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A smoke cloud hanging over HMS Hood immediately after an explosion, Battle of Denmark Strait, 24 May 1941Hood exploding at Denmark Strait, seen from Prinz Eugen, 24 May 1941
A smoke cloud hanging over HMS Hood immediately after an explosion, Battle of Denmark Strait, 24 May 1941Hood exploding at Denmark Strait, seen from Prinz Eugen, 24 May 1941
Painting by J. C. Schmitz-Westerholt depicting HoodSmoke from Prince of Wales and Hood, seen from Prinz Eugen, 24 May 1941, photo 1 of 2
Painting by J. C. Schmitz-Westerholt depicting Hood's loss on 24 May 1941; Prince of Wales is in the foregroundSmoke from Prince of Wales and Hood, seen from Prinz Eugen, 24 May 1941, photo 1 of 2
Smoke from Prince of Wales and Hood, seen from Prinz Eugen, 24 May 1941, photo 2 of 2Sketch of the explosion on Hood by Royal Navy Captain J. C. Leach for the 2nd Board of Enquiry, 1941
Smoke from Prince of Wales and Hood, seen from Prinz Eugen, 24 May 1941, photo 2 of 2Sketch of the explosion on Hood by Royal Navy Captain J. C. Leach for the 2nd Board of Enquiry, 1941


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