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Killing The Bismarck

Author : Iain Ballantyne
ISBN : IND:30000127026635
Genre : History
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In May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck, accompanied by heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, broke out into the Atlantic, to attack Allied shipping. The Royal Navy's pursuit and subsequent destruction of Bismarck was an epic of naval warfare. In this new account of those dramatic events at the height of the Second World War, Iain Ballantyne draws extensively on the graphic eye-witness testimony of veterans, to construct a thrilling story, mainly from the point of view of the British battleships, cruisers and destroyers involved. He describes the tense atmosphere as cruisers play a lethal cat and mouse game as they shadow Bismarck in the icy Denmark Strait. We witness the shocking destruction of the British battlecruiser Hood, in which all but three of her ship's complement were killed; an event that filled pursuing Royal Navy warships, including the battered battleship Prince of Wales, with a thirst for revenge. While Swordfish torpedo-bombers try desperately to cripple the Bismarck, we sail in destroyers on their own daring torpedo attacks, battling mountainous seas. Finally, the author takes us into the final showdown, as battleships Rodney and King George V, supported by cruisers Norfolk and Dorsetshire, destroy the pride of Hitler's fleet. This vivid, superbly researched account portrays this epic saga through the eyes of so-called 'ordinary sailors' caught up in extraordinary events. Killing the Bismarck is an outstanding read, conveying the horror and majesty of war at sea in all its cold brutality and awesome power.

The Battleship Book

Author : Robert M. Farley
ISBN : 9781479405572
Genre : History
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From the moment when the launching of HMS Dreadnought made every capital ship in the world obsolete overnight, we have been fascinated with these powerful surface combatants. Here Robert M. Farley looks at the history and folklore that makes these ships enduring symbols of national power—and sometimes national futility. From Arizona to Yamato, here are more than sixty lavishly illustrated accounts of battleships from the most well-known to the most unusual, including at least one ship from every nation that ever owned a modern battleship. Separate essays and sidebars look at events and lore that greatly affected battleships.


Author : Ludovic Kennedy
ISBN : 0553237950
Genre : Fiction
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The Sinking Of The Bismarck

Author : William L. Shirer
ISBN : 1402736169
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Tells the story of the almost unstoppable German battleship "Bismarck" and how the Allies managed to sink it.


Author : John Asmussen
ISBN : 1781550395
Genre : History
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The fascinating story of the Bismark, the pride of the German navy, which sank after only nine days.

The Rise Of The Wehrmacht

Author : Samuel W. Mitcham
ISBN : 9780275996413
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The Nazi Titanic

Author : Robert Watson
ISBN : 9780306824906
Genre : History
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