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Material concerning the operational history of the battleship Bismarck.

  • An Interview with Bismarck Survivor Bruno Rzonca.
  • Seekriegsleitung operation order (B. Nr. 1. Skl. I Op. 410/41 Gkdos Chefs).
  • Captain Ernst Lindemann Speech. 24 August 1940.
  • Messages and telegrams.
  • Debriefing reports from survivors (Schlachtschiff "Bismarck" Bericht von Überlebenden).
  • War Diary of the battleship Bismarck. 24 Aug 1940 - 27 May 1941. Download for free or BUY BOOK HERE.
  • 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 BUY BOOK HERE.
  • U-556's War Diary. 26-27 May 1941.
  • Sachsenwald report regarding Bismarck rescue mission.
  • Operative final observation (G.Kdos.24/3 MDV No.601).
  • AVKS Tests aboard the Battleship Bismarck.

  • ADM234/509 Sinking of the Bismarck, 27th May, 1941: Official Dispatches.
  • ADM 116/4351 Loss of HMS Hood in action with battleship Bismarck: Boards of Inquiry.
  • ADM 116/4352 Loss of HMS Hood in action with battleship Bismarck: Boards of Inquiry.
  • 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.

  • Letter from British Veteran Andrew Brown
  • H.M.S Suffolk Logbook.
  • ADM 267/137 Interrogation Reports of Bismarck Survivors.

  • 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.

  • Technical Report No. 225-45. 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.


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