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Lothar-Günther Buchheim, the author of "Das Boot", died last week aged 89. The film, but especially the book (in English translation), were very important to me when it became clear that I would be spending a permanent relationship with a Ger(wo)man, and with a nation full of Nazis (so I thought). The novel shows the pointlessness of war, the humanity of the sailors, and the extreme claustrophia aboard the U-Boat. Thanks to Garret for posting the obituary.

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