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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We begin with monotonous boredom, captured okdt endless descriptions of the different shades of gray and wet that the sea gives the few who are allowed onto the small deck. 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’.

Das Boot is no different. Yes, I saw the movie first, many times. Buchheim buchjeim collections of photographs as well as several fiction and nonfiction works about his wartime experience, but it was Das Boot that brought him worldwide fame, especially after it was made into a film in A journey on the Danube”lotyar in Retrieved from ” https: I have enough trouble being inside a submarine above the water in the safety of a museum.

The real shock of this book is that it is first hand documentary written by one of the few that got away. Antonis rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Dec 31, Corto rated it really liked it. Oftentimes, when it comes to translated books, things can get lost in translation. Except I realized as I was reading the book that I didn’t want there to be a fluffy little puppy dog or a rainbow.


They talk about their families, their sweethearts and their childhoods. Matt rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Continue Cancel Send email OK.

U-Boat War

Diky nesnesitelnym vedrum jsem se toto leto docela casto koupal. Aug 14, Scott Foshee rated it it was amazing. The plot and characters are very similar and some of the ac For some reason I’ve become fascinated with submarine warfare during WWII.

The reader also wants Yes, I saw the movie first, many times. I remember enjoying that movie immensely because of the edge-of-your-seat tension throughout the movie. However, the scenes dragged on interminably to the point that it made me want to stop reading and give up. I knew it was a classic going in and decided it was about time I got around to it after reading Dead Wake by Erik Larson. A hundred pages just described the sea. Even people who’s seen Peterson’s masterpiece, however, don’t usually know that it was, in fact, adapted from a non-fiction book or is it?

The tension is incredible. If someone knows of a better one, please let me know. I am having a hard time figuring out if the events in Das Boot actually happened.

It reveals an experience most would rather not have had to live through. Krom techle picovin se clovek dovi i spoustu zajimavych veci – ponorka mela zasoby vzdy na tydnu, takze pri nalodeni vysely ze stropu vsude salamy a lezlo se pres basy piv 2. If it didn’t, and that Buchheim made it all up “based on his personal experiences in the war”, then this book should be critiqued on a different scale altogether — but more on that later.

Squidboy rated it it was amazing Jan 04, This book is about pages long, and for the first pages I was wondering what it was all about and why I was wasting my time.


Jun 23, Alan Addison rated it it was amazing. The stark changes from very boring to sailing through a two week storm and then experiencing intense and prolonged depth charge attacks is just incredible.

The first time I saw a submarine-based warfare on screen, it was ‘s U Want to Read saving…. The collector, painter and author always carried his Leica oirt with him.

An Intellectual Mediocrity: The Boat – Lothar-Gunther Buchheim

Hardcoverpages. The Old Man handles almost every situation vunther calm, budhheim leadership that exudes confidence. But their targets travel in well-guarded convoys.

On the contrary, it highlights the fact that we are all human and are all basically the same on the level of the individual. Lawrence Paterson rated it really liked it May 11, It documents well the horror of war at sea, the loss of life and the cat and mouse game of the hunter and hunted in their struggle for life. Das Boot does not glorify war.

Trivia About U-Boat War. Page after page talking about how they had to stay submerged because of a storm that lasted for weeks. It was nominated for six Oscars.

Buchheim, Lothar Günther

Yet, being on his last patron, this is the kind of man you want at the helm of your ship. There is a long section of the book, for example, where bychheim crew is stuck in the middle of a two-week-long storm. Ihm geht es um extreme Genauigkeit, damit man verstehen kann, wie es damals in so einem U-Boot zuging. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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