Hunt the Bismarck

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A new book is to be released that tells the dramatic story of the pursuit of the famous German battleship.

Hunt the Bismarck tells the story of Operation Rheinübung, the Atlantic sortie of Nazi Germany's largest battleship in May 1941, and the dramatic and deadly chase which followed.
Bismarck entered service in the summer of 1940. She was well armed, with eight 15in guns as well as a powerful array of lighter weapons, while her armoured protection had earned her the reputation of being unsinkable. This claim was finally put to the test in May 1941, when she sortied into the Atlantic and fought in the legendary battle of the Denmark Strait, destroying HMS Hood, the pride of the Royal Navy. Bismarck was now loose in the North Atlantic. However, damage sustained in the battle limited her ability to roam at will, while the Royal Navy deployed the Home Fleet to avenge the Hood. The stage was set for the greatest chase in the history of naval warfare.
Drawing on a wealth of first-hand accounts and extensive research, this fast-paced narrative from renowned naval historian Angus Konstam tells the story of Bismarck’s epic and final voyage. Packed with fascinating first-hand accounts of the action, this is a gripping account of World War II’s most dramatic naval chase.

  • Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN 9-781-4728-3386-0
  • £25. Hardback

 

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