Battle of the River Plate

Battle of the River Plate

Battle of the River Plate

7/10 NR

October 30, 1956

Battle Of The River Plate Synopsis

Set during the early years of World War II, the War in the Atlantic. The Royal Navy was fighting a desperate battle to keep the convoy routes open to keep the British Isles supplied. One great danger was the surface raiders, huge cruisers called "pocket battleships" that slipped out of German waters just before war was declared. The "Bismarck", The "Scharnhorst", The "Gneissau" and The "Graf Spee" were supplied by tanker & could strike anywhere. This is the story of how 3 lightly armed cruisers with only 6 and 8 inch guns boldly took on a powerful pocket battleship armed with 11 inch guns. They should have been blown out of the water before they could fire a single shot but ...

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Battle Of The River Plate Casts

John Gregson
John Gregson

Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter

Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle

Commodore Harwood - H.M.S. Ajax

Peter Finch
Peter Finch

Captain Langsdorff 'Admiral Graff Spee'

Jack Gwillim
Jack Gwillim

Captain Parry - H.M.S. Achilles

Bernard Lee
Bernard Lee

Captain Dove - M.S. Africa Shell

Lionel Murton
Lionel Murton

Mike Fowler