R | | Drama, Thriller, War
When American submarine Swordfish is torpedoed the survivors are picked up by a passing German U-boat but an outbreak of meningitis threatens all aboard.
Few U.S. subs fought in the Atlantic in World War II.
Kapitän Jonas Herdt:
At the outbreak of World War II, Germany increased its U-boat production by 1,000%, mass-producing 17 new U-boats a month. Hitler knew the key to winning the war in Europe was to control the Atlantic. And control it he would. By 1942, German U-boats...
Several times men are shown smoking inside a submarine, which wouldn't happen in WWII due to the fire hazard it presents. The air in a diesel/electric-powered sub (US or German) would be full of oil vapor and/or hydrogen from the batteries and extremely flammable. Smoking was allowed only on the upper deck for this reason.