Battleship Bismarck versus the Royal Navy: a sea combat epic
‘Are you ready to engage?’
Admiral Sir John Tovey, signalling from HMS King George V to HMS Rodney as the Royal Navy battleships move in to attack Bismarck, 27 May 1941
After a bloody chase lasting more than 1,700 miles, Britain’s Home Fleet is finally closing in on the world’s most powerful battleship. There will be a fight to the finish, between more than 5,000 men of the Royal Navy and 2,365 servicemen of the Kriegsmarine.