A superb historical documentary series tracing the history of this famous German battleship with extensive use of archive footage and exclusive interviews with former crew members.
PART ONE: THE EARLY YEARS This video traces the early history of the ship, from the launch and sea trials to the dramatic dash through the English Channel back to Germany in 1942.
PART TWO: 1943 - THE FINAL YEAR After the loss of her sister ship Gneisenau, the good fortunes of the Scharnhorst ran out; while intercepting a Murmansk bound Allied convoy in December 1943, the Scharnhorst was attacked by two British warship groups. Putting up a valiant fight against hopeless odds, the Scharnhorst was finally sunk after sustaining 15 torpedo hits. Out of 1968 crewmen, only 36 survived.
B&W/Color, PT ONE: 75 minutes, PT TWO: 56 minutes, English commentary and subtitles.
Two programs on one DVD disc, NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)
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