The German battleship Bismarck represented a massive threat to the merchant convoys on which Britain relied for survival, and at the Battle of the Denmark Strait she sank the pride of the British navy - HMS Hood - in spectacular fashion. The Bismarck had to be destroyed! Fought in the spring of 1941, the Bismarck campaign was a classic of naval warfare. It had all the elements of traditional naval warfare, with battleships and cruisers steaming at speed across the vast ocean to intercept the enemy. The campaign also saw new elements of naval warfare appear as aircraft and radio intercepts played a part in bringing the Bismarck to battle.
In this fully illustrated book Andrew May traces the reasons why the Bismarck was designed and built, and why she went to sea when she did. He analyses the forces deployed by both sides and looks in detail at the campaign as it unfolded. A classic retelling of a classic naval campaign.
Copyright © 2012 Andrew May