Pursuit of the Graf Spee (The Battle of the River Plate) (1956)

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Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Year: 1956 | Duration: 119 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Starring: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch
Country: UK
Languages: English, German, Spanish
In the fall of 1939, the German heavy cruiser (referred to as a pocket battleship) Graf Spee seems to have command of the Atlantic. In the first three months of World War II, she was responsible for sinking 9 ships. The British sent three cruisers commanded by Commodore Henry Harwood to confront her. The battle took place on December 13, 1939 and the British came out on top. The Graf Spee headed f