Last Nine Days of the Bismarck

Last Nine Days of the Bismarck

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by C. S. Forester
     
 

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The true story of Hitler's mightiest battleship, how it was hunted, fought, and destroyed in the crucial battle for the Atlantic. In 1941, the Bismarck, the fastest battleship afloat, broke out into the Atlantic, its mission to cut the lifeline of British shipping and win the war for Germany. How the Royal Navy met this threat, its desperate attempt to bring the…  See more details below

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The true story of Hitler's mightiest battleship, how it was hunted, fought, and destroyed in the crucial battle for the Atlantic. In 1941, the Bismarck, the fastest battleship afloat, broke out into the Atlantic, its mission to cut the lifeline of British shipping and win the war for Germany. How the Royal Navy met this threat, its desperate attempt to bring the Bismarck to bay in six desperate days of Atlantic storm is the story C.S.Forester tells with mounting excitement and suspense. "Tension and high excitement!…In this book C.S.Forester has compressed the taut drama of one of the great sea campaigns of history." NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE. This story is the basis of the movie 'Sink the Bismarck'.

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ISBN-13:
9780891906063
Publisher:
Amereon, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/1920
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Last Nine Days of the Bismarck 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Bartholomew_Wood More than 1 year ago
Neither history nor historical fiction, this account of the hunt for and sinking of the Bismarck might be called fictionalized history. It's a decent telling of the events of the Bismarck's brief voyage, but consists mostly of invented dialog spoken by characters who didn't exist and descriptions of scenes that the author could only guess at because he did little research. There's no background about the German and British navies, World War II naval tactics are ignored, the Bismarck herself is not described, her design and capabilities are not discussed, her potential impact on the course of the war is hardly mentioned, and the strategy of her mission is left to the reader's imagination. We have no idea who is directing the operation on the British side--the author neglects to name the naval officers in charge, referring to them only as "the Admiral" and "the Rear Admiral," and does not bother developing them as characters. He doesn't even mention the date that all these events were taking place. Forester was a good prose stylist, but this book must have been written in haste, probably to fulfill a commission with a tight deadline, or perhaps to serve as the basis for the movie script.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The events are told with the author creating the probably dialogue by the major characters. Easily readable and hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recomend the book to people who like to learn about who was on the ship, not about the ship.