The Bismarck

By Robert Jackson (Author)


Format Paperback

Take an in-depth look at one of World War II’s most famous battleships, the Bismarck—including a gripping account of its final hours.
During World War II, much of the Allied fleet was diverted to hunting down the Bismarck, the classic ship that represented the pinnacle of the Nazi war machine at sea. This comprehensive history traces the regrowth of the German navy after World War I, Hitler’s plans for rearmament, and every aspect of the Bismarck’s development and construction—including detailed sections on her design, armament, powerplant, crew, and armor. Follow the ship in action, with descriptions of its only voyage, its successful sinking of HMS Hood, and its final showdown 300 miles west of Ushant when she was torpedoed and then finished off by the guns of the Royal Navy. With appendices and illustrations, The Bismarck is an exhaustive compendium on a classic German battleship.

Robert Jackson is a former pilot and navigational instructor. Now a full-time writer in military, naval and aviation affairs, he has over 90 books to his name, including Spitfire, B-17 Flying Fortress, The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, and Warplanes of World War II. He lives in Darlington, County Durham, UK.

Pub Date: 1/1/2019

ISBN: 9781782746850

Price: $24.95 / $33.95 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 96 pages, 70 color & b-w photos & illus.

Trim: 8.37 x 11.2 x 0 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: History / Military History

Publisher: Amber Books

Series: Great World War II Weapons