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Extra History: Season 30

Hunting the Bismarck 2017

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  • 2017-05-11T15:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 10 mins
  • 40 mins (4 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Animation, Documentary, History
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The pursuit of the German battleship Bismarck by the British Royal Navy.

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4 episodes

30x01 Hunting the Bismarck - The Pride of Germany

  • Season Premiere

    2017-05-11T15:00:00Z — 10 mins

During World War II, the Bismarck was the pride of the German navy - and the nightmare of Great Britain. It was enormous, overpowered, and a constant threat to the seas. So when they got word that the Bismarck had mobilized, the British raced to stop it.

The Bismarck had been sighted, and the British fleet raced to intercept it with their own flagship: the mighty HMS Hood. As Hood and her escort caught up, a harrowing battle between four giant ships ensued.

The order went out: Sink the Bismarck. Ships converged from all over the Atlantic to hunt down the pride of the German navy, and Swordfish planes launched from the aircraft carrier Ark Royal raced to harry the great warship.

Sink the Bismarck. Churchill's orders were simple, but executing them had proved tricky. Admiral Tovey and his hastily summoned handful of ships and planes had one more opportunity to sink the German juggernaut, and they were determined not to waste this chance.

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