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The Battle of the River Plate

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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 ...


Andrew Cruickshank
Anthony Bushell
Anthony Newley
Anthony Quayle
Bernard Lee
Christopher Lee
Cyril Luckham
David Farrar
Donald Moffat
Douglas Wilmer
Edward Atienza
George Murcell
Ian Hunter
Jack Gwillim
Jeremy Kemp
John Chandos
John Gregson
John Le Mesurier
Lionel Murton
Michael Goodliffe
Nigel Stock
Patrick Macnee
Peter Finch
Peter Illing
Roger Delgado
William Squire



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