The story of one of World War II's most famous sea battles is brought to the screen in this exciting, semi-documentary style movie.
In the Spring of 1941, Nazi Germany's greatest battleship - the Bismarck, scourge of Atlantic shipping - is pinned down at her anchorage in Norway. Making a break for freedom and the safety of air cover from the Luftwaffe, the great ship is chased by the Royal Navy. Eventually, after heavy casualties, including the loss of HMS Hood, the Bismarck is finally trapped and sunk. Kenneth More stars as Captain Shepherd - the Admiralty's Director of Naval Operations - who, embittered by the death of his wife in an air raid, is assigned to this post just as the Bismarck makes its escape.
Excellent special effects make this tense, exciting sea drama one of the finest British war films