The War Diary of the Battleship Bismarck

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The War Diary of the Battleship Bismarck

Postby José M. Rico » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:31 pm

The War Diary of the Battleship Bismarck is now available in paper format from the link below. Let me remind you that the electronic .pdf version will still be available for download at our website for FREE. However, if you want to have this historical document nicely edited as a traditional paper book you might be interested in purchasing a copy.

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Re: The War Diary of the Battleship Bismarck

Postby RF » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:09 am

I gather that the actual war diary covering Rheinubung went down with the ship and the diary here is an SKL reconstruction which can only be in the third person without even any input from any Bismarck survivors (bar five) as they were British prisoners.

It would seem therefore that it cannot be the true version as seen by the seior officers actually on board the ship. Their perspective might be very different from the SKL.
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Re: The War Diary of the Battleship Bismarck

Postby José M. Rico » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:36 pm

Yes, the actual war diary covering Rheinubung went down with the ship and was later "reconstructed" in July 1941 by the Kriegsmarine’s Office of Naval Operations (Seekriegsleitung). However this document includes the pre-Rheinubung diaries too from 24 August 1940 onwards. It can be downloaded for free from the website, or purchased in paper format.

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Re: The War Diary of the Battleship Bismarck

Postby frontkampfer » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:32 pm

Jose,

The link for the on-line article on Bismarcks fire control and radar information seems to be broken. I am very interested in FC and would like to see what you had listed. Any chance it can be re-linked?

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