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Grey Wolves: U-Boats 1943-1945
Grey Wolves U-Boats 1943-1945
Genres: Educational, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 0min

With the defeat at Stalingrad, the belated need for total mobilization was accepted by Hitler and the slack in German productive capacity was taken up in an attempt to produce the equipment needed to service a wider and mu...  more »

     
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Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Military & War
Studio: Arts Magic
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 07/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Good footage and analysis
Yoda | Hadera, Israel | 02/09/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD, along with its sister volumes covering the 1942-1943 and 1939-44 periods, provide excellent video footage on the U-Boat war. Most of this footage consists of German newsreels so it provides a perspective intended to diplomatically intimidate outside of Germany and to garner support for the war effort and the Nazi Party within Germany. As a result one sees plenty of video footage that is quite unrealistic but very impressive (i.e., a flotilla of u-boats working a few hundred yards from each other in open seas, etc.). Needless to say, a good deal of this is not very realistic. However, much of the footage provides good footage of vessels being sunk, life on board the vessels, refueling from submarine tankers and even the application of a manned helicopter being launched from the deck of a u-boat). In addition, there is footage of surface craft also. Much of this would be of interest to not only the novice, but the knowledgeable viewer also.

The video not only has good film footage but is fairly informative (at least for the novice), even though the voice over is in a very dull British accent. Not only is the history of the boats recounted but there is good analysis regarding their strenghts, weaknesses per se as well as factors affecting the u-boat arm in general (i.e., deterioration in crew training and quality, slow development of boats superior to type VII and IXs [i.e., type XXIs], etc.). All and all quite informative. Far more so than documentaries one would normally see on the topic on History, Discovery or Military Channels in the U.S."
Grey wolves
Richard S. Lundin | Ft. Lauderdale, Fl United States | 02/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great addition to any Uboat fanatics library....made from actual footage taken at land and sea.....provides good insight as to what was occuring during the Battle of the Atlantic....."
Montgomery II
Malcolm E. Montgomery II | Denver, CO USA | 04/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoy this DVD very much! This series is a must for every uboot enthusiast, it details from the beging of the war to the end where the type XXI was almost used(well a couple were actualy used right at the very end of the war). I have watched this DVD several times since receiving it. What I like the most is how it pays a tribute towards the end to Grossadmiral Karl Doenitz. The footage is great, showing details of the uboots from this period and the celebration of the uboots after they would get back from a patrol."
Grey Wolves 43 to 45
John Bliss | Arizona | 11/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Good detailed review of UBoat segment of WW2 in final 2 years of the war when the tide had turned against the UBoats and their advanced technology was coming to late to be effective."