Could we please not refer to the Bismarck as a "destroyer"? That's a specific naval term - Wikipedia defines it as
In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers.
Thanks for the review Cas,a maybe here,watched a very interesting Documentary on TV a fair bit ago about British WWII movies.
It was pointing out that during the war years,"It Was were in this Altogether",but after a lot of the movies suddenly changed to " It was a certain class of people who saved us".
Very interesting Doc if you can find it,i think it was on BBC-2
A neighbour of my parents, one Able Seaman Albert Brown, was on board the King George during the final sinking of the Bismark. After the war he returned to work as a collier and was seriously injured when the roof of the coal face where he was working collapsed. He was in hospital for months and when he eventually came home he started to make models of ships out of matches. Absolutely fascinated us as kids as they looked huge to us.
His hearing had been badly effected by the firing of the guns as he was on the deck as a messenger. Although warnings were shouted at him about the roof beginning to fall he never could have heard them. He never worked again.
Great film. Well worth watching. I've never seen it in it's full aspect just 4:3 on the TV. Might just have to get this. Didn't see Albert though, mind you he was wasn't very tall.
Kenneth Mores acting is absolutely superb in this movie. When he finds out
his son has been killed
he plays the scene superbly. Km is so sensitive in this part of the movie as he tries to hide his grief in that English stuff upper lip manner than ruined so many lives
For me, KM is the star of the movie and makes it such an essential view.
It's a pity that hes so underrated.