I'm inclined towards agreeing with LD. Substituting vehicles where there's no chance of sourcing the "right" ones is one thing. Blantently not giving a crap about it is another.
Also, realism has its place in movies and shows. Red October sucked. Pearl Harbor sucked. Rookie Blue (TV) sucks, etc. Attention to detail is part of the watching in movies for many people, myself included. Except where fake ****s exist. they help the show.
Never ever compare these two movies! My recommendation: Read the book! "Das Boot" shows the real struggle of german u-boat crews at WW II. The author of the book was a war correspondent assigned to some u-boat patrols - he critizied the movie at very few points which had no influence of the whole story.U571 OMFG better than Das Boat.
U-571 on the other hand seems like a bad copy of "das Boot" using the same dialogue lines at one point. You can clearly see the hollywood scheme by using american instead of british sailors who capture the enigma machine. Furthermore, the movie displays the german crew killing allied merchant sailors which is as today historically inaccurate. Additionally, the real U-571 was sunk after an aircraft attack not to speak of the "long range recon" Messerschmitt BF 109 or the lone german destroyer in the Atlantic. Of course, the movie is still nice popcorn cinema.
However, the majority of success was pre-war effort in analytic apprach to problem and cracking consecutive versions of cypher and networks (one of networks wasn't broken until the end of war even by Bletchley Park), as well as reconstructing internal workings of later military versions of Enigma.
All fruits of this effort were shared with France and Britain shrotly before outbreak of war, in "Tizard-style" presentation.
Allies also orchestred several opertions aimed at capturing machines and other related info and equipment, eg. from supply travlers.
Poland also had it's own version of similar mechanical crypthographic device:
As of U-571 - well, I actually found it enjoyable despite it being ridden with historical and technical inaccuracies.
Last edited by Deridex; 08-13-2012 at 05:09 AM.
That does take serious mind coordination to hand crank and fap at **** in the same time.... damn CJ.
Hej I've been inside U96 more than 20 years ago. The inside was cool but I remember being amazed by the fact that they made fascinating movies out of nearly nothing.
and 90s techno classic
hehe lol at the waterdrop effect hihi must've been SOTA
By the way the US Navy Submariners did just that, machinegunning Japanese survivors on multiple occasions. As well the British Submarine HMS Torbay (N79) on at least 2 occasions machinegunned enemy personnel swimming in the water and mande no attempt to rescue them. Lt. Cdr. Anthony Miers, Torbays Cdr actually Logged the incidents.