The Myth and Reality of Battleship Bismarck

The Myth and Reality of Battleship Bismarck The myth of the German 1940’s Battleship Bismarck has been romanticized by both historians and entertainers in the past century. Indeed, the battleship’s fame and eventual doom glorified it as a tragic hero. However, this perception has overshadowed its innate inferiority to its contemporary opponents, and Rebellion Research […]

Was Bismarck A Failure?

Why did Germany’s epic battleship Bismarck fail so quickly? Was it inevitable that such a creation would be an immediate lightning rod for all of the Allied forces? “The study of past sea battles, tactical employments, and ship design are relevant today as we consider a return to the great power competition similar to the […]

Germany’s Vanished Aircraft Carrier : German Aircraft Carrier Graf Zeppelin

The Never Completed German Aircraft Carrier Graf Zeppelin On December 8, 1938, the German navy launched its first aircraft carrier, Graf Zeppelin, in Kiel. By the end of 1939 the ship was 85% complete, but due to the invasion of Norway and subsequent shortages of material, as well as constantly changing requirements and specifications, she […]