- Hardcover: 191 pages
- Publisher: Collins; First Edition edition (1956)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0007JBM92
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,124,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The movie was incredible, one of the reasons I really loved it so much. And was surprised to find how much it followed the book.
There are differences though - in the movie, it was a US Naval ship, in the book it's a British Naval ship. But many of the small things I would have expected to either be dropped from the book for the movie, or things I would have expected were added by Hollywood, were actually in both. The seaman who hurts his hand on the destroyer, for example, was only slightly modified. His fingers were severed in the movie, his wrist crushed in the book.
One thing I had thought may have carried over from the book was the defiant singing in the movie of the U-boat's captain and crew, but there was no such scene in the book.
Both book and movie do a fantastic job of letting the audience witness both sides of this heroic battle between the two opposing forces. But the German kapitan in the book is a MUCH more bloodthirsty, sadistic person than the kapitan in the movie, played beautifully by Kurt Jurgens. I'm not sure which version I actually prefer. The book version seems to be more inline with things we've seen from the third reich during WWII, and things I'd seen when I visited the concentration camps in Germany when I lived there in the 80's before then after the wall came down.Read more ›
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Even though I had to get over the storyline being between the British and the Germans, I still enjoyed the vivid action and the give and take of the battle. D.A. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer