May 27, 1941 was an important day in the history of World War II, as British forces finally managed to sink the German army's most robust sea-bound threat--a ship known as The Bismarck. The vast stretch of water known as the Atlantic Ocean was the final resting place for the mighty vessel, with over 2,000 of its crew also plummeting to a watery grave. Dr. Robert D. Ballard, who previously led an exhaustive search and discovery mission for the Titanic, set his sights on The Bismarck after successfully pinpointing the location of the most famous sunken ship in history. He found The Bismarck on June 8, 1989, and thanks to him, National Geographic is able to present some incredible undersea film of the wreck in this remarkable program. Also included are reminisces from survivors of the torrid battle, and many facts and figures about The Bismarck. Likely to appeal to scholars, students, and anyone with an interest in World War II, this is a compelling and thoroughly researched addition to the canon of National Geographic shows.
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