Events for Saturday 26th May 2012
On This Day in History
WWII: The Bismarck is spotted26th May 1941
An RAF Catalina spots the Bismarck at 1030 on 26th May. Swordfish Torpedo-bombers from the Ark Royal score hits on the Bismarck, disabling her steering gear and rendering her unmaneuverable.
Further ReadingBismarck: The Epic Chase
(Hardback - 176 pages)
by James Crossley
When the German Battleship Bismarck was commissioned in 1940 she was one of the fastest and most powerful ships afloat. To the Royal Navy and the security of Allied shipping in the Atlantic she posed an enormous threat – she must be destroyed. When she broke out into the Atlantic… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.