Rent HMS Ark Royal (2003)

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Synopsis:
This rare archive War Office film tells the story of the aircraft carrier and HMS Ark Royal 3, a war service record that were so packed with incident that the ship was rarely out of the headlines. Still a new ship, she was attached to the Home Fleet at Scapa when World War II began and chalked up a 'first' by the first Luftwaffe casualty to the RN. In early 1940 Ark Royal went to the Mediterranean and took part in many operations with Force H and in May 1941 she flew off a striking force of torpedo aircraft which scored two hits cripplig the Bismarck. On 13 November 1941, returning from an aircraft ferrying operation to Malta, the Ark Royal was torpedoed 30 miles from Gibraltar by U81.
Although she was taken in tow, the flooding could not be controlled and the following day she sank, 14 hours after being hit. Incredibly and a testament to her Captain and crew, only one rating was lost of her complement of nearly 1600.
Actors:
Admiral Sir Casper John, Rear Admiral Roy Foster Brown
Studio:
Quantum Leap
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Special Interest
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/01/2004
Run Time:
85 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Action stations in the Atlantic!
  • HMS Ark Royal History 1558 - 2003
  • Ship Specification

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