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2004-07-13 11:45:22 AM
Poster forgot to add "France Surrenders" in the tagline.

But man, that would be a terrible way to die. Stuck in a U-boat....
 
2004-07-13 12:06:10 PM
You gotta watch those sneaky Germans. This is exactly how they started WW2!!!!!
 
2004-07-13 02:00:27 PM
Safe to say the U-boat got Pwn3d?
 
2004-07-13 02:37:52 PM
okay, dont tell them the war is over.. shhhh
 
2004-07-13 06:27:16 PM
Uh-oh...now you've Doenitz
 
2004-07-13 08:04:54 PM
Uboat.net has some awesome content, if you're in to this type of thing. Particularly, check out the story of Operation Deadlight, the sinking of captured German Uboats.

Also, an excellent book on the difficulties and danger by a German commander who made it is Iron Coffins by Herbert Werner.
 
2004-07-14 12:53:52 AM
poor guys. i hope they send remains home, even after all this time.

am i the first non-TFer to post?
 
2004-07-14 12:54:39 AM
"Nazi" U-boat? You mean the U-boat has political ambitions? Jesus Christ, they were GERMANS. Say it: ger-mans.
 
2004-07-14 12:55:15 AM
Don't mention the war!!
 
2004-07-14 12:55:31 AM
Oh, and that wasn't directed at the poster, but rather at whoever wrote the article.
 
2004-07-14 12:55:51 AM
viznet

I agree. Just read the 'coffins.
 
2004-07-14 12:55:58 AM
And thus starts a German-Canadian version of the movie The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming.
 
2004-07-14 12:56:38 AM
nobody

haha i got the doenitz reference. obscure too.
 
2004-07-14 12:59:13 AM
Quadruplator

NAZIS. Na-zis
 
2004-07-14 01:01:06 AM
Das Boot really captures how shaitty life was like on these steel coffins. Not an apologist. Same can be said for the life on US Subs of the era. Not good times.
 
2004-07-14 01:01:46 AM
canada surrenders

/but only french canada
 
2004-07-14 01:08:06 AM


or is that what the Germans want us to think!
 
2004-07-14 01:10:06 AM
NewportBarGuy My thoughts exactly.

My god, watching that movie made my palms sweat and my den feel claustrophobic.
 
2004-07-14 01:10:16 AM

Turkish: What's that?
Tommy: It's me belt, Turkish.
Turkish: No, Tommy. There's a gun in your trousers. What's a gun doing in your trousers?
Tommy: It's for protection.
Turkish: Protection from what . . . zee Germans?






Finally, a chance to toss some snatch around the Fark community!
 
2004-07-14 01:11:07 AM
What about the Iraqi submarines in the waters of the Great Lakes?
 
2004-07-14 01:11:33 AM
did you have a friend on the good reuben james?
 
2004-07-14 01:12:04 AM
It's so strange to see the word "Nazi" in a legit news story.
 
2004-07-14 01:17:05 AM
Alright, boys, whip out them Seakings, it's time for war!
 
2004-07-14 01:18:52 AM
was this ship named the The Red October by any chance?
 
2004-07-14 01:20:32 AM
rah rah rah let's go liberate Germany!
 
2004-07-14 01:20:53 AM
'U-BOAT!' SING 'U-BOAT'!
 
2004-07-14 01:21:09 AM
"Nazi" U-boat? You mean the U-boat has political ambitions? Jesus Christ, they were GERMANS. Say it: ger-mans.

Ger MANS. GER mans. G e rrr MA nns
Okay. Got it.

This is a very important distinction, since we know that the majority of Germans, particularly the military branch, were opposed to Nazism and were forced to serve at gunpoint.

Bwa HAHA!
 
2004-07-14 01:21:51 AM
nazi uboats off the coast, and half our navy is out of order right now (thanks to collapsing west edmonton mall waterpark)

we're doomed! doomed i tells ya!
 
2004-07-14 01:21:59 AM
nanded

Nice reference Basil.

/goose steps down the hall
 
2004-07-14 01:23:44 AM
um, if the uboat is still fully intact, then, why did it sink?
 
2004-07-14 01:24:37 AM
I, for one, welcome our u-boat piloting overlords.
 
2004-07-14 01:25:14 AM
Raise the ship, send them home, give them a proper burrial.
Carry on!
 
2004-07-14 01:26:18 AM
2004-07-14 01:10:06 AM Laughing Budda


NewportBarGuy My thoughts exactly.

My god, watching that movie made my palms sweat and my den feel claustrophobic.
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The thing that really got me is that it was such a great movie and I had to reconcile that with the fact that I knew the Captain of the boat as being the bad guy from Beverly Hills Cop II.

