Chris’ Picks For May 2024: Submarine Month



Elizabeth’s Books, in the heart of the Town of Lunenburg’s bookselling district, boasts a rental library of more than five thousand DVDs. The shop usually opens around 6 p.m. each evening, never closing earlier than 11 p.m. Each month, proprietor Chris Webb recommends films for your consideration.

“April is Submarine Month,” says Chris.

This month’s picks:

  • Das Boot (1981)
  • Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
  • K19 The Widowmaker (2002)
  • Hunt For Red October (1990)
  • U-571 (2000)
  • Morituri (1965)
  • Hell And High Water (1954)
  • The Enemy Below (1957)

In a classic local story characteristic of Lunenburg County perseverance, Hugh Corkum (1912-1990), once Chief of Police in Lunenburg, started his career as a rum-runner at age 15 to provide for his family.

This was because his father was fired from his job as a sea captain after crashing the LaHave-built cargo schooner Can Rein into an American submarine near Rhode Island’s Block Island, according to Corkum, in his book On Both Sides Of The Law (Nimbus, 1989). You can find a copy at Elizabeth’s Books.


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