Dr. John Foster revisits one of the most harrowing and crucial episodes in World War II: the chase and sinking of the German battleship Bismarck.

Discover how the Bismarck sank the HMS Hood and how the British Royal Navy located and bombarded the largest battleship Germany ever built.

Finally, Foster will explain how the sinking of the Bismarck was — without either side realizing it — the end of an era in naval warfare.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War IIthe Cold Warthe American RevolutionThe Vietnam Wars, and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.