 26, Mike D rated it it was amazing. But if you are a fan of finding out how things work, Das Boot will let you know everything there is to know about U-boats — how it floats, how it sinks, how many torpedoes it carries, how many diesel engines it has, where they store their torpedoes, etc. Trivia About Das Boot. You will never think of submarines in quite the same way after you have read the description of their sub in the midst of a storm having to run on the surface for speed if you could call it that and to charge the batteries, the boat plunging and heaving through the waves.

Is there any age recommendation for this book? From what I remember the movie stayed pretty true to the novel, but the book loses out on all the German hotness because no one even speaks German really, outside of a few occasions. The only recourse for an individual trapped in this hell is to withdraw into an internal reality in which past events, opportunities taken and opportuniti Buchheim has an illustrative style which in other writers can be very tiresome – but somehow in this book it serves to highlight the extreme psychological stress of life on a WW2 U-boat – the claustrophobia, helplessness under fire, the total reliance on the split-second judgements of one man, the 30 year old commander they call ‘The Old Man’.


Even with the submarine sinking rapidly to the bottom of the ocean, the author seldom breaks out of the flatness.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They talk about their families, their sweethearts and their childhoods. Salt water makes that extremely difficult because the specific gravity of salt water oktr with depth, temperature, the amount of plankton, salinity, even the time of year.

There is one scene not in the film which had my heart beating faster. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Smithsonian Chanel has been running a series call Hell Below. It gets him through the war and then negotiates his successful return to life in post-war Germany, where he quickly bought up artwork that the Nazis had devalued with the degenerate label. I was not dissappointed. The boat is also the only one without hatred, political difference and the stupidity of Europe to slaughter itself.

Lothar-Günther Buchheim

Want to Read saving…. He studied art in Dresden and Munich inand volunteered for the Kriegsmarine in oktt See all 3 questions about Das Boot….

Speaking of details, Buchheim held nothing back with the technical aspects of submarining. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Internet URLs are the best. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Boot is buchhejm protagonist of the book. O buzicich, ktery si do prdele nechaj strcit korek, na kterej je navazana struna a nechavaj si na to hrat smyccem a dalsi skvele veci.

The souls of these motherfuckers obey. There was a problem with your submission. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. The only thing really missing was the water and the possibly hot German guys. The only thing which goes unexamined is the future: However, today’s Director’s Cut of Das Boot amounts to over minutes, and the complete TV version of the film is minutes long.


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At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Ponorka se vydava z Francie smerem na Atlantik – hlavnim ukolem Nacku bylo zastavit zasobujici konvoje z Ameriky do Anglie. After that, though, the book is great. Buchheim details every second of those two weeks to make you feel like you are riding the waves together with everybody onboard.

An Intellectual Mediocrity: The Boat – Lothar-Gunther Buchheim

Of the 40, men who served on German submarines, 30, never returned. Hlavou mi takrka v tu rano problesklo, ze prece proto vynalezli Norove ponorky! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hardcoverpages.

I felt actually sorry for the characters, and glad that I wasn’t them. Chad Evans I’m sure the language which is excessive isn’t much of a problem considering what 13 year olds hear these days is fine. The Cruel Sea shows the war from the other side – the English sailors trying to track down and kill the U-boats.

The trilogy includes over 5, photographs taken during World War II. No comparable record of the war at sea exists anywhere He does attempt to spice things up a bit by talking about his own life, such as when he was trapped in the submarine, he recounts his past lovers and escapades.

Ah, so obviously I was old enough to have some sort of sexual attraction when I saw the film, or at least old enough to have imagined they were really hot German guys because looking at the trailer now I don’t see any particularly hot German guys – though Jurgen Prochnow isn’t really much to sneeze at.

The book gives us the rest.