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Bismarck : the final days of Germany's greatest battleship

Author: Niklas Zetterling; Michael Tamelander
Publisher: Philadelphia : Casemate, 2009, ©2009.
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A gripping tale of heroism -and doom-on the high seas ... The sinking of the German battleship Bismarck-a masterpiece of engineering, well-armored with a main artillery of eight 15-inch guns-was one of the most dramatic events of World War II. She left the port of Gotenhafen for her first operation on the night of 18 May 1941, yet was almost immediately discovered by Norwegian resistance and Allied air  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Zetterling, Niklas.
Bismarck.
Philadelphia : Casemate, 2009, ©2009
(DLC) 2010513236
(OCoLC)312626888
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niklas Zetterling; Michael Tamelander
ISBN: 9781935149828 1935149822
OCLC Number: 759859001
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages) : illustrations, maps
Responsibility: Niklas Zetterling & Michael Tamelander.

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The sinking of the German battleship Bismarck-a masterpiece of engineering, well-armored with a main artillery of eight 15-inch guns-was one of the most dramatic events of World War II.  Read more...

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