In May 1941, the German battleship Bismark, then the most formidable fighting ship afloat, escaped into the Atlantic, posing a terrible threat to the convoys that kept Britain supplied. This book gives a first hand account of the pursuit and sinking of the Bismark.
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Ludovic Kennedy is a noted historian and the writer of numerous works.From AudioFile:
The author's throat creaks and crackles as he recounts the eight-day pursuit leading to the 1941 sinking of the BISMARCK, one of Germany's greatest battleships during WWII. Kennedy's sandpaper voice adds a patina of authenticity, as if he were describing events he had seen himself; his artful suspense creates a thriller more compelling and exciting than any fiction. Four thousand men die as ships sink in burning oil and exploding missiles. Like a movie, the scene switches from aircraft cockpit to German submarine conning tower to the HMS PRINCE OF WALES wireless room. Warning: don't think it will be easy to stop this story in the middle. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002117398