Battleship Bismarck: A Survivor's Story (Bluejacket Books) by Burkard Baron Von Mullenheim-Rechberg

By Burkard Baron Von Mullenheim-Rechberg

Initially released to a lot acclaim in 1980, this can be the tale of the mythical German battleship that sunk the delight of the Royal army, HMS Hood, on might 24, 1941, and 3 days later used to be hunted down and sunk by way of the British in the course of the most dramatic goals in naval heritage. advised through a German naval officer who witnessed either sinkings, the ebook chronicles the short yet sensational occupation of what used to be regarded as the grandest weapon of the 3rd Reich. Burkard Baron von Müllenheim-Rechberg, the Bismarck's top-ranking survivor, tells the battleship's tale from commissioning to the instant whilst the captain gave a last salute and went down together with his ship.

The epic conflict among the 2 nice enemy ships captured the mind's eye of a whole iteration and have become a favored topic for videos and songs. With the invention many years in the past of the Bismarck's sunken hull off the coast of France, around the globe recognition has concentrated back at the well-known send. Reprinted now in paperback for the 1st time, the paintings offers the human dimensions of the development with out neglecting the technical part and contains info on rudder harm and service, total send harm, and code breaking. The booklet additionally offers insights into the author's lifestyles as a prisoner of warfare in England and Canada and the friction that existed among the Nazis and non-Nazis Germans within the camps. this kind of own examine probably the most well-known sea encounters within the heritage of worldwide warfare II makes soaking up studying.

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