The Battle of the River PlateThe Battle of the River Plate tells of the pursuit of the crack pocket German Battleship The Graf Spee, one of the most gripping episodes of World War II. Powell & Pressburgers' penultimate film together is notable for its amazing sea battles and non-stereotypical depiction of characters on both sides of the war.In Which We ServeIn Which We Serve tells the story of the Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Torrin and those that serve on her. In the Battle of Crete she is dived bombed and goes down fighting. The survivors tell their own stories, at war and on the home front as they wait for rescue from their lifeboat.We Dive At DawnThe British submarine The Sea Tiger sets off for a deadly mission - to destroy the German warship Brandenburg located in the Baltic and surrounded by mines and escorting destroyers. But perhaps the biggest threat of all they must face is the Brandenburg's own deadly torpedoes.
The Battle Of The River Plate:The Battle Of The River Plate is a gripping drama set at sea. Ten days before the outbreak of World War II, apowerful German battleship sails around the South Atlantic destroying allied merchant ships. Finally, the allies learnof its location and a trap is set, pitching British intelligence against a powerful military opponent.In Which We Serve:In Which We Serve tells the story of the Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Torrin and those that serve in her. In the battleof Crete she is dive-bombed and goes down fighting. The survivors tell their own stories, at war and on the homefront, as they wait for rescue on their lifeboat.We Dive At Dawn:British submarine 'Sea Tiger' docks after a long voyage and the crew are given a week's leave. Each heads off for hischosen destination. However all their arrangements are then cancelled as they are recalled to their sub andinstructed to find and destroy a Nazi battleship, the 'Brandenburg'. On their way, they pick up three German seamenwho tell them where the ship lies in the treacherous Baltic Sea. When they do not know if they were successful andmust return to port quickly to refuel, not knowing if the 'Brandenburg' is following them.Special Features:None ListedNone Listed.
A World War 2 drama that highlights the characters (all aged only between 19 and 23 years) as much as the actual events. The British submarine Sea Tiger's crew is looking forward to a long shore-leave after months at sea. This is cut short when they are ordered to pursue and sink the German battleship Brandenburg. The crew's sub-Commander (John Mills) struggles to fulfil the mission despite discovering that the battleship is heavily defended. Along the way Sea Tiger encounters many obstacles and once the crew has attempted to sink the battleship they have to escape knowing that they are about to run out of fuel.