For those interested, this is a remarkable account of the battle between the Bismarck and the British fleet - a critical event in 1941. The description is incredibly precise, and it is interesting to see how the language of the book is shaped by the period, but also by the uncertainty of war, communications and tactics at the time. Really fascinating read.
I found the book awesome. Described in factual detail no only locating, pursuit and eventual sinking of the Bismark, but also the logic and processes behind all the decisions made to achieve this end. As an added facet of the book, it also dipped into the personalities of the senior commanders involved, how the Royal Navy actually works and the sacrifices of quite a few of the men on the "pointy end" of the battle.
The book is a very thorough look into the lives, thought processes and judgement of real time war at sea. Of course it will never be the same again with all the modern war machinery and electronics but the Bismark story is fascinating.