In World War II, lethal German U-Boats sailed all over the world wreaking havoc and destruction. This unique DVD charts the true, close-run fight that took place. With rare, original footage of actual battle scenes and interviews with U-Boat commanders and crew members from both the Allied and Axis naval forces, these three programs give the viewer an inside look at the destructive nature of these deadly "Iron Coffins".
Episode Three - Iron Coffins
The largest U-Boat housed 44 crew members who lived in their weapons of war for days on end in cramped and squalid conditions. Of the 38,000 men who fought in these machines during World War II, 30,000 would die in their iron coffins. Experience the Allied strategies and tactics of 1943 that caused the men in the U-Boats to suffer the highest mortality rate of any fighting unit in the history of war.
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- An Amazon user review for this :
[quote]Intelligent, informative, and at times moving., September 22, 2003
Reviewer: A viewer
U-Boat War is a great example of how to do a military history documentary the right way. Each of the three approximately 50-minute episodes smoothly blends archival footage, present-day footage of key locales and ships (including U-boat interiors), and intelligent, thought-prooking commentary by historians and participants in the war. Interview segments with famed U-boat captains like Kretschmer, Topp, and Werner (author of the gripping memoir Iron Coffins) are a particular highlight.
The episodes cover the major events, key players, and significant economic, political, tactical, and moral elements of the U-Boat war. The documentary understandably doesn't go into great technical detail--books will serve you better there--but it does discuss major devices and tactics in layman's terms: ASDIC, radar, HF/DF, depth charge and torpedo firing patterns, the Wolf Pack system, Enigma, schnorchels, and so forth.[/quote]
Technical Specs : (Specs are revised for the new rips)
File Name ........... : U-Boat.War.3of3.Iron.Coffins.XviD.AC3.www.mvgroup.org.avi
Total Size (MB) ... : 800.08 MB
Video Length ...... : 00:52:07
Video Codec ....... : XviD MPEG-4 codec
Video Bitrate ...... : 1954 KB/s
Resolution .......... : 700 x 480
Aspect Ratio ....... : 1.45:1
Quality Factor ..... : 0.194 B/px
Audio Codec ....... : FAST Multimedia AG DVM (Dolby AC3)
Audio Bitrate ...... : 192 KB/s
Channels ............ : 2 Ch
Sampling Rate .... : 48000 Hz
Subtitles ............. : Not available on DVD
Ripped by ........... : l0thar
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