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Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

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119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the first major naval battle of World War II, the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.
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Updated Oct 29, 1956

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Nov 1957 (United States)

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John Gregson
Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter   See fewer
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Anthony Quayle
Commodore Harwood-H.M.S. Ajax Commodore Harwood-H.M.S. Ajax   See fewer
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Peter Finch
Captain Hans Langsdorff - 'Admiral Graf Spee' Captain Hans Langsdorff - 'Admiral Graf Spee'   See fewer
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Ian Hunter
Captain Woodhouse - H.M.S. Ajax Captain Woodhouse - H.M.S. Ajax   See fewer
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Jack Gwillim
Captain Parry - H.M.N.Z.S. Achilles Captain Parry - H.M.N.Z.S. Achilles   See fewer
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Bernard Lee
Captain Dove - M.S. Africa Shell Captain Dove - M.S. Africa Shell   See fewer
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Lionel Murton
Mike Fowler Mike Fowler   See fewer
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Anthony Bushell
Mr. Millington Drake - British Minister, Montevideo Mr. Millington Drake - British Minister, Montevideo   See fewer
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Peter Illing
Dr. Guani - Foreign Minister, Uruguay Dr. Guani - Foreign Minister, Uruguay   See fewer
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Michael Goodliffe
Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache, Buenos Aires Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache, Buenos Aires   See fewer
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Patrick Macnee
Lieutenant Commander Medley R.N. Lieutenant Commander Medley R.N.   See fewer
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John Chandos
Dr. Langmann - German Minister, Montevideo Dr. Langmann - German Minister, Montevideo   See fewer
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Douglas Wilmer
M. Desmoulins - French Minister, Montevideo M. Desmoulins - French Minister, Montevideo   See fewer
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William Squire
Ray Martin Ray Martin   See fewer
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Roger Delgado
Captain Varela - Uruguayan Navy Captain Varela - Uruguayan Navy   See fewer
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Andrew Cruickshank
Captain Stubbs - 'Doric Star' Captain Stubbs - 'Doric Star'   See fewer
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April Olrich
Dolores Dolores   See fewer
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Chris Adcock
British Seaman (Prisoner on Graf Spee) (uncredited) British Seaman (Prisoner on Graf Spee) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Argent
Sub. Lieutenant, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Sub. Lieutenant, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vincent Ball
Barnes - HMS Achilles (uncredited) Barnes - HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Barker
Marine Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Marine Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Barnes
Midshipman, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Midshipman, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Raymond Barrie
Shirley - HMS Achilles (uncredited) Shirley - HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Terence Bayler
Stoker - HMS Achilles (uncredited) Stoker - HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Beale
Capt. Pttinger (uncredited) Capt. Pttinger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Beale
Capt. Pottinger (uncredited) Capt. Pottinger (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Benson
Marine Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Marine Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Britton
Navigator, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Navigator, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Bruce
Lt. Cmdr. Smith - HMS Exeter (uncredited) Lt. Cmdr. Smith - HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anna Burden
Madame Desmoulins, Montevideo (uncredited) Madame Desmoulins, Montevideo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Burrell
Navigator, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Navigator, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Burton
Young Sailor, Aft-Conning, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Young Sailor, Aft-Conning, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Cameron
Pilot Officer Lewin - Pilot, Spotter Plane, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Pilot Officer Lewin - Pilot, Spotter Plane, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dennis Carnell
Merchant Seaman (Prisoner on Graf Spee) (uncredited) Merchant Seaman (Prisoner on Graf Spee) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Carpenter
American reporter in Uruguay (uncredited) American reporter in Uruguay (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Casley
Rating, Aft-Conning, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Rating, Aft-Conning, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald Clarke
Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited) Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Collins
Chief Yeoman, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Chief Yeoman, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Copeland
Chief Yeoman, HMS Achilles (uncredited) Chief Yeoman, HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Crewdson
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tita Dane
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gron Davies
Chief Engineer, Trevannionion, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited) Chief Engineer, Trevannionion, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Denton De Gray
Kearney - Spotter Plane, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Kearney - Spotter Plane, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maxwell Denne
Petty Officer, HMS Achilles (uncredited) Petty Officer, HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick Dove
Capt., Streonshalh, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited) Capt., Streonshalh, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Dyneley
Captain, Newton Beach, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited) Captain, Newton Beach, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mabel Etherington
Onlooker (uncredited) Onlooker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eynon Evans
Chief Engineer, Newton Beach,Pprisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited) Chief Engineer, Newton Beach,Pprisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Everson
Man in News Office (uncredited) Man in News Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Faint
Chief Officer, Ashlea, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited) Chief Officer, Ashlea, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Farrar
Narrator (uncredited) Narrator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Fontaine
Gunnery Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Gunnery Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Forbes-Robertson
Lt. McBarnett - HMS Exeter (uncredited) Lt. McBarnett - HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Forsyth
Petty Officer, Bridge, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Petty Officer, Bridge, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barry Foster
Bill Roper - Capt. Bell's Messenger, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Bill Roper - Capt. Bell's Messenger, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Colin Free
2nd Messenger, HMS Ajax (uncredited) 2nd Messenger, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Otto Friese
