Sink the Bismarck #2020

Sink the Bismarck By C.S. Forester Sink the Bismarck n Hitler s deadly Bismarck the fastest battleship afloat broke out into the Atlantic Its mission to cut the lifeline of British shipping and win the war with one mighty blow How the Royal Navy
  • Title: Sink the Bismarck
  • Author: C.S. Forester
  • ISBN: 9780553133516
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sink the Bismarck By C.S. Forester
    Sink the Bismarck By C.S. Forester n 1941, Hitler s deadly Bismarck, the fastest battleship afloat, broke out into the Atlantic Its mission to cut the lifeline of British shipping and win the war with one mighty blow How the Royal Navy tried to meet this threat and its desperate attempt to bring the giant Bismarck to bay is the story C S Forester tells with mounting excitement and suspense.
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    About “C.S. Forester

    • C.S. Forester

      Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades His most notable works were the 11 book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen 1935 filmed in 1951 by John Huston His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.

    109 thoughts on “Sink the Bismarck

    • I ve blown through this in a couple of hours Nothing wrong with it, except it was over too soon.The opening paragraph is a bit over the top in its patriotic fervor, but I have to admit the subject renders itself to such a treatment When thousands of lives are lost at sea in a matter of minutes, and when 26 ships are sunk out of a convoy of 31, it makes the reader wonder what kind of courage and dedication it takes to set sail in the face of such odds This is a story of the most desperate chances [...]


    • I ve been familiar with the movie for years I expected the book to be similar However the book sticks to the facts of the actual search and battle and read like a documentary than like the movie Still, no one tells a sea story like C.S.Forester and one does get a feel for what a number of the participants must have felt This is a very quick read at 118 pages and is well worth the time However, one really should watch the movie as well There are whole characters and incidents and story lines th [...]


    • Before I read this book I had already seen a movie on the sinking of the Bismarck I think the book is great as a means to describe what happened between Germany and the British and what happened on board each ship On the other hand the movie did a much greater job of mapping everything out and showing the great size difference that the measurements in the book couldn t describe I would recomand this book to anyone interested in war stories as it deals a lot with strategy but includes a miracle a [...]


    • From The World War II story of the British Navy s effort to defeat Nazi Germany s most powerful warship.A fabulous movie based on this book Sink the Bismarck 1960 image error


    • Great historical book The hunt for the Bismarck is the topic of many books, movies and song One knows how it ends, but the speeches, political stances of the military, the interest in the hunt at that time and other occurances that are not discribed in most history books make it a very interesting read It is an easy read and worth the time.


    • In dealing with this short and immensely popular WWII book 1 , one is forced to confront the question of genre Is this book a history or is it a historical novella This is not as straightforward a question as one might imagine For one, the author purports to be writing a history of the sinking of the Bismarck, placing it in the context of a desperate hunt and the destruction of the Hood, but at the same time, the author notes that he creates speeches and assumes that his created speeches are clo [...]


    • It s surprisingly short and bland story from Forrester, who is usually fantastic The Good Shepherd is one of my favourite books Understandably a bit jingoistic, but also a bit silly in its interpretation of some of the real historic characters, along with some generic fictional characters, in order to try to humanise the story It would ve been much better with the fictionalised characters if they were fleshed out much than they ended up being Reads as part historical fiction part documentary, b [...]



    • The story of the Bismarck is epic in so many ways the might beautiful lines of the ship, the expectations of Admiral Lutjens and his crew, the precarious position Britain was in at that time as she still stood alone with the airborne invasion of Crete adding to the long list of woes, the chance siting of it off Malmo, the valiant shadowing by the Suffolk, the blowing up of the lovely Hood, the brand new Prince of Wales being mauled, the crippling of the most modern warship afloat by the Stringba [...]


    • It is a well told story, but I struggled with jumping from one to another every couple of pages Just as I was getting into one units version of the story, I was tossed into a different one.




