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Battleship Bismarck by Burkard von Müllenheim-Rech...
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Dec 01, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: read-military, ww2, naval





Having first read this book back in the very early 1990's all I can recall was that it was a well told account of the German battleship Bismarck from one of the officers who survived the sinking. It’s a great account and well worth the effort to read if you can find a copy.

From the publisher:
“Originally published to much acclaim in 1980, this is the story of the legendary German battleship that sunk the pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, on May 24, 1941, and three days later was hunted down and sunk by the British during one of the most dramatic pursuits in naval history. Told by a German naval officer who witnessed both sinkings, the book chronicles the brief but sensational career of what was thought to be the grandest weapon of the Third Reich. Burkard Baron von Müllenheim-Rechberg, the Bismarck's top-ranking survivor, tells the battleship's story from commissioning to the moment when the captain gave a final salute and went down with his ship.”

The Bismarck still manages to produce much interest amongst historians with new book being released every year or so, the latest being; “Bismarck: A Minute by Minute Account of the Final Hours of Germany's Greatest Battleship by Niklas Zetterling (ISBN 1935149040).
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