Warning: Declaration of P_Photocrati_NextGen::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Product::define($id = 'pope-produ...', $name = 'Pope Produ...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/product.photocrati_nextgen.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Fs::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/module.fs.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Router::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/router/module.router.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_I18N::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/i18n/module.i18n.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Validation::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/validation/module.validation.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_WordPress_Routing::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/wordpress_routing/module.wordpress_routing.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Security::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/security/module.security.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Lzw::define($context = false) should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/lzw/module.lzw.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_Settings::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_settings/module.nextgen_settings.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_MVC::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/mvc/module.mvc.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Ajax::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ajax/module.ajax.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Dynamic_Stylesheet::define($context = false) should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/dynamic_stylesheet/module.dynamic_stylesheet.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Frame_Communication::define($context = false) should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/frame_communication/module.frame_communication.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_DataMapper::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/datamapper/module.datamapper.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NggLegacy::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/module.ngglegacy.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_Data::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_data/module.nextgen_data.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Dynamic_Thumbnails::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/dynamic_thumbnails/module.dynamic_thumbnails.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_Admin::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_admin/module.nextgen_admin.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_AddGallery_Page::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_addgallery_page/module.nextgen_addgallery_page.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_Pagination::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_pagination/module.nextgen_pagination.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Gallery_Display::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_gallery_display/module.nextgen_gallery_display.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Attach_To_Post::define($context = false) should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/attach_to_post/module.attach_to_post.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_Other_Options::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_other_options/module.nextgen_other_options.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_Pro_Upgrade::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_pro_upgrade/module.nextgen_pro_upgrade.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_MediaRss::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/mediarss/module.mediarss.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Cache::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/cache/module.cache.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Lightbox::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/lightbox/module.lightbox.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_Basic_Album::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_album/module.nextgen_basic_album.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of C_NextGen_Basic_Album_Installer::install() should be compatible with C_Gallery_Display_Installer::install($reset = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_album/class.nextgen_basic_album_installer.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_Basic_Templates::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_templates/module.nextgen_basic_templates.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_Basic_Gallery::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_gallery/module.nextgen_basic_gallery.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of C_NextGen_Basic_Gallery_Installer::install() should be compatible with C_Gallery_Display_Installer::install($reset = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_gallery/class.nextgen_basic_gallery_installer.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_Basic_ImageBrowser::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_imagebrowser/module.nextgen_basic_imagebrowser.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of C_NextGen_Basic_ImageBrowser_Installer::install() should be compatible with C_Gallery_Display_Installer::install($reset = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_imagebrowser/class.nextgen_basic_imagebrowser_installer.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_Basic_Singlepic::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_singlepic/module.nextgen_basic_singlepic.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of C_NextGen_Basic_SinglePic_Installer::install() should be compatible with C_Gallery_Display_Installer::install($reset = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_singlepic/class.nextgen_basic_singlepic_installer.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_Basic_Tagcloud::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_tagcloud/module.nextgen_basic_tagcloud.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of C_NextGen_Basic_Tagcloud_Installer::install() should be compatible with C_Gallery_Display_Installer::install($reset = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_tagcloud/class.nextgen_basic_tagcloud_installer.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Widget::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/widget/module.widget.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_Third_Party_Compat::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/third_party_compat/module.third_party_compat.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of M_NextGen_XmlRpc::define() should be compatible with C_Base_Module::define($id = 'pope-modul...', $name = 'Pope Modul...', $description = '', $version = '', $uri = '', $author = '', $author_uri = '', $context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_xmlrpc/module.nextgen_xmlrpc.php on line 0

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Warning: Declaration of C_MVC_View::initialize($template, $params = Array, $engine = 'php', $context = false) should be compatible with C_Component::initialize() in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/mvc/class.mvc_view.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of C_DataMapper_Driver_Base::define($object_name, $context = false) should be compatible with C_Component::define($context = false) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/datamapper/class.datamapper_driver_base.php on line 0

Warning: Declaration of C_DataMapper_Model::__set($property_name, $value) should be compatible with & ExtensibleObject::__set($property, $value) in /home/mikeross/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/datamapper/class.datamapper_model.php on line 0

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May 1941
The pilots of fifteen canvas covered biplanes struggle to hold their Swordfish aircraft steady as they head straight toward the German battleship Bismarck. Two days previously Bismarck, the most powerful warship in service anywhere in the world had destroyed HMS Hood and damaged the battleship Prince of Wales, dealing two devastating blows to the Royal Navy.

The mighty Bismarck fired a lethal barrage of shells and machine gun fire at these approaching aircraft. The crews in their open cockpits were totally vulnerable. They heard the crack of exploding shells, the smell of cordite filed their nostrils. They flew on aiming their torpedoes. If they failed now, Bismarck would escape to safety, and a strategic and political defeat fro Britain would echo around the world.

Each torpedo dropped, and the pilots pulled their aircraft away. They flew as low and as fast as they could, desperate to escape the storm of gunfire that poured from the guns of the giant ship. Utterly exhausted they landed on the pitching and heaving flight deck of HMS Ark Royal, their carrier. They had no idea of the success of the mission, until, almost at midnight, word came down from the bridge that the Bismarck appeared damaged! She could no longer hold her course, and was steaming in a wide circle that would take her back to the guns of the pursuing Home Fleet. The next morning the Swordfish flew once more over the Bismarck, but this time the giant warship was a blackened and smoking hulk, slowly capsizing, all its guns silent and her crew dead or close to it.

I Sank The Bismarck is the story of John Moffat, the youngest pilot in 818 Squadron who took part in that valiant attack that crippled the Bismarck and sealed her fate. I co wrote the book with John, spending days with him at his house in Scotland, and utilising the other interviews that I had recorded for several Television documentaries.

The book is an informative account of life as a pilot in the wartime Fleet Air Arm, and, as well as the astounding first hand description of the attack on the Bismarck, follows John onto HMS Formidable and its cruises in the Indian Ocean, and the attack on Madagascar. I also got John to talk about his early life, growing up in Kelso in the Scottish borders, developing a love of horse riding and fishing, playing rugby, and being inspired to fly by a joyride in an old First World War fighter. He describes his struggle to earn a living in the depression and why he joined the Naval Air Service in 1938 to escape a series of dead end jobs. I Sank the Bismarck is a gripping, sometimes very funny account of a young lad trying to make his way in wartime, taking part in one of the most famous action of the war.

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