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Not "Das Boot" But Maybe Close - A Must See
on January 8, 2016
Read the synopsis somewhere else. I will tell you that I had a friend who served on the actual mission. He told me the whole story was really told in this film. He allowed for Hollywood add-ons and the fact that some of the crew were composites of two or three members of the boat's company. He said that the whole, real story might have taken four hours on film. He said that the appendicitis scene actually happened. They had captured Japanese on board (he did not remember the exact number), but that none of the prisoners were any trouble except one who was sick and complained a lot. He said the knifing scene did not happen and that during tense moments the prisoners were just a worried as the crew. He loved the movie which he saw on TV after the war and could not believe how acurate it was in terms of submarine life. I miss you Rusty and as a former Navy man, I salute all the members of the Silent Service.