A first look at the forthcoming documentary based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Iain Ballantyne.
The year is 1941, and the Second World War has already taken many lives, when the German battleship Bismarck breaks out into the North Atlantic.
The monster vessel’s mission is to deliver a devastating blow to a besieged Britain that relies on convoys of merchant ships to carry on fighting.
The new documentary, from ScreenStory and soon to be broadcast on Channel 4, features never before seen first-hand testimony from veterans who were there during the final battle between Bismarck and the Royal Navy.
The full brutal reality of this famous episode – as witnessed from the sharp end of the action – is revealed for the first time on screen, the product of remarkable interviews with the veterans by Agora Books author Iain Ballantyne. Some of the veterans are seen here in this trailer.
The ‘Bismarck: 24 Hours to Doom’ documentary also features stunning CGI, perfectly illustrating the veterans’ own account of one of history’s most famous and important naval battles.