The Bismarck Episode

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"Captain Grenfell has both the background and literary ability to bring the whole dramatic story brilliantly alive.”San Francisco Chronicle

“A remarkably lucid account.”Time Magazine

“Thoroughly rewarding.”New York Times

“Full of dramatic interest.”Times Literary Supplement

The British Navy’s sinking of a notorious symbol of Nazi Germany, the battleship Bismarck, in ...

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Overview

"Captain Grenfell has both the background and literary ability to bring the whole dramatic story brilliantly alive.”San Francisco Chronicle

“A remarkably lucid account.”Time Magazine

“Thoroughly rewarding.”New York Times

“Full of dramatic interest.”Times Literary Supplement

The British Navy’s sinking of a notorious symbol of Nazi Germany, the battleship Bismarck, in May 1941 ranks as one of the most significant victories of the Second World War. It was imperative that Britain find and destroy the Bismarck, a true threat to Britain’s ocean lifeline, before it could escape into the Atlantic. In The Bismarck Episode a veteran naval writer tells the intense and dramatic story of how the battleship was discovered, pursued, and ultimately destroyed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594161100
  • Publisher: Westholme Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Edition description: 2
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,402,084
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

1 The First Alarm 11

2 The Home Fleet Begins to Move 20

3 All-Night Shadowing and a Dawn Battle 36

4 The Admiralty Takes Some Vigorous Steps 58

5 The Shadowing Goes On 81

6 Where is the Bismarck? 101

7 The Bismarck Re-discovered 124

8 Aircraft Attack the Wrong Ship 138

9 A Last-Minute Transformation 150

10 The Destroyers Attack at Night 163

11 The End of the Bismarck 175

12 A Few Comments 191

Index 217

Appendices

1 List of Flag Commanding Officers 203

2 List of Aircrews Sighting and Attacking the Bismarck 205

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