Then I also had to rewatch the movie "Sink the Bismarck" from 1960. A good film in some respects, but with a number of errors, I guess to make it more exciting, like Bismarck shooting down one of the Swordfish, and blowing up one of Vian's destroyers. The models used in making the movie looked pretty accurate, but they are shooting on the wrong side in the Battle of the Denmark Strait, i.e., Bismarck is firing to starboard instead of to port, etc.
One other item the reading and watching reminded me is about the actor Esmond Knight, who plays Capt. John Leach of the Prince of Wales. He was actually on PoW during the battle, serving in a fire control position just above the bridge, and was partially blinded by the shell that went through the bridge and killed or wounded several crew. He was active in movies, TV, and the stage from 1928 to 1987, including roles in all of Laurence Olivier's Shakespeare movies.
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