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The Bismarck

Robert Jackson

The Bismarck is perhaps the most famous battleship of World War II. Much of the Allied fleet was diverted to hunting her down during her breakout into the Atlantic in 1941. The Bismarck is an in-depth examination of this classic... Read moreRead less

The Bismarck is perhaps the most famous battleship of World War II. Much of the Allied fleet was diverted to hunting her down during her breakout into the Atlantic in 1941. The Bismarck is an in-depth examination of this classic ship that represented the pinnacle of the Nazi war machine at sea. The book begins by tracing the regrowth of the German navy after World War I, and Hitler’s plans for rearmament. After 1935 the German navy is allowed to build capital ships again, and the book then examines every aspect of the Bismarck’s development and construction, including detailed sections on her design, armament, powerplant, crew and armour. In addition, there is a chapter devoted to the Bismarck in action, with descriptions of the ship’s only voyage in anger, its successful sinking of HMS Hood and the ship’s final showdown 300 miles west of Ushant when she was torpedoed and then finished off by the guns of the Royal Navy. The book then briefly describes the building and career of the Tirpitz, the Bismarck’s sister ship. With detailed appendices and artworks, The Bismarck is an exhaustive compendium on a classic German battleship.

Format: 285 x 213mm pb
Extent: 96pp
Word count: 35,000
Illustrations: 70 artworks and photos
ISBN: 9781782746850

Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson is a former pilot and navigational instructor. Now a full-time writer in military, naval and aviation affairs, he has over 90 books to his name, including Spitfire, B-17 Flying Fortress, The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft and Warplanes of World War II. He lives in Darlington, County Durham, UK.

ISBN: 9781782746850 pb

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