@ Paul Mercer,
I do not doubt that Kpt Lindemann said : " I will not have my ship shot from under my arse " ... but after having said so, ... he still had to wait the orders from Adm Lutjens wheter or not to accept the incoming battle and only after, ... open fire ... accordingly.
The photo we are discussing, ... the Nh 69722, ... shows that it was Prinz Eugen the first German warship opening fire that morning, ... consequently even if Kpt Lindemann said that phrase, ... Bismarck was anticipated by the link Brinkmann+Jasper opening fire from Prinz Eugen, ... compared to the timing needed on Bismarck after he released the permission to fire to Schneider.
Obvioulsy all this happened only after the order released by Adm Lutjens by raising the flag JD ( Jot Dora = permission to open fire when ready ) on the Bismarck mainmast.
The smoke and the fired cartridges on Prinz Eugen main deck leave no doubts ... at least to me.
Hope now all is more clear also for you.
In order to honor a soldier, we have to tell the truth about what happened over there. The whole, hard, cold truth. And until we do that, we dishonor her and every soldier who died, who gave their life for their country. ( Courage Under Fire )