Haynes, Yeovil, 1st.ed., 2015. 157 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs (some cold.), detailed plans, maps (cold.) etc. Pict. laminated boards. 28 x 21cm. FINE. Just over 75 years ago, the battleship BISMARCK entered service in the German Navy, the most powerful vessel in the Nazi fleet. Dubbed ‘unsinkable’, she was better protected than almost any other warship afloat, with a near-perfect balance between firepower, speed and armour. In May 1941 she sank the British battlecruiser HOOD, and was hunted down by every available ship in the Royal Navy, determined to avenge the loss of HOOD and to remove an enormous threat to North Atlantic shipping. This manual, invaluable to model-maker and historian alike, is illustrated with more than 240 photographs, line drawings, etc. It examines the design, construction, manning and operation of BISMARCK, and also tells of her final voyage, with a description of life on board this powerful battleship.