Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces

Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces

by Gordon Williamson, Ian Palmer
     
 

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Although often overlooked in favour of the U-boats or battleships, the vast majority of the Kriegsmarine was formed of the smaller vessels of the coastal forces. These ships and boats, which included minesweepers, torpedo boats, patrol boats, and blockade breakers, gave crucial service to Germany during the war, and many continued serving for decades after the

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Although often overlooked in favour of the U-boats or battleships, the vast majority of the Kriegsmarine was formed of the smaller vessels of the coastal forces. These ships and boats, which included minesweepers, torpedo boats, patrol boats, and blockade breakers, gave crucial service to Germany during the war, and many continued serving for decades after the surrender in such tasks as clearing minefields. Also included in these forces was Hitler's yacht, the Ostwind. This book reveals the history of the vessels that formed the backbone of the Kriegsmarine, and combines fascinating anecdotes, detailed technical information, and full-colour artwork.

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“...this promises to be a great addition to any reference library.” —Sean Ford, ModelShipwrights.net (October 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782000006
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/20/2012
Series:
New Vanguard , #151
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and currently works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the Military Police TA and has published a number of books and articles on the decorations of the Third Reich and their recipients. He is the author of a number of World War II titles for Osprey.

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