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
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The opening shows actual newsreel footage of the Bismarck when it was launched in Hamburg, Germany, in 1939. See more »
When Captain Kerr of the HMS Hood speaks to his crew after learning of the Bismarck's position, he indicates that the ship will go to action stations soon after midnight. However, the crew is later shown moving to action stations just prior to engaging the Bismarck, just after 0500. They should have already been at their stations. See more »
Edward R. Murrow:
This is London, Ed Murrow reporting. This island, which is no stranger to bad tiding, received news today that HMS Hood largest warship in the British fleet and pride of the British navy, has been sunk by the German battleship Bismarck. From the Hood's compliment of 1500 men, there were three survivors.
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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.
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