The Sinking of the Bismarck Author:William L. Shirer From the preface: "At 8:00 A.M. on May 21, 1941, a coded message arrived at the Admiralty in London. The mighty German Bismarck, the world's most powerful battleship, had been sighted heading for the North Atlantic! Swiftly the commander in chief of the British Home Fleet organized a great armada of fighting ships. Before the Bismarck could get ... more »a chance to open fire on any of the precious British convoys at sea, she must be sunk.
In this book William L. Shirer reconstructs the suspenseful one-week chase of the Bismarck by the British armada. The fighting spirit, courage and endurance of both the British and German officers and crews are vividly described in this dramatic and authentic account of the sinking of the Bismarck."
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