The Bismark Class Battleship Tirpitz
Yesterday I watched one of my favorite World War II films – Above Us the Waves, starring John Mills. It purports to tell the story of how three Xclass
submarines sank the battleship, each carrying four tons of Amatex housed in two side cargo pods. Even though RN Xclass submarines did attempt to sink her, it was the Lancaster bombers of the Royal Airforce’s Dam Buster squadron that finally put paid to Tirpitz using 12,000lb Tallboy earthquake bombs designed by Barnes Wallis.
Despite all of this Above Us the Waves (1955) is still a damned good film…