The Battle of Hood and Bismarck (2002)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Two of the world's mightiest warships are explored in the historical documentary The Battle of Hood and Bismarck. In 2001, American explorer David Means guided an international expedition that led to the discovery of these great ships. Narrated by Robert Lindsay, this feature-length PBS documentary examines the rich history of the opposing ships during the some of the greatest sea battles of WWII. In May of 1941, the Hood and the Bismarck engaged in a fierce battle resulting in the destruction of both ships and over 3,500 casualties. Using archival footage, computer effects, and interviews with survivors, director Gary Johnstone explores the demise of the HMS Hood, once considered the best ship in Britain's fleet, as well as the mysterious sinking of Germany's battleship, the Bismarck.

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sea-battle, search, shipwreck, sinking, underwater-expedition, warship, world-war