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4.0 out of 5 stars A compelling read
I'm not a Naval historian, just very interested in understanding the true events. I thought this book was a compelling read from start to finish and told the story in a was that was both engaging and easy to understand.
Published 19 months ago by Andy Booth

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3.0 out of 5 stars Dont have corporate in the navy
There is nothing original in this book,it's not bad
But silly and daft errors crop,the most startling being
They called seaman tillburn corporal tillburn
If doing research they should get the basics right there are no
Corporals in the royal navy,
Published 9 months ago by Cambria


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A compelling read, 14 Jan 2013
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I'm not a Naval historian, just very interested in understanding the true events. I thought this book was a compelling read from start to finish and told the story in a was that was both engaging and easy to understand.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pursuit and kill of the schlachtschiff Bismarck, 19 Oct 2009
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..exciting and competent re-telling of the hunt, pursuit and final destruction of one of the mightiest battleships ever to put to sea. A tremendous British victory, the heroism of the sea-and-airmen involved is calmly and dispassionately portrayed in this fine account. After the shock of the loss of the Royal Navy's battleship Hood with virtually all hands, the attempts to shake off the pursuing pack and the desperate attacks flown by the Navy's venerable Swordfish torpedo bombers are nicely built up by the authors to the final denouement, as the Bismarck, crippled by a torpedo strike, is shelled into oblivion..
A couple of criticisms; the authors don't bring much new information to the table and their style is ponderous and leaden to say the least. This is not helped by the authors attempt to weigh up and evaluate the decision making process undertaken at each stage of the hunt by the various interested parties. On the German side they rely heavily of course on Mullenheim-Rechberg's memoir but don't appear to realise that an English translation was published. The authors are not native-speakers and sentence construction is predictably and unfortunately rather wooden in places, while this work has more typos and omissions than any other similar work I've ever read. In short the text desperately needed copy editing. Recommended despite these shortcomings.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bismarck The Final Days, 16 Aug 2013
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I found this account very interesting and in some ways quite moving It does make you wonder at the bravery of men on both sides in the conflict
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bismarck, 20 May 2013
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Excellent book with a good perspective from both sides of the conflict. Interesting maps and fleet details to record events as they happened.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good story giving the history of the naval battles which involved the Bismarch, 20 Jan 2014
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This is a very detailed story about the German battleship Biosmarck and its meetings with the British Navy in the Denmark Strait and the |North Sea - its two battles and its eventual destruction. It also shows how close the eventual victory achieved by British sailors was achieved,.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dont have corporate in the navy, 28 Nov 2013
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There is nothing original in this book,it's not bad
But silly and daft errors crop,the most startling being
They called seaman tillburn corporal tillburn
If doing research they should get the basics right there are no
Corporals in the royal navy,
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read, 10 Nov 2012
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An interesting and well written account of the story of the sinking of the Bismark - a real page turner - I thoroughly enjoyed it
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