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Bismarck : The Final Days of Germany's Greatest Battleship (Reprint): Zetterling, Niklas/ Tamelander, Michael: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Bismarck : The Final Days of Germany's Greatest Battleship (Reprint)
Bismarck : The Final Days of Germany's Greatest Battleship (Reprint)
Published Date : 2011/09
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781612000756

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Language : English

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Source: ENG
Table of Contents
 
Foreword                                           7  (3)
Prologue                                           10 (3)
  Part 1                                           13 (96)
    1 Lessons from Previous Wars                   14 (10)
    2 The First Attempt                            24 (8)
    3 Preparations                                 32 (9)
    4 Cruiser Warfare                              41 (9)
    5 `Now you pretend to be dead'                 50 (6)
    6 `For the first time in history...'           56 (8)
    7 Operation Berlin                             64 (18)
    8 Operation Rheinubung                         82 (13)
    9 The Home Fleet                               95 (6)
    10 The Visit                                   101(8)
  Part 2                                           109(138)
    11 Departure                                   110(11)
    12 Bunkering in Norway?                        121(5)
    13 Holland and Tovey Put to Sea                126(8)
    14 Break-out                                   134(13)
    15 Pursued                                     147(6)
    16 Collision Course                            153(11)
    17 Battle in the Denmark Strait                164(16)
    18 `Roll out the barrel!'                      180(10)
    19 Farewell, Bismarck!                         190(8)
    20 Air Attack                                  198(7)
    21 `Have lost contact with the enemy'          205(10)
    22 A Mysterious Signal                         215(11)
    23 `Battleship sighted'                        226(7)
    24 The Second Air Attack                       233(7)
    25 One in a Hundred Thousand                   240(7)
  Part 3                                           247(50)
    26 The Last Night                              248(11)
    27 The Last Battle                             259(14)
    28 The End                                     273(13)
    29 Epilogue                                    286(11)
Notes                                              297(16)
Index                                              313
 

The sinking of the German battleship Bismarck-a masterpiece of engineering, well-armoured with a main artillery of eight 15-inch guns-was one of the most dramatic events of World War II. She left the port of Gotenhafen for her first operation on the night of 18 May 1941, yet was almost immediately discovered by Norwegian resistance and Allied air reconnaissance. British battle cruiser Hood was quickly dispatched from Scapa Flow to intercept the Bismarck, together with new battleship Prince of Wales. They were ordered to find the ship quickly because, on their way from the USA, several large convoys were heading for Britain. On 24 May, Bismarck was found off the coast of Greenland, but the ensuing battle was disastrous for the British. The Hood was totally destroyed within minutes (only 3 crewmen surviving), and Prince of Wales was badly damaged. The chase resumed until the German behemoth was finally caught, this time by four British capital ships supported by torpedo-bombers from the carrier Ark Royal. The icy North Atlantic roiled from the crash of shellfire and bursting explosions until finally the Bismarck collapsed, sending nearly 2,000 German sailors to a watery grave.Zetterling and Tamelander's work rests on stories from survivors and the latest historical discoveries. The book starts with a thorough account of maritime developments from 1871 up to the era of the giant battleship, and ends with a vivid account, hour by hour, of the dramatic and fateful hunt for the mighty Bismarck, Nazi-Germany's last hope to pose a powerful surface threat to Allied convoys.