MESSAGES AND TELEGRAMS
Message sent by Adolf Hitler at 0153 hours on 27 May 1941, in reply to Admiral Lutjens' signal. It reads: "To the Fleet Commander: I thank you in the name of the whole German nation. Adolf Hitler. To the ship's company of battleship Bismarck: The whole of Germany is with you. Everything possible is being done. Your devotion to duty will strengthen our people in its battle for existence. Adolf Hitler."
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