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The Resource Killing the Bismarck : destroying the pride of Hitler's fleet, Iain Ballantyne, (electronic resource)

Killing the Bismarck : destroying the pride of Hitler's fleet, Iain Ballantyne, (electronic resource)

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Killing the Bismarck : destroying the pride of Hitler's fleet
Title
Killing the Bismarck
Title remainder
destroying the pride of Hitler's fleet
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Iain Ballantyne
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eng
Summary
In May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck, accompanied by heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, broke out into the Atlantic to attack Allied shipping. The Royal Navy's pursuit and subsequent destruction of the Bismarck was an epic of naval warfare. In this new account of those dramatic events at the height of the Second World War, Iain Ballantyne draws extensively on the graphic eye-witness testimony of veterans to construct a thrilling story, mainly from the point of view of the British battleships, cruisers, and destroyers involved. He describes the tense atmosphere as cruisers play a lethal cat-and-mouse game as they shadow Bismarck in the icy Denmark Strait. We witness the shocking destruction of the British battle cruiser HMS Hood, in which all but three of her ship's complement were killed, an event that fueled pursuing Royal Navy warships, including the battered battleship Prince of Wales, with a thirst for revenge. While Swordfish torpedo-bombers try desperately to cripple the Bismarck, we sail in destroyers on their own daring torpedo attacks, battling mountainous seas. Finally, the author takes us into the last showdown, as battleships Rodney and King George V, supported by cruisers Norfolk and Dorsetshire, destroy the pride of Hitler's fleet. This vivid, superbly researched account portrays this epic saga through the eyes of so-called "ordinary sailors" caught up in extraordinary events. Killing the Bismarck is an outstanding book, conveying the horror and majesty of war at sea in all its cold brutality and awesome power
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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1963-
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Ballantyne, Iain
Dewey number
940.545941
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other
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Read by Traber Burns
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  • Burns, Traber
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  • Bismarck (Battleship)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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adult
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Killing the Bismarck : destroying the pride of Hitler's fleet, Iain Ballantyne, (electronic resource)
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spw
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rdacontent
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MWT11752493
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 40 min.))
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  • online
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9781470813390
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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Label
Killing the Bismarck : destroying the pride of Hitler's fleet, Iain Ballantyne, (electronic resource)
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11752493
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 40 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470813390
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital.
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11752493
Publisher number
MWT11752493
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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