May 27 - 1941 - The Sinking of the Bismarck
The Bismarck was supposed to be the most fearsome battleship that ever existed. Instead, the pride of the Nazi Kriegsmarine was sunk on its very first deployment. The Bismarck was a classic case of military thought being well behind military technology. The reasons the Bismarck went to the bottom of the sea, and what it meant for naval warfare are explored in this episode.