Sink the Bismarck (1960)

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Re: Sink the Bismark (1960)

Postby tommy303 » Wed May 04, 2011 12:22 am

Lest we forget, Sink the Bismarck was based on the 1959 historical novel Hunting the Bismarck by C.S.Forester. Forester made no pretense about it being anything more than a novel.

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Re: Sink the Bismark (1960)

Postby Bgile » Wed May 04, 2011 3:12 am

tommy303 wrote:Lest we forget, Sink the Bismarck was based on the 1959 historical novel Hunting the Bismarck by C.S.Forester. Forester made no pretense about it being anything more than a novel.


Thanks for that info; I didn't know that!

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Re: Sink the Bismark (1960)

Postby paulcadogan » Fri May 06, 2011 4:48 am

Yup...I have CS Forrester's book. The movie does basically follow the "novel" - some of the dialogue is almost word for word. There is only 1 hit on Bismarck in the DS, but..there is no fictional destroyer sinking.
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