RF wrote:The problem with this is that it is done too close to the end of WW2, where the German side is based on assumptions and propaganda which are totally inaccurate, centralising on Bismarck being a ''nazi'' as opposed to German battleship. It is the same mentality that produced the Karel Stepaneck caricture of Gunther Lutjens.....
I agree with RF, it takes a few years to be able to judge things objectively, perhaps even a couple of generations. I read in a good book 'The Battle For History: Re-fighting World War II' by John Keegan that some elements of World War Two for example, or the consequences of that war where not over until the fall of the Berlin wall and the collapse of the USSR. Generations more until the people who witnessed are old or dead and the young can view this objectively without memory.
I think regarding the Bismarck we have reached this point only in the last ten or twenty years, I would say that 'Sink the Bismarck' was also made to soon after the event.
That said I would like to see this 1949 version, is it online or available anywhere? )))