Telegram announcing the momentous sinking of the feared German battleship Bismarck

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A telegram announcing the momentous sinking of the feared German battleship Bismarck has emerged 80 years to the day it was lost. <br />
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The message was issued from the commander of HMS Dorsetshire minutes after the 42-ton vessel was destroyed on May 27, 1941.<br />
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The one page typed telegram proclaims: "I torpedoed Bismarck both sides before she sank stop she had ceased firing but her colours were still flying = 1107."