The Battle of the River Plate

Revealing mistake: When the German cruiser Graf Spee is seen leaving Montevideo harbour for the last time it is flying the American Stars and Stripes flag from the aft observation platform tower.

Continuity mistake: In the final shot, just as the credits are rolling, the British warships are sailing away with the sun setting behind them. In an earlier scene the radio commentator says that the sun is setting and a shot of the sun touching the surface of the sea is shown.

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Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter: Can reach Plymouth if ordered.

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Trivia: The "Graf Spee" still exists! The USS Salem (which played the part) is now a museum.

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