Published: November 2017
The legendary Battle of the Denmark Strait on 24 May 1941, which saw the mighty German battleship Bismarck sink Britain's HMS Hood, has always been shrouded in enigma and controversy. Was the doomed HMS Hood really sunk by a shell that exploded in one of her magazine compartments? Or is there another reason why the pride of the Royal Navy was so utterly beaten? Overshadowing these questions is the stark fact that the sinking of HMS Hood was the greatest single loss of life to befall the Royal Navy in the Second World War. Of 1,418 crewmembers, there were only three survivors, with no trace left of the dead. Marco Santarini is a rear admiral and gunnery expert in the Italian Navy. He has dedicated two decades of research to finding the truth behind the extraordinary sinking of HMS Hood. Bismarck and Hood: The Battle of the Denmark Strait - A Technical Analysis dispels the myths and falsehoods that surround this enduring mystery. With a careful, expert analysis of the facts, Santarini presents a new theory on how and why this iconic battle of the Second World War ended as it did. Book jacket.
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