Aviation and Civilian Personnel
Fleet Staff, Fleet Observer Group, Prize Crews and Combat Correspondents
As the first book in the series "Battleship Bismarck - The True Face of a Ship" our Volume 3 was published in 2011, which dealt with the engineering personal, the additional staff with the on-board pilots and civilian employees as well as the special groups (Fleet Staff, Fleet observer Group, prize crews and war correspondents), who embarked on the Bismarck especially for the "Rheinübung" operation. Volume 3, which is available in a hardcover book for € 34.90, has 436 pages. It contains the stories of 114 crew members from the battleship Bismarck from the aforementioned departments. We tell, for example, the story of the Stoker 2nd Class Herbert Engmann from Hamburg St.-Pauli, who survived the sinking of the Karlsruhe, was assigned on the Bismarck and reassigned shortly before leaving port and thus survived, that of the commander Paul Ascher, who was the first admiral staff officer in the fleet staff served faithfully and even fled from the South American internment after the sinking of the Admiral Graf Spee, although he had to fear for his life in Germany as a so-called "half-Jew", or that of the young Stoker 3rd Class Richard Rebhan from Lindenau, who actually wanted to join the merchant marine and was just 17 years old when he died in the sinking.
The book is available (in german language only) from bookstores under ISBN 978-3-8448-0179-8, or directly from our website.
- Volume 1.1: € 29.50
- Volume 1.2: € 33.50
- Volume 1.3: € 33.50
- Volume 2: € 32.50
- Volume 3: € 34.90
- Crewlist: € 26.50
All prices exclude packaging and postage
per book € 3.50 within Germany, abroad: € 11.00 (may differ)
Terms and Conditions
Delivery inside Germany via German Post. Normally delivery is within 3 - 5 working days if the book is on stock. If the book must first be printed, delivery can be approximately 2 – 3 weeks. Payments for the book plus shipping costs are to be transferred to the bank account listed in the order confirmation.
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