The Discovery Of The Bismarck (Robert Ballard Wreck Survey, HMS Hood, Swordfish)
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Bismarck that culminated in its thrilling rediscovery – forty-eight years after it was sent to the bottom. Ballard then gives a dramatic first-person account of the high-tech hunt for the. Bismarck sitting proudly upright three miles below the surface of the Atlantic off the coast of.
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Additional Product Informationran the headlines on June 14 1989, announcing Robert Ballard’s discovery of.
Hitler’s greatest battleship. Using the.
same underwater camera vehicle that had discovered the wreck of the Titanic in.
1985, Ballard and his team photographed the Bismarck.
sitting proudly upright three miles below the surface of the Atlantic off the.
two years, two separate expeditions, and a painstaking survey of over 100.
square miles of sea-floor before the legendary German warship was finally.
cameras captured the scene with brilliant clear images for all time. Standing on the side of an underwater.
mountain, surrounded by an enormous landslide that occurred almost fifty years.
ago when the 50,000 ton battleship collided with the ocean bottom, the Bismarck’s.
huge funs point eerily upwards and giant swastikas still defiantly emblazon her.
one of the most compelling sea sagas of World War II. In May 1941, a shell fired from this sleek.
new German ship struck the battle cruiser Hood and within minutes the pride of.
the British Navy was utterly destroyed. .
An enraged Winston Churchill gave the memorable command to “sink the Bismarck!” – mobilising the British navy into the.
greatest sea chase of the war. THE DISCOVERY.
recreates the unforgettable story of this great sea battle with historic.
photographs and the words of the men who fought it. Ballard then gives a dramatic first-person.
account of the high-tech hunt for the Bismarck.
that culminated in its thrilling rediscovery – forty-eight years after it was.
400 illustrations this book has all the pictorial richness that helped make Robert.
Ballard’s previous book, The Discovery of the Titanic, an international bestseller. Fascinating “then and now” features pair.
in 1989 with accurate pictures from 1941; two spectacular full-page foldouts.
show the Nazi warship in all her fearsome glory and as she looks today. Full-colour maps, charts and diagrams.
throughout plus a host of specially commissioned paintings recreate a.
remarkable chapter in the history of World War II and illuminate the.
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therefore, unable to be combined with other purchases.
This 1990 1st edition book is in very good.
overall condition with only minor signs of wear to the dustjacket in the form.
of light bumps to the edges and corners (see photograph). All pages are present, tightly bound, and.
free from tears, creases and marks. The.
book runs to 231 pages (28cm x 21cm) and is well illustrated, mainly in colour,.
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