Sink the Bismarck

Sink the Bismarck (1960)

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Kenneth More first enters the operations room he complains about a naval rating's uniform while his own jacket is not properly buttoned up.

Correction: So? During my 'nasho' - National Service - in the Navy officers would pull this kind of stunt all the time. Just telling us who was in charge, as they did (and, no doubt, still do). Note from Submission Checker: I, too, have heard of this, just yesterday 10/28/05, in the Army National Guard.

Factual error: Here's a big historical mistake. The character of German Admiral Lütjens is depicted overall in this film as a wild-eyed Nazi fanatic. In real life, he was distinctly anti-Nazi, vehemently protested the anti-Semitic actions of Hitler's regime, and was himself subject to intense Nazi scrutiny as he was a quarter Jewish and his wife was half Jewish. He was one of many German naval officers who fought only for their country, not Hitler.

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Edward R. Murrow: This is London, Ed Murrow reporting. This island, which is no stranger to bad tiding, received news today that HMS Hood largest warship in the British fleet and pride of the British navy, has been sunk by the German battleship Bismarck. From the Hood's compliment of 1500 men, there were three survivors.

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Trivia: Esmond P. Knight, the actor who portrayed Captain Leach of the battleship "Prince of Wales" was a crew member on the ship during the real battle where he was badly injured, suffering a period of blindness.

Larry Redfield

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