Second World War, 1939 - 1945
Based on the book "Das Boot" by Lothar G. Buchheim, which was based on his 1941 experience as a journalist on the German submarine U-96.
Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks
Fiction but borrows from the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942-43 for its historical setting.
Based on a true story which was the basis of the book by Paul Brickhill - "The Great Escape". Brickhill was one of the great escapees.