Prologue: The Hood blows up Preface Chapter 1: The Bismarck Chapter 2: Germany's Atlantic Strategy Chapter 3: The Home Fleet Chapter 4: Planning Operation Rheinubung Chapter 5: Through the Baltic Chapter 6: Norwegian Sojourn Chapter 7: Move and Counter-Move Chapter 8: The Denmark Strait Chapter 9: Duel at Dawn Chapter 10: Breakout into the Atlantic Chapter 11: Evading her Pursuers Chapter 12: The Fruitless Search Chapter 13: Air Strike Chapter 14: Destroyers in the dark Chapter 15: The Final Battle Chapter 16: Gotterdammerung Epilogue Conclusion
A brand-new narrative account of one of World War II's most exciting chase stories, the pursuit of the legendary German battleship, Bismarck.
Angus Konstam is a renowned historian, and the author of over a hundred books, many of which are published by Osprey. These include the Osprey Campaign title The Bismarck 1941, and several New Vanguard titles covering British warships of World War II. His other naval books include Jutland 1916: Twelve Hours to Win the War, The Battle of North Cape, Sovereigns of the Sea, Battleship Bismarck and The Pirate World. A former naval officer, maritime archaeologist and museum curator, he is now a full-time author, specialising in maritime and military history. He lives in Orkney, beside the Royal Navy's great wartime anchorage of Scapa Flow.
A riveting account of Bismarck's famous encounter with HMS Hood and its ultimate destruction. * History of War magazine *