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Colin and Rose
JANUARY SPECIAL OFFER
SPITFIRE Mark 1 P9374
Signed in the book by following Battle of Britain pilots:
Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC AE,
Squadron Leader Nigel Rose AE.
£20 + £4 postage and packing (pay pal or bacs payment only)
Sighting the Bismarck
In the early hours of May 24, 1941, as the mighty Gerrnan ships Bismarck and Prinz Eugen slipped through the Denmark Strait, they were dramatically intercepted by the Royal Naval battleships Hood and Prince of Wales. Within six minutes of the first salvo being fired, the Hood, pride of the Royal Navy, was blown out of the water in one of the most gigantic explosions ever witnessed at sea.
Bismarck's fourth salvo landed a shell forward of the Hood's after turrets, piercing her deck, exploding the 4-inch magazine. Simultaneously this detonated the adjacent 15-inch magazine, and in one mighty eruption the battleship broke in two. Within seconds she was gone. Of the ship's company of 1400 officers and sailors only three survived.
Outraged at the grievous loss Winston Churchill signalled the Admiralty just three words: "Sink the Bismarck!" Thus began one of the epic sea chases in the history of naval warfare.
Damaged by shells from Prince of Wales's 14-inch guns, and losing fuel oil, Admiral Lutjens broke off the engagement and steamed Bismarck towards the anonymity of the North Atlantic. Evading the British warships for 32 hours he had hopes of reaching the safety of Brest, but when spotted by a lone Catalina of 209 Squadron RAF Coastal Command, Lutjens knew it was the beginning of the end for the mighty German warship.
When attacked by Swordfish from Ark Royal, her rudder was jammed and Bismarck's fate was sealed. As she limped haphazardly through the waves trailing oil, the Home Fleet closed in for the final encounter. Overwhelmed by British gums and torpedoes, Bismarck's crew fought a gallant last battle, but the odds were too great. Watching Bismarck's final moments from King George V's bridge, Admiral Tovey said: "She put up a noble fight against impossible odds, worthy of the old days of the Imperial German Navy."
Robert Taylor, master-painter of sea and sky, portrays the Bismarck at the fateful moment she was located by RAF Coastal Command. Greeted by a defiant barrage of fire from Bismarsk's anti-aircraft guns, the Catalina veers away, but already the radio operator has transmitted her position. Like the Hood just two days earlier, the pride of Hitler's Kriegsmarine was by now, destined for the deep.
Signed by FOUR of the small band of only 110 crew members who survived the sinking of the Bismarck.
Obergefreiter Johannes Zimmermann
Kapitanleutnant Karl-August Landfernmann
Obergefreiter Hans Hellwig
Matrose II Josef Statz
£200.00 + postage and packing
SHADOW OF THE MOON
By the summer of 1943, the Allied bombing offensive against Germany was gearing up for a combined 24-hour operation; the British by night and the Americans by day. The recent British introduction of “window” (small strips of aluminum cut to reflect the radio waves of the German radar and dropped during these missions) effectively blinded the Germans in directing their night fighters to intercept the British bomber stream. Around this time, Major Hajo Herrmann, an accomplished bomber pilot with nearly 70,000 tons of enemy shipping to his credit, came up with the concept of sending single seat fighters which were used during the day to also be used to intercept British bombers at night. Flying above the bomber stream, the German pilots would be able to see the bombers silhouetted by the glare of the probing searchlights of the defenses below or by the glow of the full moon above. Recruiting expert pilots with night flying experience, these flyers formed the nucleus of a test unit known as JG300. Their tactics became known as the “Wilde-Sau” (Wild Boar) and like the ferocious beasts for which they were named, they soon struck fear into the Allied bomber crews they encountered. Depicting the FW-190A-6 of one of Germany’s leading night fighter pilots with 23 kills, Friedrich Karl Muller’s “Green 3”, aviation artist Brian Bateman captures the deceptive tranquility of the night sky as Muller gently banks high over Berlin among contrails of enemy aircraft, looking for yet another victim of the “Wilde-Sau.”
250 signed and numbered by Hajo Herrmann
£95 + postage and packing
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