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The Battle of the River Plate

Dramatised documentary telling the gripping story of a deadly duel at sea and one of the best intelligence bluffs of WWII. Commodore Henry Harwood takes on Captain Hans Langsdorff and the pride of the German navy, the Graf Spee, in a battle of courage and wit. One would return home a hero, while the other would lose his reputation, his ship, and ultimately his life.

50 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Dec 2011 17:30
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
NarratorMichael Praed
ParticipantEric Grove
Voice of LangsdorffTim Hardy
Voice of NeddenCarol Royle
ProducerJames Hayes
DirectorJames Hayes