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William66th
02-01-2006, 09:20 PM
I came across this online durring my search of movies online and thought that maybe the SH3 community might find it interesting to look at. It is a webpage with all the basic movies that have been released since well way before I was born.

I do however really like "the Enemy below" and remember watching it I think in black and white with my grandfather who served in WW2 on a Destroyer Class escort. I thought it was well made for a show back then. Just like Das Boot (Have not seen yet) I can not find it anymore in the USA. I also liked K-19 and the completely fake lol Abyss. I write a story similar to it when I was younger about 13 or 14 I think.

One more question and I dont want to start another flaming thread over U-571 but I'm currious since we have alot of knowledge in the forums. Was there ever an encounter between a US and Germen sub that led to boarding and capture. The movie says "based on actual events" but I know in America lol that can be something as simple as. "There was a German U-boat in the Atlantic war" that may be the only fact for all I know. I am however interested to see if anything similar happened?

Anyway thought you might enjoy the site.

Submarine movies "oldest to newest" (http://www.submarinemovies.com/movies-year.html)

William
Captain
U-66

"Severly damaged taking enemy aircraft fire" Require Assistance ASAP, Send German fighters

blue_76
02-02-2006, 12:35 AM
Originally posted by William66th:
One more question and I dont want to start another flaming thread over U-571 but I'm currious since we have alot of knowledge in the forums. Was there ever an encounter between a US and Germen sub that led to boarding and capture. The movie says "based on actual events" but I know in America lol that can be something as simple as. "There was a German U-boat in the Atlantic war" that may be the only fact for all I know. I am however interested to see if anything similar happened?

Anyway thought you might enjoy the site.

Submarine movies "oldest to newest" (http://www.submarinemovies.com/movies-year.html)

William
Captain
U-66

"Severly damaged taking enemy aircraft fire" Require Assistance ASAP, Send German fighters


nope, never happened http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif the only uboat the us navy captured that i know of is the u-505 and they did it with a hunter group.

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq91-1.htm

bunkerratt
02-02-2006, 12:50 AM
i belive the r.n. also captured a u-boot and actually used it in combat ..i may be wrong...????... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Celeon999
02-02-2006, 05:58 AM
The list only referrs to movies that were shown in the USA right ?


There is a german one from ww1 that is not on the list http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The_Silent_O
02-02-2006, 06:17 AM
Originally posted by William66th:

One more question and I dont want to start another flaming thread over U-571 but I'm currious since we have alot of knowledge in the forums. Was there ever an encounter between a US and Germen sub that led to boarding and capture. The movie says "based on actual events" but I know in America lol that can be something as simple as. "There was a German U-boat in the Atlantic war" that may be the only fact for all I know. I am however interested to see if anything similar happened?



It's based on the capture of Fritz-Julius Lemp's U-110 by the BRITISH (not the USA) in 1941.

excerpt below:


The inability to read the Navy Enigma messages finally ended in May 1941 when Britain captured the German submarine U-110 with its encryption equipment intact. U-boat commander Fritz-Julius Lemp, fearing that the sub was sinking rapidly and that it was about to be rammed, ordered his crew to abandon ship. The radioroom crew, believing they were in great peril of drowning and obeying the order to abandon, did not destroy the Enigma or codebooks before donning their life vests and jumping overboard.

With the German submarine crew treading water in the cold Atlantic, the British ship Bulldog sent a boarding party to the U-110. They found a treasure trove of secrets. The boarding party collected all books, charts, logs, and other important documents and equipment. Among the captured material were codebooks, instructions, and key lists for several different German Navy and submarine codes. It also included an Enigma machine with the daily settings in place and each of the eight rotors.



A surprisingly good history read here from none other than the U.S.'s National Security Agency website (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif):
http://www.nsa.gov/publications/publi00016.cfm

and a second Heroic capture of Enigma Equipement by the British:


On October 30, 1942, two men from the HMS Petard gave their lives retrieving an Enigma and documents from a captured U-boat, U-559.

Several British ships located U-559 in the Mediterranean near Port Said. They tracked, followed, and depth-charged the submarine for hours. The last of more than 100 depth charges caused significant damage to the sub, and the U-boat commander, Hans Heidtmann, ordered the sub to surface. As the German crew abandoned the U-boat, the Petard ceased firing and pulled within sixty feet of the floundering craft. They prepared a boarding party. Lieutenant Anthony Fasson and Able Seaman Colin Grazier removed their uniforms and dove into the choppy waters. As they swam towards the conning tower, another young man, Tommy Brown (who had lied about his age to join the Royal Navy), followed.

When Fasson and Grazier reached the sub, they saw it was riddled with holes and taking on water. Quickly they climbed into the control room. Fasson broke into the captain’s room and opened a locked drawer. He removed the documents inside and passed them to Tommy Brown, who had followed them down the conning tower. Brown climbed back up to deliver the secret documents to a waiting whaler that had rowed over from the Petard. He made the trip again to retrieve more materials Fasson and Grazier had found. The water rapidly filling the sub, he returned for a third trip even as those on deck called for the men to come out. Fasson refused to leave without the box he desperately tried to pry free. It contained what appeared to be important equipment. Tommy Brown carried out one last batch of papers, but did not go down again. Fasson and Grazier finally released the box and tied it to a line to be hauled out of the sub. Brown called down to them twice, "You’d better come up." Just as the men began to climb up the conning tower, the sub suddenly sank. Brown and the others on deck jumped off and were picked up by the whaler. However, Anthony Fasson and Colin Grazier did not make it out of the sub. Their loss was not in vain, for the material they collected in turn saved the lives of many Allied and German men.



...No wonder the British were so pissed off about the release of "U-571"

blastomatic1759
02-02-2006, 10:08 AM
i wish there were more U-boat movies. maybe a new one , that way the special effects would be half way decent with todays technology, i bought The Enemy Below the other day and laughed alot, thats about all i can say , im pretty sure everyone here will agree that Das Boot is the Ultimate and best (in my opinion) U-boat movie of all time , i can watch that movie 7 or more times a week and not get tired of it .