Hunt the Bismarck

Hunt the Bismarck

£14.99

The breakout of the German battleship Bismarck into the North Atlantic in May 1941 was one of the most dramatic naval episodes of World War II. For nine days it became the most sought after ship in the world. This is a new illustrated account of the episode.

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Hunt the Bismarck, now available in paperback, tells the story of Operation Rheinübung, the Atlantic sortie of Nazi Germany's largest battleship, Bismarck, in May 1941 and her subsequent pursuit by the Royal Navy. Bismarck entered naval service in the summer of 1940. She was well-armed, with eight 15in guns as well as a powerful array of lighter weapons, while her armoured protection earned her the reputation of being unsinkable. This claim was put to the test in May 1941 when she sortied into the Atlantic and fought the legendary battle of the Denmark Strait, destroying HMS Hood, the pride of the Royal Navy. Bismarck was now loose in the North Atlantic. However, damage sustained in the battle limited her ability to roam at will, and the Royal Navy deployed the Home Fleet to avenge the sinking of the Hood. The stage was set for the greatest chase story in the history of naval warfare. Drawing on a wealth of first-hand accounts and intertwining extensive research into a fast-paced narrative, this is the most readable and accurate account of Bismarck's epic pursuit ever produced.

Additional information

Weight0.478 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.3 × 3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

336

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

940.545943 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K