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THE KILL: Bismarck,
Hitler's pride, goes
up in flames -
then down in pieces


Daily Express No. 12,797 Front page
LAST PHASE, FIRST PICTURE.
. . . Four minutes later the Bismarck
heeled over, showed her keel above
a wild sea, cracked in two - and sank.
She had been finally despatched
by torpedoes from the Dorsetshire.
. . . "So great was the punishment she
took," said a British naval man who
was in the action, "that her tonnage
must have been nearer 50,000 than
her listed 35,000."



Article from the
Daily Express
No. 12,797
of May 31, 1941
Back page.
Prinz Eugen
still at large

The Navy and R.A.F. are still searching for the 10,000-ton Prinz Eugene, consort of the Bismarck. Although it is a week since she was seen, they have not abandoned hope of dealing with her. She may be lying low in far northern waters. She may have swung far into the Atlantic.



Article from the
Daily Express
No. 12,797
of May 31, 1941
Back page.
Prisoners put
ashore
Soldiers give two of them
a pick-a-back

Twenty-three of the Bismarck's crew have been landed at a British port. Two, injured, were put into an ambulance with a British sailor. Soldiers on guard handed their rifles to mates, and each hoisted a wounded German on his back and carried him to the car. The prisoners were mostly young. They were pale, cheerless, scantily clad. Some were in oilskings, others wore only blue trousers and white singlets. Some were without shoes others wore sandals.



Article from the
Daily Express
No. 12,797
of May 31, 1941
Back page.
Warships back at Gib.
Express Radio Station

A British naval squadron which took part in the engagement with the Bismarck has returned to Gibraltar, says a message from la Linea, Spain, quoted by Moscow Radio. The battle-cruiser Renown, the cruiser Sheffield and teh aircraft carrier Ark Royal are among the ships which dropped anchor, the message adds.


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