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The Resource Killing the Bismarck : destroying the pride of Hitler's fleet, Iain Ballantyne, (sound recording book on CD)

Killing the Bismarck : destroying the pride of Hitler's fleet, Iain Ballantyne, (sound recording book on CD)

Label
Killing the Bismarck : destroying the pride of Hitler's fleet
Title
Killing the Bismarck
Title remainder
destroying the pride of Hitler's fleet
Statement of responsibility
Iain Ballantyne
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck, accompanied by heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, broke out into the Atlantic to attack Allied shipping. The Royal Navy's pursuit and subsequent destruction of the Bismarck was an epic of naval warfare. In this new account of those dramatic events at the height of the Second World War, Iain Ballantyne draws extensively on the graphic eye-witness testimony of veterans to construct a thrilling story, mainly from the point of view of the British battleships, cruisers, and destroyers involved.He describes the tense atmosphere as cruisers play a lethal cat-and-mouse game as they shadow Bismarck in the icy Denmark Strait. We witness the shocking destruction of the British battle cruiser HMS Hood, in which all but three of her ship's complement were killed, an event that fueled pursuing Royal Navy warships, including the battered battleship Prince of Wales, with a thirst for revenge. While Swordfish torpedo-bombers try desperately to cripple the Bismarck, we sail in destroyers on their own daring torpedo attacks, battling mountainous seas. Finally, the author takes us into the last showdown, as battleships Rodney and King George V, supported by cruisers Norfolk and Dorsetshire, destroy the pride of Hitler's fleet.This vivid, superbly researched account portrays this epic saga through the eyes of so-called "ordinary sailors" caught up in extraordinary events. Killing the Bismarck is an outstanding book, conveying the horror and majesty of war at sea in all its cold brutality and awesome power
Cataloging source
BLACP
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1963-
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Ballantyne, Iain
Dewey number
940.545941
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
D772.B5
LC item number
B29 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Traber Burns
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Burns, Traber
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  • Bismarck (Battleship)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Killing the Bismarck : destroying the pride of Hitler's fleet, Iain Ballantyne, (sound recording book on CD)
Instantiates
Publication
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470813352
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781470813352
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781470813352
Publisher number
ZEc5cg
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 3073416
  • (OCoLC)965918383
  • (OCoLC)ocn965918383
  • 3033878
  • 3073416
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Killing the Bismarck : destroying the pride of Hitler's fleet, Iain Ballantyne, (sound recording book on CD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470813352
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781470813352
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781470813352
Publisher number
ZEc5cg
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 3073416
  • (OCoLC)965918383
  • (OCoLC)ocn965918383
  • 3033878
  • 3073416
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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