Books: The Big Chase

THE BISMARCK EPISODE (219 pp.)—Captain Russell Grenfell — Macmillan ($3).

It was the Bismarck, all right. There, in Grimstad Fiord on the Norwegian coast, lay the new Nazi 50,000-ton battle-wagon—bigger and tougher than any British battleship afloat. The British Admiralty had been worrying about the German giant for months; now that she had slipped away from her Baltic anchorage, the Home Fleet would have a crack at her at last. When Flying Officer Suckling photographed the Bismarck from his Spitfire on a May afternoon in 1941, he touched off the greatest sea hunt...

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