'Killing the Bismarck' - Slaying the MythsPosted on Tuesday 20th May 2014
From view to chase and kill
The pride of Hitler's Navy learned
The might of Britain's will.'
Killing the Bismarck
(Paperback - 320 pages)
by Iain Ballantyne
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…
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