German

Haie und kleine Fische

by Ott, Wolfgang
(Sharks and little fishes)
1996, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin
ISBN 3548239285
505 pages
This highly acclaimed novel realistically describes the life of a German U-boat officer in WWII. The first 300 pages focus on minesweepers, at which point the main character transfers to U-boats. His commander is hard and bitingly sarcastic, feared by the crew, but has already racked up 100,000 tons of shipping sunk and bears a grudge against the British because he once observed through his periscope a British surface ship machine gunning survivors of a sinking U-boat. The remainder of the book is a succession of hellish experiences - North Atlantic storm, Caribbean heat, on shore a gruesome revenge attack by the Maquis, torpedo tubes used as not-so-cold storage for the bodies of fallen crewmen, and various mutilations suffered by the crew in the line of duty. A movie based on the book was released in 1957.


Translations of this title include:

Hungarian

Capak es kishalak

by Ott, Wolfgang
(Sharks and little fishes)
1991, Ifjusagi lap- es konyvkiado
ISBN 9634230725
This highly acclaimed novel realistically describes the life of a German U-boat officer in WWII. A movie based on the book was released in 1957.
 
Icelandic

Hákarlar og hornsíli

by Ott, Wolfgang
(Sharks and Little Fishes)
1979, Hörpuútgáfan
ISBN 03452514661
Hardcover, 256 pages.
This highly acclaimed novel realistically describes the life of a German U-boat officer in WWII. A movie based on the book was released in 1957.
 
English

Sharks and Little Fishes

by Ott, Wolfgang
1976, Ballantine Books
ISBN 0345303903
This highly acclaimed novel realistically describes the life of a German U-boat officer in WWII. The first 300 pages focus on minesweepers, at which point the main character transfers to U-boats. His commander is hard and bitingly sarcastic, feared by the crew, but has already racked up 100,000 tons of shipping sunk and bears a grudge against the British because he once observed through his periscope a British surface ship machine gunning survivors of a sinking U-boat. The remainder of the book is a succession of hellish experiences - North Atlantic storm, Caribbean heat, on shore a gruesome revenge attack by the Maquis, torpedo tubes used as not-so-cold storage for the bodies of fallen crewmen, and various mutilations suffered by the crew in the line of duty. A movie based on the book was released in 1957.
 
Danish

Hajer og Smefisk

by Ott, Wolfgang
(Sharks and little fishes)
1963, Det Schxnbergske Forlag
This highly acclaimed novel realistically describes the life of a German U-boat officer in WWII. A movie based on the book was released in 1957.
 
Finnish

Hait ja pienet kalat

by Ott, Wolfgang
(Sharks and little fishes)
1963, WSOY, Porvoo
Paperback, 415 pages
This highly acclaimed novel realistically describes the life of a German U-boat officer in WWII. A movie based on the book was released in 1957.
 
Swedish

Hajar och småfisk

by Ott, Wolfgang
(Sharks and little fishes)
1957, Bonniers
This highly acclaimed novel realistically describes the life of a German U-boat officer in WWII. A movie based on the book was released in 1957.
 
Dutch

Haaien en kleine vissen

by Ott, Wolfgang
(Sharks and little fishes)
De Boekerij, Baarn
This highly acclaimed novel realistically describes the life of a German U-boat officer in WWII. A movie based on the book was released in 1957.
 

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