    • This review appeared at wp p3fsue B4.Quick and to the point A review of Hunting the Bismarck by C.S.Forester.Mayflower, 1974 118 pages The Bismarck was one of a pair of battleships completed for the German navy, the Kriegsmarine, early in World War II, the other being the Tirpitz Often lauded as a fearsome ship, the Bismarck in fact showed signs of being derived from a World War I design in particular its disposition of armour was suited to dealing with shells than ordnance delivered by aircraf [...]


    • i decided to read this book because i am interested in events relating to WWII and Nazi Germanyis fits into the bingo board category of a book with themes related to those we ve studied in class in term three this is because it is about other famous ships sinking ie the Bismarck and HMS Hood this is interesting because it is also very similar to the titanic in the way that this book concentrates on events leading up to as well as the sinking of the ship, just like in the titanicis book is basica [...]


    • This is an approximation of what happened with the Bismarck The conversations and speeches are what the author imagines they would have been And the little disclaimer in the front says some of the characters never actually existed even if people very much like them did It s only a short story but Forester manages to pack it full of suspense and tension Even though the outcome is already known There is a lot of people looking at maps and pointing while saying THERE It is probably dramatic in the [...]


    • Sink the Bismarck is a historical narrative fiction book, much like Killer Angels by Jeff Shaara the storyline is based on historical fact, but uses fictional dialogue among the principal characters For the most part, Forester has done a good job presenting the heated chase of Germany s super battleship and the Royal Navy There is drama aplenty, and the action sequences are very well done The narration is, for the most part, lively and believable, although the Bismarck s commander sounds a bit t [...]


    • Not what I remembered I was obsessed with this book when I was in grade school in the early 80s I couldn t get enough of it, and the movie version back then Reading it now as a man in his mid 40s I was disappointed The writing is pretty terrible I realize that the author probably had very little real information to work with for the Bismarck side of the story but the dialog he created was a bit melodramatic I m still giving it three stars for the effort and ten fact that it was an important stor [...]


    • A short book, read it all in one sitting An exciting tale of the search for the Bismarck, with some attempt to humanize the story by adding in fictional personal experiences from the people involved, including Admiral Lutjens and Captain Lindemann who obviously could not be interviewed Includes several maps which are extremely helpful in picturing the area the search covered Fast paced and wholly satisfactory.


    • A fascinating read From what I understand this is a somewhat fictionalized retelling of the event, but it includes a good many facts, as well Forester didn t bog down readers with details, that s for certain If you are looking for a book regarding Bismarck and want but a light read this one is recommended.


    • This is listed a non fiction by the publisher but I consider it historical fiction since the author admits that even though the events are real, many of the characters and dialog are all made up An okay telling of the battle to sink the Bismarck Used for the movie, Sink the Bismarck which seems to stick closely to the book Made up characters and all.


    • AwesomeIt is very good and historically accurate Possibly the best book I have ever read I do think that lots of people should read this They think it might be cool and it teaches the reader something.


    • reads like a movie At first I thought it was a novelization of the film, but no, the book came first In fact it turns out that it was originally titled The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck It was only reprinted as Sink the Bismarck after the film was made.


    • Obviously not first published in 1920 A war A ship A movie a song Johnny Horton I think Good book and stiff upper lip movie The song s kind of wacky though Two other books by different authors with the same title weird Date read is a guess.


    • This is a story of the most desperate chances, of the loftiest patriotism and of the highest professional skills, of a gamble for the domination of the world in which human lives were the stakes on the green gaming table of the oceans.


    • A good story about the events known at that time and a good jumping off point for research My only problem with this copy of the book was the multiple typos Sometimes there were several on one small page.


    • A short delight read The author brings to life what those days were like on both sides The 1960 movie based on the book is nice as well.



    • One of the great WWII stories Forester wanted to add some drama to it bring it to life I think he added too much Nonetheless, it s a quick, fun read.




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