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Bismarck versus HMS Hood - Battle of Denmark Strait

In May of 1941, Germany dispatched its formidable new battleship, called the Bismarck, to interfere with - and sink - convoys en route to Britain.  An incredible vessel with 15-inch guns, Bismarck was the pride of the Third Reich.

Leaving the port of Gotenhafen (known today as Gdynia), on 19 May 1941, Bismarck traveled with one other ship - the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen.

Soon thereafter, a British Spitfire - piloted by Michael Suckling - was on a reconnaissance mission along the Norwegian coast.  Suckling spotted the Bismarck, near Bergen, and took pictures of her on the 21st of May. 

It would not be long before Bismarck was engaged in her first naval battle.

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Media Credits

Clip from "Dogfights:  Hunt for the Bismarck" - online, courtesy the History Channel via YouTube.  Copyright, History Channel, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for education purposes.

 

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