Aside from that, it's visceral
 
2004-07-14 01:30:15 AM
Cadderpidder
Safe to say the U-boat got Pwn3d?

no. it was intact. the point is that we didn't sink it. we always suspected nazis were waiting off our coasts. we knew they came into the gulf of mexico. however, this is the first nazi vessel ever officially found in canadian waters. they were close. scary.
 
2004-07-14 01:32:00 AM
NewportBarGuy

What I had trouble coming to grips with, was that by the end I had developed empathy towards the sailors in the sub. I really didn't want them to die. And aI knew they were Nazis. Ger-man Nazis.

/is it possible for this thread to be Godwinized?
 
2004-07-14 01:33:31 AM
NewportBarGuy
Laughing Budda


Yeah great film. Subs these days are palaces compared to WWII versions. Australia only decommissioned their WWII vintage subs a few years ago.

/ex-submariner.
 
2004-07-14 01:35:51 AM
was it called The Red October?

no, god damnit, those were russians.
 
2004-07-14 01:38:07 AM
Ich bin eine Deutsher. Die Untersee boot ist machen mit der splashen und kerplunken


/I've got no idea what i said
 
2004-07-14 01:38:12 AM
The Kriegsmarine was the least nazified branch of Germany's war machine.
 
2004-07-14 01:39:23 AM
i wonder if their last thoughts were heir kommt die sonne.
 
2004-07-14 01:41:01 AM
"This is a very important distinction, since we know that the majority of Germans, particularly the military branch, were opposed to Nazism and were forced to serve at gunpoint.

Bwa HAHA!"

Indeed many leaders in the German military disagree with Hitler and the Nazi officials and many assassinations (of Hitler) and "putsches" where attempted by german militarys.

Still I agree that many other military's leaders where butchers and savages.
 
2004-07-14 01:48:14 AM
I wonder if at the funerals they'll play The Scorpions, Winds of Change...
 
2004-07-14 01:49:49 AM
2004-07-14 01:32:00 AM Laughing Budda


NewportBarGuy

What I had trouble coming to grips with, was that by the end I had developed empathy towards the sailors in the sub. I really didn't want them to die. And aI knew they were Nazis. Ger-man Nazis.

/is it possible for this thread to be Godwinized?
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First off, on the Godwin situation, I'd say no. There is simply an impossibility in not bringing up the Nazi's in this thread. So, Godwin does not apply to this thread, IMHO.

I felt exactly the same way. It's the same way people feel simply out of human reaction. Submariners get more pay and better food, to this day, for one reason... It's a VERY dangerous assignment. When I see a guy with Waterwings (I live in a Navy town) I have immediate respect for the guy, or if in a bar his drink is on me. I doubt I could take the sounds of pressurization and the constant recirculation of air, etc etc... let alone what would happen at a time of sub on sub warfare.

Both the German and US submariners during WWII were a different breed. You're basically living and conducting warfare in something the size of a truck container.

Still, thinking about that movie and seeing the look on their eyes, even though it was acting, as the water was dripping in left an impact.
 
2004-07-14 01:50:52 AM
2004-07-14 01:23:44 AM Father_Jack

you raise a very important question...

Maybe some other malfunction?
Should we wait for the National Geographic special to find out?
Maybe they were stuck in there for a long time, unable to move/do anything. A scary thought.
 
2004-07-14 01:52:21 AM
Here's a U2-Boat

 
2004-07-14 01:53:41 AM
2004-07-14 01:33:31 AM RayD8


NewportBarGuy
Laughing Budda

Yeah great film. Subs these days are palaces compared to WWII versions. Australia only decommissioned their WWII vintage subs a few years ago.

/ex-submariner.
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I read you load and clear. I've been to the USS Nautilus Museum 3 times. That is CRAMPED! I was also at a sub from the US fleet in SF many years back. It was an old WWII job, and he name escapes me. VERY small. Especially when they tell you the crew size.

The one thing that struck me as odd is that Australia's new subs are Diesel. *?!?!?!* I understand they are worried about Indonesia, but diesel?

Thank you for your service.
 
2004-07-14 01:54:16 AM
D'oh! "load" = loud
 
2004-07-14 01:55:36 AM
that reminds me. i've always hated U2 but i just heard "numb" off of the Zooropa album for the first time whilst watching beavis and butthead reruns. it's mellow. with edge singing. it was awesome.

/brings up kazaa for the first time in weeks
 
2004-07-14 01:55:58 AM
I don't know it's even a matter of discussion but, yeah, the German navy was far from being willing partners in fascism. Karl Doenitz, German admiral and briefly the reich chancellor, even received defense help from Chester Nimitz during the Nuremberg Trials.
 
2004-07-14 01:58:21 AM
NewportBarGuy They would have carted me off to the boobie hatch if I had to live in such close quarters, breathing recirculated air and listening to the constant drip*drip*drip.

Which is why I have the utmost respect for RayD8. Sir, my hat is off to you.

/doesn't like long elevator rides
 
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