Its one of the great British triumps of WW2, but did the German crew attempt to surrender ?
The son of one of the sailors who witnessed the ship's demise, Tommy Byers, claimed to his dying day that the German crew of the Bismarck has tried desperately to communicate a message of surrender. Hoisting a black flag, sending a morse code message and even resorting to a man waving with semaphore flags the attempts at surrender by the Germans were seeminly ignored as the ship was destroyed within the space of two hours.
"With her steering jammed and her speed slashed by torpedo attacks, the Bismarck and her crew of 2,200 were a sitting duck for the Royal Navy."
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Source: Daily Mail
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