The true story of Hitler's mightiest battleship, how it was hunted, fought, and destroyed in the crucial battle for the Atlantic. In 1941, the Bismarck, the fastest battleship afloat, broke out into the Atlantic, its mission to cut the lifeline of British shipping and win the war for Germany. How the Royal Navy met this threat, its desperate attempt to bring the Bismarck to bay in six desperate days of Atlantic storm is the story C.S.Forester tells with mounting excitement and suspense. This story is the basis of the movie 'Sink the Bismarck'.
"Tension and high excitement!…In this book C.S.Forester has compressed the taut drama of one of the great sea campaigns of history." NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE.
Chronicles the breakout of the Bismarck during the early days of World War Two. Seen both from the point of view of the many naval vessels on both sides and from the central headquarters of the British where the search for the super battleship was controlled.
Release Date: February 11, 2960
Release Time: 97 minutes
Kenneth More as Captain Jonathan Shepard
Dana Wynter as WRNS Second Officer Anne Davis
Laurence Naismith as First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Dudley Pound
Geoffrey Keen as Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff
Michael Goodliffe as Captain Banister
Maurice Denham as Commander Richards
Peter Dyneley as Commander Jenkins
Jack Watling as RNVR Signals Officer
Thomas Waldron Price as Flag Lieutenant to First Sea Lord
Sean Barrett as Able Seaman Brown
Victor Maddern as Able Seaman
Edward R. Murrow as himself
Karel Štěpánek as Admiral Günther Lütjens in Bismarck
Carl Möhner as Captain Lindemann of Bismarck (voice: Robert Rietti)
Walter Hudd as Admiral Holland
John Stuart as Captain Kerr
Esmond Knight as Captain Leach of HMS Prince of Wales
Sydney Tafler as Henry, civilian workman aboard Prince of Wales
Ernest Clark as Captain, HMS Suffolk
Mark Dignam as Captain, HMS Ark Royal
John Stride as Tom Shepard
David Hemmings as seaman in Ark Royal
John Horsley as Captain, HMS Sheffield
Peter Burton as Captain Philip Vian
Jack Gwillim as Captain, HMS King George V
Michael Hordern as Admiral Sir John Tovey
Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.