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National Geographic: The Search For the Battleship Bismark
National Geographic The Search For the Battleship Bismark
Actors: Richard Kiley, Robert D. Ballard, Dr. Robert Ballard
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 0min

Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 07/18/2006 Run time: 60 minutes


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Actors: Richard Kiley, Robert D. Ballard, Dr. Robert Ballard
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Outdoor Recreation, Television, Educational, History
Studio: Nat'l Geographic Vid
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Worth watching
I. Chiang | Silicon Valley, CA, USA | 01/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There are two worth-talking stories of German warships in World War II. One is the Admiral Graf Spee and the other is the Bismarck, pride of the German Navy.

Just like the Titanic, the mighty battleship Bismarck, built secretly, took a one-way ticket in his maiden voyage. Both ships are both found by Dr. Robert Ballard later thanking to modern equipments. The mission of the Bismarck was to blockade the British. After he sank the HMS Hood in a pretty short time, it caused a tremendous shock to the British and the Royal Navy was anxiously trying any way possible to sink him.

The style is similar to the DVD "The Battle of Midway" released by NG. Documentaries, interviews with survivors in that battle, and the progress of searching the sunken Bismarck interweave through this film. The going is smooth without redundancy.

I recommend this film to people who are interested in WW II history and battleships. If you like "The Battle of Midway" and "The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal", both released by NG, you would like this, too.

It is to my surprise that no one has reviewed this DVD. I think it deserves better and so I wrote the first review of it."
Historical, past and present.
05Hogs Rule | Army Kaserne, Germany | 05/17/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dr Robert Ballard, National Geographic and the U.S. Navy support teams do a fantastic job!!!

--This film is dedicated to someone who I believe is Dr Ballards son, Todd.
I believe his son is in this footage, assiting in the survey for the Bismark.

--Dr Ballard, Im sorry for your loss. I hope it finds a place in your heart that you shared your work with your son, and its preserved on film forever, on such a historical challenge.

The mix of historical footage, interviews with the remaining survivors of WWII that took part, well done folks!!"
The end of DKS Bismarck
Phil from Fargo | Fargo, North Dakota, USA | 01/17/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a well-done documentary which one would expect to come from National Geographic. I really liked it and would recommend it to anyone."
An interest in WW11 Naval Battles
J. J. Bourke | Napier, New Zealand | 08/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have developed a keen interest in WW11 Naval Battles and to hear first hand accounts puts me right amongst it. Those guys gave it and had to take it right to the bitter end, no matter what their beliefs or country of origin. The bitter courage experienced and to what end - has been displayed brilliantly by Robert Ballard in his quest to successfully locate the wreck of the Bismark and the wrecks in the Pacific. These are brilliant accounts which should never be foregotten."