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It's spring 1941, and Great Britain is the only country in Europe yet to be defeated by the Nazi army, but all of that could change soon. The Nazis have launched their juggernaut battleship, the Bismarck, to close off British supply lines and ultimately invade England. A counterstrike is ordered, and with an arsenal of ships at their command, Royal intelligence officers Jonathan Shepard (Kenneth More) and Anne Davis (Dana Wynter) fight desperately to distroy the Bismarck.
Sink the Bismarck! recounts one of the most famous battles in the history of naval warfare. Shot in semidocumentary style, the black-and-white film covers all sides in the famous hunt for the powerful German warship that terrorized the sea for eight days. The story and combat are rendered as faithfully as possible to C.S. Forester's novel. There are a few historical errors and some other minor liberties taken for dramatic license, both of which the viewer will easily be able to overlook. The only major addition to historical fact is a fictional romance between leads Kenneth More and Dana Wynter, which never gets in the way of the action. Edward R. Murrow cameos, and one of the founding fathers of movie magic, Howard Lydecker, assists with the special effects. The film is a compelling wartime drama that deserves a viewing. --Mark Savary --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good movie and cast portraying the stort behind the destruction of the Bismarck.
Some of the battle scenes appear to be either actual footage from WWII or staged with perhaps... Read more
Even after all this time, this movie still holds up for story-telling. It's the story of the hunt for the Bismarck after the ship sunk the HMS Hood and escaped from the British... Read morePublished 8 days ago by smc
Great old movie ranks right up there with "The Cruel Sea", "In Which We Serve" etc. A keeper.Published 2 months ago by Dan D from BC
Black and White, blah...not even colorized...Life is in COLOR....Published 2 months ago by MaxxOmega
Accurate description of "Sink the Bismarck" on Amazon and what was received. The DVD was in good condition and produced good picture and sound when run on DVD player.Published 4 months ago by Robert Matthews