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U-571 - Morse Code
Late in the movie after the crew ejects the dead crewman's body to make the Nazis think the sub is destroyed, they suddenly hear Morse code. They realize that the code is reading, "This is U-571, blow me up!" The problem with this is that the person tapping out the code is a captured German, and he would be tapping this code out in German, not English.
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Scolman writes:
Actually, the guy tap's out "I am U-571, Destroy me" I don't understand morse code, but you have to remember that Radioman Weiss (The guy at the sonar booth) and Lt Hersh both spoke German, that's why they both reacted so quickly upon hearing the tapping while the rest of the crew was wondering what was going on. Besides, when Weiss talks to Lt Tyler, he wouldn't say it in German, he translated it in English so Tyler would understand it.
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minikid29(screen name) writes:
I agree, the radio guy Wence(if that's his name)could speak German. That is why he could understand the Morris Code. And, it was "i am U-571. Destroy me!"
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tembwbam writes:
In all actuality, Morse Code is a universal language. No matter what language you speak, the Morse Code will translate the same.
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