Tairoa Officer (uncredited) Tairoa Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard George
Chief Officer, Trevannion, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited) Chief Officer, Trevannion, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Muriel Greenslade
Onlooker (uncredited) Onlooker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Keith Grieve
Sick Bay P.O., HMS Achilles (uncredited) Sick Bay P.O., HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucia Guillon
Phone Girl, Montevideo (uncredited) Phone Girl, Montevideo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Halliday
Guani's Secretary (uncredited) Guani's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Hayward
Spotting Officer, Gunnery Control, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Spotting Officer, Gunnery Control, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Holdcroft
Manolo's Patron (uncredited) Manolo's Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick Horgan
Signalman, HMS Achilles (uncredited) Signalman, HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Horton
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Jones
Ms. Shaw (uncredited) Ms. Shaw (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kerry Jordan
O.S. Rogers - HMS Achilles (uncredited) O.S. Rogers - HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick Jordan
Signalman, Aft-Conning, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Signalman, Aft-Conning, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marvin Kane
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeremy Kemp
Gunner, HMS Achilles (uncredited) Gunner, HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Lang
Guns - HMS Exeter (uncredited) Guns - HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Le Mesurier
Rev. George Groves - Padre, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Rev. George Groves - Padre, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Lloyd
Messenger, HMS Achilles (uncredited) Messenger, HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Luckham
Lt. Jasper Abbot - HMS Achilles (uncredited) Lt. Jasper Abbot - HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Luckman
Mess P.O., HMS Achilles (uncredited) Mess P.O., HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ivor Mairants
Guitarist Accompanying Dolores (uncredited) Guitarist Accompanying Dolores (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Masterson
Midshipman, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Midshipman, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mayne
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Meddick
P.O. Stacey - HMS Achilles (uncredited) P.O. Stacey - HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Merivale
Cowburn - HMS Achilles (uncredited) Cowburn - HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Midwood
Petty Officer, Gunnery Control, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Petty Officer, Gunnery Control, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Moffat
Swanston - Lookout, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Swanston - Lookout, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Murcell
Chief Officer, Newton Beach (uncredited) Chief Officer, Newton Beach (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Newley
Radio Operator, Tairoa, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited) Radio Operator, Tairoa, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph O'Conner
Chief Engineer, Doric Star, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited) Chief Engineer, Doric Star, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Paltenghi
Customs Officer (uncredited) Customs Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Conrad Phillips
Lt. Washbourne - Gunnery Officer, HMS Achilles (uncredited) Lt. Washbourne - Gunnery Officer, HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ambrosine Phillpotts
Mrs. Millington-Drake, Montevideo (uncredited) Mrs. Millington-Drake, Montevideo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Columba Powell
Lost Child in Crowd (uncredited) Lost Child in Crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Powell
Chief Officer, Huntsman, Prisoner on Graf Spree (uncredited) Chief Officer, Huntsman, Prisoner on Graf Spree (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irene Prador
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Prowse
Lookout, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Lookout, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Purcell
Duty Officer Pennefeather - HMS Ajax (uncredited) Duty Officer Pennefeather - HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Rietty
Dubbing (voice) (uncredited) Dubbing (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rive Rola
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Rolfe
Petty Officer, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Petty Officer, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Rose
Boy Dorset - HMNZS Achilles (uncredited) Boy Dorset - HMNZS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Schlesinger
Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited) Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Scott
1st Messenger, HMS Ajax (uncredited) 1st Messenger, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeff Silk
Crewman, HMS Achilles (uncredited) Crewman, HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Smallwood
Spotting Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Spotting Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Smart
Manolo's Patron (uncredited) Manolo's Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Muriel Smith
Dolores, Montevideo (singing voice) (uncredited) Dolores, Montevideo (singing voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julian Somers
Quartermaster, Graf Spee (uncredited) Quartermaster, Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barry Steele
Midshipman, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Midshipman, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Graham Stewart
Signalman, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Signalman, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nigel Stock
Chief Officer, Tairoa, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited) Chief Officer, Tairoa, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Townsend
Duty Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Duty Officer, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Verney
Cmdr. Graham - HMS Exeter (uncredited) Cmdr. Graham - HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Wager
Lookout, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Lookout, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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Colin Wall
Boy Bugler, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Boy Bugler, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pearl Walters
Woman in News Office (uncredited) Woman in News Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Warren
Chief Yeoman Signals, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Chief Yeoman Signals, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick Westwood
Archer, HMS Ajax (uncredited) Archer, HMS Ajax (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Whiting
Chief Engineer, Aft-Conning, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Chief Engineer, Aft-Conning, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ian Whittaker
Boiler Room Messenger, HMS Achilles (uncredited) Boiler Room Messenger, HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Williams
Lookout, HMS Exeter (uncredited) Lookout, HMS Exeter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neil Wilson
Mess P.O., HMS Achilles (uncredited) Mess P.O., HMS Achilles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brian Worth
Radio Operator, Doric Star, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited) Radio Operator, Doric Star, Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)   See fewer
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