Made in 1940, this stirringly patriotic film cleverly combined new scenes with genuine newsreel footage. A newsreel journalist is on hand when the Giant German battleship Graf Spee flees into Montevideo Harbour after a punishing encounter with the British warships Exeter and Ajax. As events unfold in a very unexpected way, he is there with his camera to capture the dramatic end to the encounter.
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World War Two propaganda drama combining dramatised scenes with real newsreel footage. Father and son newsreel reporters Will and Steve Ferguson (Will Fyffe and Anthony Hulme) go in separate directions when Hitler's invasion of Czechoslovakia brings the threat of war ever closer. Will takes the 'shadow over Europe' angle, while Steve covers the sinking of the German battleship Graf Spee by British ships at the Battle of the River Plate.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Made in 1940, this stirringly patriotic film cleverly combined new scenes with genuine newsreel footage.