John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck by Richard Edwards

John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck

byRichard Edwards

Kobo ebook | June 17, 2013

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John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck tells the remarkable story of a Fleet Air Arm pilot and flying legend who, with a single torpedo strike, delivered from an obsolete biplane, in a force nine gale, in the middle of the Atlantic, brought about the sinking of Nazi Germany’s most powerful battleship, the Bismarck.

This short book gives the reader a concise and straightforward insight into the achievements of John Moffat and one of the Second World War’s most infamous sea battles, the Royal Navy’s frantic search and subsequent sinking of the Bismarck in May 1941.

John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck is the second chapter of British Flying Legends a new book by Richard Edwards and this particular chapter is around the length of a short story, approximately 35 printed pages.

In addition to exploring John Moffat’s early life and his role in the sinking of the Bismarck, this book also looks at the dramatic sinking of HMS Hood and the loss of over 1,400 of her crew during the short Battle of the Denmark Strait, the story of HMS Ark Royal and the aircraft that helped deliver the decisive torpedo attacks, including the out-dated Fairey Swordfish biplane.

The book is aimed at those looking for an immediate and uncomplicated account of a truly significant part of British wartime history. Other more in-depth titles are available for people who are interested in definitive or academic reading and you should consider those first if that’s what you’re looking for.

Further chapters from British Flying Legends will examine the lives and achievements of other aviation legends from the twentieth-century. Richard will release each chapter individually, as compendiums and, in time, as in a single volume, allowing the reader to pick the topics that they are interested in or to read the whole set.

To find out more about the British Flying Legends series visit Richard’s website and blog at



Richard Edwards lives in Sussex and writes both fiction and non-fiction, with a particular interest in military history, biography and adventure. He has published Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dambusters, the first chapter of British Flying Legends for Kobo, as well as The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service and Heroes and Landmarks of British Aviation, which are published by Pen and Sword Books (Aviation) in hardback and eBook.

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Title:John Moffat: Legend of the BismarckFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 17, 2013Publisher:rabbit & snailLanguage:English

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