The Battle of the River Plate
March 10, 2014 in Ships
For anyone interested:
The 1952 movie “Battle of the River Plate” – the story of the December 1939 battle between the Graf Spee and the British cruisers HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles, is on You Tube uncut.
The movie actually stars HMS Achilles herself, by 1952 a ship of the Indian Navy, with HMS Jamaica as HMS Exeter, and USS Salem as the Graf Spee. A very accurate rendition of a big gun battle at sea, and historically accurate as a movie. Peter Finch in his first role as Captain of Graf Spee, Patrick MacNee as a British sailor.
Written, Produced and Directed by Michael Powell and Emmeric Pressburger at the top of their form.