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The Battle of Hood and Bismarck (2002)

PG | | Documentary | 2002 (UK)
The voyage to find history's two greatest battleships. It was the greatest sea battle of World War Two. It ended in the destruction of the two finest warships the world has ever seen and claimed the lives of almost 3,500 men.

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Gary Johnstone
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Eric Grove Eric Grove ... Himself
Bill Jurens Bill Jurens ... Himself
Robert Lindsay ... Narrator
Oliver Senton Oliver Senton ... Lt. Wyldbore-Smyth
George Still George Still ... Ted Briggs
John Whitby ... Commander Warrant
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The voyage to find history's two greatest battleships. It was the greatest sea battle of World War Two. It ended in the destruction of the two finest warships the world has ever seen and claimed the lives of almost 3,500 men.

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Two famous warships: one ferocious battle

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UK

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English

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2002 (UK) See more »

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Well balanced of entertainment, history, drama and technical facts
13 February 2017 | by marianoe-11449See all my reviews

This documentary in two parts (part one "Mighty Hood" & part two "Sink The Bismarck") combines well both past history narration and reconstructions with sixty years later undersea videos from 2,000 meters below the surface captured by remote control vehicles which bring us much more than only the views of wreckages; British and German veterans add they own combat experiences to that of naval experts; specially emotive is the participation of Ted Briggs (one of three survivors of HMS Hood's demise) and former Bismarck crewmen. No doubt the British point of view rules the documentary but it includes also some technical aspects and human suffering from German side. Contrary to the fictionalized "Sink The Bismarck" movie from 1960, Admiral Lütjens is described by his son as a traditional non Nazi naval officer. So the program makes good balanced conjunction of entertainment, history, drama and technical facts. I really appreciate the CGI images because HMS Hood and Bismarck are each one represented by her own silhouette. Also it's very interesting when a former FAA pilot explains that Swordfish torpedo airplanes were forced to retire from final act of retaliation against the Bismarck.


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