Today, May 27th, 2011, marks the 70th anniversary of the sinking of one of Germany's most powerful weapons of war, the naval battleship, the SS Bismarck by the British Navy in the Atlantic Ocean. There have been many books written about that sinking, and even a war movie "Sink The Bismarck" which tells the story of the attack and sinking of this mighty battleship from the British perspective. We have always been led to believe that the Bismarck was sunk by gunfire and torpedoes from British battleships and cruisers, and that the ship went down with few survivors....
But again, it appears that true history is quite different from the so called "Historical Records" that we have been subjugated and brainwashed with for decades. I want to present the following article, from the British online news service: Mail Online, at www.dailymail.co.uk, entitled: "Should We Have Sunk The Bismarck? Tormented Sailor Reveals How Germans Tried To Surrender Before Ship Was Destroyed Costing 2000 Lives", and the findings revealed here are both startling and disturbing. Here is that article:
Should we have sunk the Bismarck? Tormented sailor reveals how Germans tried to surrender before ship was destroyed costing 2,000 lives
WHY WE COULDN'T ACCEPT THE SURRENDER
According to Navy accounts, the Bismarck never stopped returning fire, so they were faced with little choice but to destroy it.
Terry Charman, senior historian at the Imperial War Museum, said: 'The Bismarck's admiral was a fairly fanatical believer in Hitler and the telegrams he sent were along the lines of "we will fight to the end".
'It would have been very dangerous to take the surrender.
'HMS Devonshire picked up 200 survivors but had to leave a lot of men behind because there was U-boat activity in the area.'
NTS Notes: I wish to thank commentator "Little Bo Peep" for bringing this startling and very disturbing article to my attention, so that I can share it with all of my readers.
This article brings forward a very disturbing aspect to the sinking of the Bismarck indeed. Even in a time of war, there are rules of war that are followed, and one rule is that surrendering soldiers, sailors, and airmen, are allowed to surrender to their attackers, and are allowed to be taken as prisoners of war. These rules are part of the original Geneva Convention on Rules of War, and have always had to be upheld.... To violate these rules is considered as a war crime!
I will state the obvious that is missing here... If what is stated here is true, then what the British did by not allowing the German sailors on the battleship Bismarck to surrender is a serious war crime, and outright murder! Even after 70 years these allegations are very serious and should be investigated further. But again, history, especially in a time of war, is written by the victors, and there probably will be no justice for the victims of this atrocity.
Again, readers, it does appear that our so called "written" history, especially when it comes to war, is not as it seems....
More to come