• Short Summary

    Last pictures of Bismark just before sinking, great shots of sailors celebrating.

  • Description

    Title reads: "After the Bismarck".

    High angled shot of the bows of a battleship as they plough through a heavy sea. C/U of Vice Admiral Somerville in the map room on board HMS Renown.

    L/S of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal. Camera pans with several Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber aeroplanes as they take off from Ark Royal each carrying a torpedo. Pan with three Swordfish as they fly past Ark Royal. C/U of hand of a Morse signaller. M/S of the three Swordfish flying over camera. C/U of a signal lamp

    L/S of explosions at sea. L/S of the Bismarck with guns firing. Narrator explains these are last pictures before the ship sank. Various shots of German survivors coming aboard a British ship from a Red Cross launch, the wounded being carried by British Medical Officers.

    L/S of battleship. Various shots of sailor cleaning ship's gun, he has an HMS Norfolk hat on. L/S of HMS Rodney. C/U of nameplate "Rodney". Various C/Us officers and men talking with pride about the battle. Good variety of accents - officers are very plummy and posh, sailors have West Country accents. M/S of the plaque Bismarck being placed above other names of battles in which the ship has taken part.

    Various shots other battleships in Royal Navy fleet: King George V, Prince of Wales, Ramilles, Sheffield, Cossack and Dorsetshire.

    C/U group of cheery sailors giving thumbs up. C/U of Admiral Somerville. M/S of Admiral inspecting sailors on deck. High angled shot of sailors cheering on deck. C/U of sailor drinking a pint of beer. C/U of ensign flag.

    Note: alternative spelling - Bismarck.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:57:00 / 01:07:42:00

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