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WilhelmSchulz.
05-25-2008, 07:07 PM
Yesterday was the 67th anaversey of the sinking of the HMS Hood of the 1,418 man crew only 3 lived to tell her story.

Sink the Bismark vid with song by Johnny Horton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EdngnDdjCo)

Realjambo
05-26-2008, 03:16 AM
I'd recommend 'Pursuit - The Sinking of the Bismark' by Ludovic Kennedy if anyone wants to read up about the Bismark and her demise http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VikingGrandad
05-26-2008, 11:49 AM
Thanks for the post WS http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Let us also remember the 2,100+ German sailors (exact figure unknown) of the Bismarck who perished, and also the Royal Navy sailors aboard the HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Sheffield and HMS Mashona who were killed in either the battle or the journey home.

WilhelmSchulz.
05-26-2008, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
Thanks for the post WS http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Let us also remember the 2,100+ German sailors (exact figure unknown) of the Bismarck who perished,...
That's tomarows post. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Goose_Green
05-27-2008, 12:18 AM
Originally posted by Realjambo:
I'd recommend 'Pursuit - The Sinking of the Bismark' by Ludovic Kennedy if anyone wants to read up about the Bismark and her demise http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

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WilhelmSchulz.
05-27-2008, 10:01 AM
Today is the date that the KMS Bismark was sunk in a battle with the Battleships King George V and HMS Rodney and the Cruisers Norfolk and Dorsetshire. Of the 2,092 crew abord only110 where pulled from the icy water by the British ships, who stoped rescue operations when U-Boats where reported nearby. Also 49 men where killed on the British side and 1 DD sunk. There is some debate about who actuly sank the Bismarck. The Germans say the scuttled her, the British say they sank her. But however you look at it a powerfull german assest could no longer roam the waves. May all thoes sailors who faught on or agianst the Bismarck rest in peace.