The Sinking of the Bismarck
The famous war correspondent delivers an edge-of-your seat account of the naval chase and battle to take out one of Hitler’s most powerful warships.
The Bismarck wasn’t just any warship. Its guns were much stronger and more accurate than any others in its day—meaning it could easily sink enemy ships without getting in range of their fire. It was one of Hitler’s most powerful weapons, and the Allied forces had to put it out of commission—before they lost the war. With the fate of the world in the balance, Allied forces chased the Bismarck across the stormy North Atlantic—culminating in a thrilling sea battle that changed the course of World War II.
Unfolding with the taut suspense of a blockbuster movie, this book brings the excitement and danger of World War II to younger audiences—and demonstrates William L. Shirer’s mastery as a writer of history and a spinner of tales.
“A book one reads with sustained excitement.” —Kirkus Reviews
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THE SINKING OF THE BISMARCKUser Review - Kirkus
Excitement, suspense surrounding the biggest naval hunt of World War II, combine to make this one of the tops in this series, a book one reads with sustained excitement. Britain on the conveys ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Karlstar - LibraryThing
A short but detailed description of the hunting and sinking of the Bismarck. Not overly personal or detailed, but still a good description of the event. Read full review
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