Chronicles the breakout of the Bismarck during the early days of World War Two. Seen both from the point of view of the many naval vessels on both sides and from the central headquarters of the British where the search for the super battleship was controlled. Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Swordfish torpedo bombers are shown taking off with slung torpedoes, and the torpedo propellers are spinning in the wind. The purpose of the nose propellers is to arm the torpedo. To avoid premature arming, the nose propellers would be wired to prevent spinning in the air. When the torpedo hits the water, the greater resistance would break off the wires and the torpedoes would then be armed after a few rotations. See more »
Group North has suggested the Iceland-Faeroes Passage. You're not forgetting that, sir?
We have to take orders from Group North. We do not have to take suggestions.
See more »
Opening credits prologue: LONDON MAY 1941 See more »
In World War Two Nazi Germany launches a battleship that was for its time the most advanced and lethal warship ever built. And as proof of its invincibility, the Bismarck within a matter of minutes sunk and seriously damaged two of Britain's biggest warships. Yet like the Titanic, this ship, this incredible example of technical ingenuity, was doomed to fail, and to fail spectacularly and ingloriously. As the title indicates, this movie is about the sinking of the Bismarck. To reveal how and why this ship failed would be inappropriate here, but this movie does a credible job in explaining why the British became totally obsessed with that one ship and why the British had to destroy that ship at all cost. Watch the movie.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?