Sink The Bismarck WW2 Classic

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Sink The Bismarck WW2 Classic 4.5
Battle sequence in which the English ship HMS HOOD takes on the German Battleship Bismark and losses big time. True story! Update 6/28/10: typo fix. Thanks for letting us know..

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Yes the Actor was my step grandfather Esmond Knight, he was an officer on the Prince of Wales and he actually lost his left eye and was partially blinded in his right. He had a glass eye which he used to remove much to the horror of us when we were kids.

Author — Judith Devaney

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RIP to the brave men on Hood & Bismarck

Author — pearlsnaredrummer77

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That scene would have been tough on the actor playing the Captain of HMS Prince of Wales. He'd been the actual Gunnery Officer on the real Prince of Wales in the Battle against Bismarck

Author — Aydan Casey

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My greatest respect to the British Royal Navy...we are brothers at arms...greetings from Berlin

Author — Matthias Jurisch

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Notice fantastic footage of HMS Vanguard's turret interior.

Author — ABC DEF

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Fun fact:

The man who plays the Captain of the Prince of Wales witnessed the Hood blowing up in real life. He was a Petty Officer on PoW and partially blinded.

Author — BornInJordan

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Right gun shell! Right gun first half charge! Right gun second half charge!

Author — eromacque

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@hogalog The Brits have been destoying foes attempting to cross the pond since the begining of time, Id say they are pretty freaking good at it...

Author — kenc1161

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"....takes on the German Battleship Bismark and losses big time" (sic). That's your summary of a naval engagement, is it? It's not a bloody video game, only 3 men survived the sinking, and that was sheer fluke.

Author — Bill Cobbett

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I cant begin to imagine the horrors of the war these men endured

Author — Stephen Clark

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Admiral Lutjens turned the Bismarck away from the engagement initially.  As the British ships were finding their range; finally Captain Lindeman muttered, "I will not allow my ship to be shot out from under my ass. Open fire!"  The rest is history.

Author — Aphelion

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My grandfather always talked about this movie. May he rest in peace. 

Author — bawad01

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I was a young Royal Marine Bugler in the Vanguard, when scenes for this film were shot. The scenes inside the 15 inch turret was obviously Y Turret, manned by the Royal Marines. Note how everything was highly polished and gleaming, whereas the others were always covered in grease. The Royal Marines turret was always the one shown to visitors that came onboard.

Author — Robert Scollick

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Never fails to all expected a fighting chance at least, not just to be killed in minutes by
their own magazine.

Author — g2macs

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I had the privilege to meet Lt Cmdr (ret) Bill Dundas during my time in the navy. He was one of the three survivors of the Hood.

Author — Eric Tull

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To think this happened 75 years ago today.

Author — thesparduck117

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Respect,
I'm surprised, the film shows the situation close to facts on the Bismarck after sinking the Hood. As I have seen in a documentary with a survivor of the Bismarck, there was no cheering after the sinking.That was also shown in this picture. As a German, I dont feel enthusiastic as well, realizing there were only 3 survivors from the Hood. What a tragedy. I pay my deepesest respect to the British navy-men and the high discipline of the crew on that Battle-cruiser.
Sadly, none of the movies or documentaries ever mentioned what actions were (not) taken to rescue the castaways from the Bismarck, and on another theatre - the Scharnhorst. After taking a handfull of sailors aboard, the ships left the rest in the sea. Official reason: U-Boat alert. (An U-Boat not taking action in such a battle?).

Author — gosuc

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The actor playing the old man on the Hood was there on KG5.

Author — Joy Lunn

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Same for the Bismarck's crew. They were hit by 400 shells and a large amount of torpedos.

Author — Brandon Hudgins

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I met some of the crew of the Bismark in Wilhelshaven in 1972, my ship 'Fife' was twinned with the survivors, they were a good crowd, hard to think that our fathers fought each other.

Author — Clive Chuckles