The German ‘H-39’ Class Battleship

When the ‘Z-Plan’ was authorised by Adolf Hitler on 18 January 1939 for the upgrade of the German Navy on the basis that World War II would not be triggered until 1942, its heavyweight core was six ‘H’ class battleships. In its initial form, the new type of battleship was to be of the ‘H-39’ …

Operation ‘Rheinübung’ – a German naval foray into the North Atlantic and the loss of the battleship Bismarck

An account of the Operation Rheinübung, the German sortie into the north Atlantic during WWII, and the sinking of the battleship Bismarck.