The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
Ten days before World War II, Germany's crack battleship, Admiral Graf Spee sails with orders to carry out action against Allied merchant shipping in the South Atlantic. Captained by Hans Langsdorff (Peter Finch) Graf Spee with her superior speed, sinks ship after ship.
Meanwhile, the net is tightening round the German Killer. Outwitted by British Intelligence, the Germans are convinced Graf Spee is trapped by a massive naval force. The captain evacuates his men and as a succession of explosions light the night, Graf Spee becomes a burning inferno, Langsdorff has scuttled the pride of the German fleet, in the belief that he was facing impossible odds. The killer of the Atlantic would strike no more.
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