This is an very interesting DVD, covering the short but eventful combat lifetime of Günther Prien. He was Skipper of U-47, was awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaf, and after going right into the Royal Navy Home Fleet anchorage at Scapa Flow to sink the battleship HMS ROYAL OAK, was nicknamed the “Bull of Scapa Flow“. It was made shortly after the war, when real Type VII-C boats were available for film use.
This film depicts the attack in Scapa Flow which resulted in the sinking of HMS ROYAL OAK and it has a lot of actual footage shot during the war as well as some shortly after the war on actual Type VII-C boats.
This gives a really good look not only at life on the boats and in the naval bases, but also at life in the homes of the warriors when they were trying to relax after the rigors of combat. You’ll see the wives, the homes and the kids as well as the warriors. It’s a well-presented DVD of the life and times of the German U-Bootfahrer in the early days of World War II, which were filled with so much hope and repeated successes.