Sink the Bismarck! is a 1960 black-and-whiteCinemaScope British war film based on the book The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck by C. S. Forester. It stars Kenneth More and Dana Wynter and was directed by Lewis Gilbert.To date, it is the only film made that deals directly with the operations, chase and sinking of the battleship Bismarck by the Royal Navyduring the Second World War. Although war films were common in the 1960s, Sink the Bismarck! was seen as something of an anomaly, with much of its time devoted to the “unsung back-room planners as much as on the combatants themselves.” Its historical accuracy, in particular, met with much praise despite a number of inconsistencies.
I recently watched this film and I thoroughly enjoyed it. All though it’s and old movie the effects feels like you are there on deck on some occasions.
I discussed this film with a WW11 historian and he has an autograph of pilot who sank the ship. His name was John Moffat and unfortunately he is no longer with us.