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Hitler's Secret Pirate Fleet: The Deadliest Ships of World War II
     

Hitler's Secret Pirate Fleet: The Deadliest Ships of World War II

by James P. Duffy, Gordon G. Vessels
 

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Duffy follows the Royal Navy on their deadly three-year chase after the secret German fleet.

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Duffy follows the Royal Navy on their deadly three-year chase after the secret German fleet.

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Booknews
During World War II, the German Navy relied on two types of vessels to challenge the British Royal Navy: U-boats and disguised surface raiders. The latter, known officially as Auxiliary Cruisers, went to sea camouflaged as peaceful cargo boats but hid a powerful array of weapons which they used to attack unsuspecting targets. This text provides detailed descriptions of each of the nine raiders, presented in chronological order based on the date each first sailed. Duffy is a writer specializing in military history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The NYMAS Review
“Provides a concise, but surprisingly comprehensive account of the raider’s operations, setting them within the larger context of war by means of clever short side-bars…An interesting book for anyone interested in the war at sea.”—The NYMAS Review
Pirates and Privateers

“This book is not for pirate fans per se, but for those who want to see how others took the tactics pirates used and implemented them during a war. Those interested in World War II naval operations will also want to read these accounts. Each chapter includes a map showing the location of where prizes were taken and short sidebars that relate events elsewhere.”—Cindy Vallar, Pirates and Privateers

— Cindy Vallar

Pirates and Privateers - Cindy Vallar
“This book is not for pirate fans per se, but for those who want to see how others took the tactics pirates used and implemented them during a war. Those interested in World War II naval operations will also want to read these accounts. Each chapter includes a map showing the location of where prizes were taken and short sidebars that relate events elsewhere.”—Cindy Vallar, Pirates and Privateers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275966850
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1220L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

James P. Duffy is a writer and lecturer. His previous books include Target America: Hitler’s Plan to Attack the United States.

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