19 June 2019
A new book from Fonthill Media offers a detailed look at life onboard the British battlecruiser up until its destruction at the hands of the Bismarck.
For over 20 years, HMS Hood toured the world as the most iconic warship in the Royal Navy. Unmatched in her beauty and charisma, Hood is one of history’s greatest warships. During the twilight years of the British Empire, Hood toured the world showing the flag as a symbol of British power. As the Royal Navy’s show-ship, Hood came to command a special place in the hearts and minds of the British public. Such was the regard for the Hood that her annihilation on the morning of 24 May 1941 by the German battleship Bismarck created dismay across the world.
Within minutes of entering battle, the Mighty Hood, as she was affectionately known, was destroyed by a catastrophic explosion, which had echoes of Jutland a quarter of a century earlier. Out of a crew of a crew of 1,418, only three survived. The sinking of HMS Hood was the single largest disaster ever sustained by the Royal Navy. HMS Hood: Pride of the Royal Navy charts the life and death of this legendary battlecruiser in both peace and war from her early origins, through the interwar years, to her destruction. It features:
• An authoritative and detailed account of HMS Hood that offers a detailed analysis of the famous British battlecruiser
• A story of triumph and tragedy and a glimpse into life aboard a warship in both peace and war
• Beautifully illustrated with many rare and unpublished photographs
416 pages. Hardback. £36
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