Never before seen films of the pocket battleship ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE including building, launching, commissioning, sea trials and her sea battles criss-crossing the South Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. There are clips of other Kriegsmarine heavy units and her supply ship ALTMARK. Then this majestic ship enters Montevideo.
We see GRAF SPEE off loading her wounded. Battle damage on this ship is easily seen. Pretty South American girls giggle with their handsome German sailor boyfriends. Civilians flock to the waterfront to watch this majestic ship glide out of the harbor to engage the British Fleet outside, only to watch in horror as GRAF SPEE is blown up by her own crew! She burns for days.
The crew receives a heroes’ welcome ashore, but the sad note is the funeral of Kapitän zur See Langsdorf.
This film is very rare containing never before seen battle scenes. Once you begin watching, you can’t stop.