GERMAN BATTLESHIP “BISMARCK” IS SUNK!
Taunton Daily Gazette
May 27, 1941
The mighty German battleship “Bismarck” is located and sent to the bottom of the Atlantic after an intensive 3-day hunt by British Naval vessels. A torpedo from a seaplane disabled “Bismarck’s” rudder causing the great ship to turn in a continuous circle sealing her doom in the face of overwhelming odds. A HUGE banner headline screams: “BRITISH SINK BISMARCK.” This superb newspaper carries a full report of the action and a fabulous photograph of the 35,000-ton German behemoth. The last message from the crippled battleship as reported by Berlin radio was, “Ship out of control. Will fight to the last shell. Long live the Fuehrer!”
Just three days earlier, the “Bismarck” blew up the HMS “Hood,” the largest battleship in the world at 42,000 tons, with just one shot from her 14-inch guns (hit the magazine). Understandably, the English wanted immediate revenge….and got it!
Here is the complete newspaper as published in 1941–14 pages in all, and just begging to be framed as an amazing conversation piece. Believe me, this one will literally “jump off your wall!”