London: Michael Joseph, 1959. [Second World War history] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x 13cm), pp.110. Publisher's blue cloth boards, illustrated dust-jacket by Kenneth Farnhill priced at 12s 6d. Some spotting to edges; very good, in similar jacket with a few small rubs and tears. Shows well. An attractive copy of Forester's suspenseful account of the famous naval operations which brought about the downfall of the Bismarck, Hitler's proudest, deadliest battleship, and the largest warship of the Kriegsmarine. This book was the basis for the acclaimed 1960 film 'Sink the Bismarck', for which Forester wrote the screenplay. Item #54248
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