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Today in World War II History—May 24, 1941

Bismarck firing on Hood and Prince of Wales, Battle of Denmark Strait, 24 May 1941 (US Naval History and Heritage Command: NH 69730)

Bismarck firing on Hood and Prince of Wales, Battle of Denmark Strait, 24 May 1941 (US Naval History and Heritage Command: NH 69730)

80 Years Ago—May 24, 1941: British battlecruiser HMS Hood is sunk by German battleship Bismarck and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen in the Denmark Strait—only 3 survive out of a crew of 1418.