The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945

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Naval Institute Press, Jul 10, 2013 - History - 342 pages
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The German Fleet at War relates the little-known history of the Kriegsmarine's surface fleet with a focus on the sixty-nine surface naval battles fought by Germany's major warships against the large warships of the British, French, American, Polish, Soviet, Norwegian and Greek navies. It emphasizes operational details but also paints a broad overview of the naval war. The book addresses the lack of information about the specifics of naval engagements in World War II and provides a database of naval engagements for comparison and analysis, but unlike most reference works, it has a continuous narrative and a theme. The result is a unique overview of the German and Allied navies at war that provides new appreciation of their activities and accomplishments.
 

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Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Invasion of Norway
The Bismarck Cycle of Battles
Actions in Soviet Waters
The English Channel and the French Coast
Battles of the Polar Sea
The Eastern Mediterranean
Actions in the English Channel and French
Waters 1943
French Waters after DDay
Norway and the Baltic
Equivalents Abbreviations and Definitions of Terms
Notes
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Vincent P. O'Hara and Enrico Cernuschi, whose work is well-known for advancing an understanding of Italy's role in the Second World War, have previously collaborated on Dark Navy: the Regia Marina and the Armistice of 8 September 1943 and sixteen articles that have appeared in publications and annuals such as Naval War College Review, Warship, Seaforth Naval Review, and World War II. They have also written two chapters covering the Regia Marina's doctrine, development, logistic and organization during the First and Second World Wars which form a part of the naval bestsellers, On Seas Contested and To Crown the Waves published by the Naval Institute Press in 2010 and 2013 respectively. O'Hara is the author, co-author or editor of nine books. His recent major works include German Fleet at War (2004); The U.S. Navy against the Axis (2007); Struggle for the Middle Sea (2009) and In Passage Perilous (2012). Cernuschi has authored or co-authored eighteen books including the authoritative Le navi da guerra italiane, (2003). Recent works include Navi e Quattrini (2013), ULTRA. La fine di un mito (2014) and Battaglie sconosciute: Storia della Regia Marina durante la Grande Guerra (2014)

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