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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 : Niklas Zetterling
ISBN : 9781935149828
Genre : History
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A gripping tale of heroism —and doom—on the high seas . . . The sinking of the German battleship Bismarck—a masterpiece of engineering, well-armored with a main artillery of eight 15-inch guns—was one of the most dramatic events of World War II. She left the port of Gotenhafen for her first operation on the night of 18 May 1941, yet was almost immediately discovered by Norwegian resistance and Allied air reconnaissance. British battlecruiser Hood was quickly dispatched from Scapa Flow to intercept the Bismarck, together with new battleship Prince of Wales. They were ordered to find the ship quickly because, on their way from the USA, several large convoys were heading for Britain. On 24 May, Bismarck was found off the coast of Greenland, but the ensuing battle was disastrous for the British. The Hood was totally destroyed within minutes (only 3 crewmen surviving), and Prince of Wales was badly damaged. The chase resumed until the German behemoth was finally caught, this time by four British capital ships supported by torpedo-bombers from the carrier Ark Royal. The icy North Atlantic roiled from the crash of shellfire and bursting explosions until finally the Bismarck collapsed, sending nearly 2,000 German sailors to a watery grave. Tamelander and Zetterling’s work rests on stories from survivors and the latest historical discoveries. The book starts with a thorough account of maritime developments from 1871 up to the era of the giant battleship, and ends with a vivid account, hour by hour, of the dramatic and fateful hunt for the mighty Bismarck, Nazi-Germany’s last hope to pose a powerful surface threat to Allied convoys. NIKLAS ZETTERLING, a researcher at the Swedish Defense College, is most recently co-author of The Korsun Pocket: The Encirclement and Breakout of a German Army in the East, 1944. Together with MICHAEL TAMELANDER, a part-time military author, they have written books about the battleship Tirpitz, the D-Day landings and the 1940 campaign in Norway.

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.

Target Tirpitz X Craft Agents And Dambusters The Epic Quest To Destroy Hitler S Mightiest Warship

Author : Patrick Bishop
ISBN : 9780007319268
Genre : History
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A gripping account of the epic hunt for Hitler’s most terrifying battleship – the legendary Tirpitz – and the brave men who risked their lives to attack and destroy this most potent symbol of the Nazi’s fearsome war machine.

H M S Rodney

Author : Iain Ballantyne
ISBN : 1844154068
Genre : History
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The Second World War battleship HMS Rodney achieved lasting fame for her role in destroying the pride of Hitlers navy, the mighty Bismarck in a thrilling duel. This splendid book traces not only this mighty battleships career in detail but describes the careers of all the ships carrying the name.


Author : Santiago Mata
ISBN : 9788490609316
Genre : History
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La historia completa de la temible flota de combate de Hitler. La Kriegsmarine desempeñó un rol fundamental en la guerra en el mar. Con sus modernos buques, causó terribles pérdidas a la red logística de los Aliados en las aguas del Atlántico y el Mediterráneo que a punto estuvieron de declinar la balanza del conflicto a su favor. Este nuevo libro de Santiago Mata nos introduce de lleno en los orígenes, desarrollo e infausto final de la marina de Hitler, aportando una perspectiva global y analítica única hasta el momento del poder naval alemán durante el Tercer Reich.

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