Naval Intelligence, the Atlantic Campaign and the Sinking of the Bismarck: A Study in the Integration of Intelligence into the Conduct of Naval Warfare

@article{Steury1987NavalIT,
  title={Naval Intelligence, the Atlantic Campaign and the Sinking of the Bismarck: A Study in the Integration of Intelligence into the Conduct of Naval Warfare},
  author={Donald P. Steury},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={1987},
  volume={22},
  pages={209 - 233}
}
eight-month German surface-force campaign against Allied shipping in the Atlantic. In determining the outcome of the 'Bismarck episode', and thus of the German Atlantic campaign, naval intelligence was to play a central role. Although chance and the determination of the Royal Navy were both to influence the course of events, by and large the sinking of the Bismarck was a product of a German command and intelligence failure, one which contrasts starkly with the British success. 
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