The Scharnhorst: Part 1

  |  Buy to Own: 30/06/1997
  |  75 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
The Scharnhorst: Part 1 Film Poster


Brian Matthews narrates this documentary on the German warship the Scharnhorst, whose development began in secret in 1928. Early models were overdeveloped in terms of speed, though with the Anglo-German Treaty of 1935 production of the ship could begin in earnest. The first new large German warship since 1918, it went on to play a significant role in World War 2, and can be seen in archive footage here.