Sink the Bismarck!

Sink the Bismarck is a 1960 blackandwhite CinemaScope British war film based on the book Last Nine Days of the Bismarck by C. S. Forester. It stars Kenneth More and Dana Wynter and was directed by Lewis Gilbert. To date, it is the only film made that deals directly with the operations, chase and sinking of the battleship Bismarck by the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Although war films were common in the 1960s, Sink the Bismarck was seen as something of an anomaly, with much of its time devoted to the unsung backroom planners as much as on the combatants themselves. Its historical accuracy, in particular, met with much praise despite a number of inconsistencies.

Meanwhile, a spy in Norway spots the Bismarck and its escort Prinz Eugen he attempts to alert the British by telegraph but he is discovered by the Germans and killed. The spy is only able to message that one of the ships is Prince Eugen but is shot before he can message that the second ship was the Bismarck.The man assigned to coordinate the hunt is the Admiraltys chief of operations, Captain Jonathan Shepard Kenneth More, who has been distraught over the death of his wife in an air raid and the sinking of his ship by German ships commanded by Admiral Gnther Ltjens Karel tpnek. Upon receiving his new post, Shepard discovers Ltjens is the fleet commander on the Bismarck. Shepards experience of conflict with Nazi Germanys Kriegsmarine and his understanding of Ltjens allow him to predict the Bismarck s movements. Shepard acts coldly to his staff but comes increasingly to rely on the coolness and skill of his assistant, WRNS Second Officer Anne Davis Dana Wynter. ........

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