Das Boot (1981): Emergency Dive Drill

A U-boat crew hears the alarm sound and prepares for an emergency dive. After the crew is in position, the captain reveals that it was only a practice drill so they don't get rusty in the event of a real emergency. Such drills help the crew escape the U-boat in the event of a mechanical failure or an attack by an enemy.

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  1. How do the men react to the alarm?
  2. Why do you think the captain waits to reveal that it was only a drill?
  3. How do measures like drills help with preparedness?

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