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scan: KMS Bismarck

Very few photo's of the Bismarck exist. She was only in service for 277 days. I believe this one was taken from her consort , the Prinz Eugen.

Bismarck sank HMS Hood, causing Churchill's order to'Sink the Bismarck.' She was hounded by the Royal Navy and the RAF until she sank on 27th May 1941. How the final coup de grass was delivered is a matter of conjecture. She was either torpedoed by HMS Devonshire, or scuttled herself.

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Taken on February 5, 2009