The Bismarck 21 May 1941
As Me109s from 3./JG77, and Me110s from ZG76, provide aerial cover, the pride of the Kriegsmarine – the battleship Bismarck – together with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, destroyers Z10 Hans Lody (left) and Z16 Friedrich Eckholdt (right), and a supporting escort fleet break out from Norwegian waters into the open sea on the evening of 21 May 1941. Heading for the rich pickings of the North Atlantic convoy routes, her ill-fated voyage would last only a few days. After a shattering victory over HMS Hood, Bismark was caught and sunk by the Royal Navy’s Home Fleet a few days later on 27 May 1941.
Available individually or as a matching numbered pair with EISMEER PATROL as part of The Kriegsmarine Portfolio featuring two of the most legendary German battleships of World War II.
Each print in all of the editions has been hand numbered and personally signed by the artist as well as a very distinguished pilot who flew escort missions to the Bismarck in Norway with ZG76.
Hauptmann KARL-FRITZ SCHLOSSSTEIN GCIG
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