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The True Story Of The Epic Pursuit And Destruction Of The German Battleship Bismarck, Nazi Germany's Greatest Warship, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #Bismarck #BattleshipBismarck #GermanBattleshipBismarck #Battleships #Kriegsmarine #BattleOfTheAtlantic #ArkRoyal #HMSArkRoyal #AircraftCarriers #Carriers #NavalAviation #FairySwordfish #TorpedoBombers #RoyalNavy #SeniorService #RN #NavalHistoryOfWWII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #WW2NavalHistory #NavalHistory #MilitaryNavalHistory #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive#VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Once you've served in a battle later made into a motion picture, you want to be very sure that the depiction of the actions of yourself and your comrades in arms are respectful and accurate. Imagine then the pride that Esmond Knight felt when not only were the exploits of himself and his fellow shipmates of HMS Prince Of Wales celebrated in this film for their part in hunting down and destroying the German Battleship Bismarck, but that he himself was the actor cast to portray the Prince Of Wales' captain during that battle. E. R. Murrow also had much the same pride in making this picture, as he too was cast to portray his own part in the actual events depicted in this historical drama, reliving his broadcasts to the United States as CBS radio's London Correspondant during World War II. This film therefore had many standards to rise to meet, and with the able assistance of these actors along with some of cinema's greatest stars, as well as the excellent contributions made by the greatest special effects artists of the day, the legendary Lydecker brothers, this especially realistic war at sea drama met those standards well, both from a historical and cinematic perspective. (Black/White, 1960, Widescreen, One Hour 37 Minutes.)
Nominated, Golden Laurel, Top Action Drama 1960 (4th Place)
Nominated, Directors Guild Of America Award, Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Motion Pictures 1961
C.S. Forester (Book)
Edmund H. North (Story & Screenplay)
Kenneth More...Captain Shepard
Dana Wynter...Anne Davis
Carl Möhner...Captain Lindemann (as Carl Mohner)
Laurence Naismith...First Sea Lord
Karel Stepanek...Admiral Lutjens
Edward R. Murrow...Himself
Michael Hordern...Commander-in-Chief - 'King George V'
Maurice Denham...Commander Richards
Michael Goodliffe...Captain Banister
Esmond Knight...Captain - 'Prince of Wales'
Jack Watling...Signals Officer
Jack Gwillim...Captain - 'King George V' (as Jack Gwillam)
Mark Dignam...Captain - 'Ark Royal'
Ernest Clark...Captain - 'Suffolk'
John Horsley...Captain - 'Sheffield'
Bismarck was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. Named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the ship was laid down at the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg on July 1, 1936 and launched February 14, 1939. Work was completed on August 24, 1940, when she was commissioned into the German fleet. Bismarck and her sister ship Tirpitz were the largest battleships ever built by Germany, and two of the largest built by any European power. On May 27, 1941, Bismarck was sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men. During the Battle of the Denmark Strait two days prior, the iconic battlecruiser HMS Hood initially engaged Prinz Eugen, probably by mistake, while HMS Prince of Wales engaged Bismarck. In the ensuing battle Hood was destroyed by the combined fire of Bismarck and Prinz Eugen, who then damaged Prince of Wales and forced her retreat. Bismarck suffered sufficient damage from three hits to force an end to the raiding mission. The destruction of Hood spurred a relentless pursuit by the Royal Navy involving dozens of warships. Two days later, heading for occupied France to effect repairs, Bismarck was attacked by 16 obsolescent Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal; one scored a hit that rendered the battleship's steering gear inoperable. In her final battle the following morning, the already-crippled Bismarck was severely damaged during a sustained engagement with two British battleships and two heavy cruisers, was scuttled by her crew, and sank with heavy loss of life. Most experts agree that the battle damage would have caused her to sink eventually. The wreck was located in June 1989 by Robert Ballard, and has since been further surveyed by several other expeditions.