Das Boot

Das Boot: The enthralling true story of a U-Boat commander and crew during the Second World War

Paperback Published on: 03/06/1999
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Dives in Omnia
“There really ought to be a film of all this”, someone says in Lothar-Gunther Buchheim’s Das Boot. “Horizon bald as a baby’s bottom, a couple of clouds - a... READ MORE
Henry Coningsby at Watford


Filled with almost unbearable tension and excitement, DAS BOOT is one of the best stories ever written about war, a supreme novel of the Second World War and an acclaimed film and TV drama. It is autumn 1941 and a German U-boat commander and his crew set out on yet another hazardous patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic. Over the coming weeks they must brave the stormy waters of the Atlantic in their mission to seek out and destroy British supply ships. But the tide is beginning to turn against the Germans in the war for the North Atlantic. Their targets now travel in convoys, fiercely guarded by Royal Navy destroyers, and when contact is finally made the hunters rapidly become the hunted. As the U-boat is forced to hide beneath the surface of the sea a cat-and-mouse game begins, where the increasing claustrophobia of the submarine becomes an enemy just as frightening as the depth charges that explode around it. Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned. Written by a survivor of the U-boat fleet, DAS BOOT is a psychological drama merciless in its intensity, and a classic novel of the Second World War.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9780304352319
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Weight: 420g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 44 mm

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Hard work
I found this frustrating. I loved the original TV adaptation and always wanted to read the book. Having read it I struggled to get through it. Not sure if ... READ MORE
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