Battleship Bismarck: A Survivor's Story by Baron Burkard Von Mullenheim-Rechberg, Jack Sweetman

By Baron Burkard Von Mullenheim-Rechberg, Jack Sweetman

This ebook chronicles the fast existence and violent finish of the good German capitol send Bismarck.

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Individually to oppose the bans of ruffians in the streets, especially in view of the passivity of the police—obviously on orders—what a hopeless thought. That would lead only to one’s own obliteration without doing any good for anyone and thus would be senseless. Besides, I did not have enough blind heroism for that. To be sure, I felt my toleration of these visible wrongs to be a humiliating civic failure, a growth of complicity to have unresistingly accepted another act by Hitler injurious to the interests of our nation and the German reputation in the world—but in this advanced phase of the consolidation of state terror an individual could not accomplish anything.

Which was little surprise to me and also his treaty of non-aggression with Poland. So the decks are cleared. I do not think there is any doubt that he intends to settle the [Polish] corridor question in the very near future. . H. and would, I believe, be ready even to the extent of going to war to put an end to a situation which is altogether intolerable. The Germans have their two motorized divisions close to the Polish frontier. In Great Britain, the cancellation of the naval treaty was seen as the prelude to an unrestrained expansion of the German fleet; while that of the pact with Poland appeared to augur another dangerous political adventure.

This 1990 edition is a translation of a new and expanded edition first published in German in 1987 by Verlag Ullstein. First Bluejacket Books printing, 2002 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Müllenheim-Rechberg, Burkard, Freiherr von, 1910– [Schlachtschiff Bismarck. English] Battleship Bismarck: a survivor’s story / by Baron Burkard von Müllenheim-Rechberg; translated by Jack Sweetman. p. cm. – (Bluejacket books) Originally published: Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1980.

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