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Material concerning the operational history of the battleship Bismarck.

  • The Anglo-German Naval Agreement, June 1935.
  • Grossadmiral Raeder at the Nuremberg trials (excerpts on warship displacement).

  • Adolf Hitlers Rede beim Stapellauf des Schlachtschiffes Bismarck am 14. Februar 1939.

  • Operational directive of the Seekriegsleitung: Directives for Future Operations by Surface Forces.
  • Operative Weisung für Flottenkommando zum Einsatz des Schlachtschiffes Bismarck und des Kreuzers Prinz Eugen im Atlantik.
  • Ausmarsch Bismarck und Prinz Eugen in den Atlantik.
  • Operationsbefehl des Flottenchefs für die Atlantikoperation mit Bismarck und Prinz Eugen.
  • General Orders for the Atlantic Operation.
  • Marsch durch den Grossen Belt, das Kattegat und Skagerrak.

  • Vergleich zwischen Richelieu und Bismarck
  • Kriegsbereitschaft und Zeiteinteilung der Seestreitkräfte. Angaben vom 7.4.41.

  • War Diary of the battleship Bismarck. 24 Aug 1940 - 27 May 1941. Download for free or .
  • War Diary of Admiral Lütjens. 23 March - 15 May 1941. Download for free
  • War Diary of the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen. 18 May 1941 - 01 Jun 1941. Download for free or .

  • Das Gefecht in der Dänemarkstraße. Artilleriegefechtsbericht "Prinz Eugen" B.Nr. G 2243 vom 12.7.1941.
  • Medical report of cruiser Prinz Eugen from 18 May to 01 June 1941.
  • Position Statement of Vizeadmiral Schmundt, regarding the War Diary of the cruiser Prinz Eugen.
  • Cruiser Prinz Eugen torpedo related matters regarding the naval engagement on 24 May 1941.
  • Nichteinsatz der Torpedowaffe des Kreuzers Prinz Eugen im Seegefecht bei Grönland.

  • Report of Admiral Raeder to Hitler on 6 June 1941 at the Berghof.
  • Erfahrungsbericht der Bord-B-Dienstgruppe Prinz Eugen.
  • British messages deciphered by the German intelligence 23-27 May 1941.
  • Feindliche Ortung. Funkspruch des Flottenchefs.

  • Ballistic performance of German 38cm projectiles.
  • Bismarck artillery testing report (AVKS-700).

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  • War Diary of U-556. 26-27 May 1941.
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  • Sachsenwald report regarding Bismarck rescue mission.
  • Debriefing reports from the five Bismarck survivors rescued by German ships.

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  • Die Atlantikunternehmung der Kampfgruppe Bismarck-Prinz Eugen (G.Kdos.24/3 M.DV. Nr. 601).

  • Kampfgruppe Bismarck im Gefecht, von Korvettenkapitän d. R. Fritz Otto Busch
  • Die Vernichtung des Hood / The Annihilation of the Hood, by Leutnant (S) J.C. Schmitz
  • Dem Gedächtnis der Männer des Schlachtschiffes „Bismarck“, Nauticus 1942.
  • The Last Hours of the Bismarck, by Kapitänleutnant (Ing.) Gerhard Junack.
  • Schlachtschiff Bismarck und Seemannschaft, by retired Kapitän zur See Alfred Schulze-Hinrichs.
  • An Interview with Bismarck Survivor Bruno Rzonca.
  • Captain Ernst Lindemann Speech. 24 August 1940.

  • Prinz Eugen im ersten Gefecht, by Fritz Otto Busch.

  • Sinking of the German Battleship Bismarck on 27 May, 1941. Supplement to The London Gazette, 14 October 1947.
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    —> Vice-Admiral Somerville's Dispatch.
    —> Coastal Command Operations in Connection with the Bismarck and Prinz Eugen, 21st-27th May, 1941.

  • Admiralty War Diary, 22-28 May 1941..

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  • Catalina aircraft reports, 26 May 1941.
  • HMS Rodney Preliminary Gunnery Report of Action, 27 May 1941.
  • Ensign Leonard B. Smith Report.
  • Report of Lt.Cdr. Hugh Guernsey concerning the final battle with Bismarck.
  • Official Communiqués from the British Admiralty concerning the Bismarck chase.
  • It's the Bismarck!. Coastal Command (H.M.S.O. 1942).

  • Letter from British Veteran Andrew Brown
  • H.M.S Suffolk Logbook.
  • ADM 267/137 Interrogation Reports of Bismarck Survivors.
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  • Inclining tests (Krängungsversuch). (0.30 MB). ZIP file.
  • Printing press (newspapers, magazines etc).
  • Official letter to Mrs. Scharhag

    Material concerning the operational history of the battleship Tirpitz.

  • The Attack on the Tirpitz by Midget Submarines on 22nd September, 1943. Supplement to The London Gazette.
  • Technical Report No. 222-45. Loss of the German battleship Tirpitz on 12 November 1944.

  • War Diary of the battleship Tirpitz. 14-31 January 1942.
  • War Diary of the battleship Tirpitz. 1-15 February 1942.
  • War Diary of the battleship Tirpitz. 16-28 February 1942.
  • War Diary of the battleship Tirpitz. 1-15 March 1942 (Operation against convoy QP8).
  • War Diary of the battleship Tirpitz. 16-31 March 1942.


    Technical Report No. 372-45. German Fire Effect Tables.

    • Awa A IA 100/40 g.Kdos Documentation and Guidelines for the Determination of the Main Battle Distances and the Choice of Projectiles:
      • Booklet a. Text Volume.
      • Booklet b. Penetration data of foreign battleships.
      • Booklet c. Penetration data of foreign cruisers.
      • Booklet d. Own penetration data for light cruisers and examples.
      • Booklet e. Own penetration data for heavy cruisers and examples.
      • Booklet f. Own penetration data for armoured cruisers and examples.
      • Booklet g. Own penetration data for battleships Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and examples.
      • Booklet h. Own penetration data for battleships Bismarck, Tirpitz and examples.

  • Führer Conferences on Matters Dealing with the German Navy, September 1939 to April 1945..


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