What books do you have?

Dave Gittins

Apr 11, 2001
I have the remains of a book called The Sinking of the Bismarck, by Will Berthold, from 1958. It's translated from the German. It tells the story from the German point of view. I don't know how much is fictionalised, but it's a good read. Second hand copies seem to be around.

J Sheehan

Aug 23, 2019
Cork, Ireland
Just recently got this book about Bismarck from Osprey Publishing:

Hunt the Bismarck

Also if you want a good book about the Bismarck, I can recommend Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History which was released a few months ago.

A highly detailed book that tells the whole story of the Bismarck in minute detail and even includes pictures of the wreck from James Cameron and a detailed analysis of how H.M.S. Hood was destroyed.

There are two downsides to this book;

First: Weight; it weighs a shade over 3 kg so you wouldn't want to lug this about all day.

Second: Cost; I got my copy for about €65.

However despite these two issues, I'd highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the Bismarck story.