Bismarck: The Final Days of Germany's Greatest Battleship

Bismarck: The Final Days of Germany's Greatest Battleship

by Niklas Zetterling, Michael Tamelander

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612000756
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication date: 01/19/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 631,130
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Niklas Zetterling is a military historian and researcher at the Swedish Defense College. His previous books include Bismarck, The Korsun Pocket, and The Drive on Moscow, 1941.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Prologue 10

Part 1 13

1 Lessons from Previous Wars 14

2 The First Attempt 24

3 Preparations 32

4 Cruiser Warfare 41

5 'Now you pretend to be dead' 50

6 'For the first time in history. . .' 56

7 Operation Berlin 64

8 Operation Rheinüet;bung 82

9 The Home Fleet 95

10 The Visit 101

Part 2 109

11 Departure 110

12 Bunkering in Norway? 121

13 Holland and Tovey Put to Sea 126

14 Break-out 134

15 Pursued 147

16 Collision Course 153

17 Battle in the Denmark Strait 164

18 'Roll out the barrel!' 180

19 Farewell, Bismarck! 190

20 Air Attack 198

21 'Have lost contact with the enemy' 205

22 A Mysterious Signal 215

23 'Battleship sighted' 226

24 The Second Air Attack 233

25 One in a Hundred Thousand 240

Part 3 247

26 The Last Night 248

27 The Last Battle 259

28 The End 273

29 Epilogue 286

Notes 297

Index 313

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