Tirpitz: The Life and Death of Germany's Last Super Battleship

Tirpitz: The Life and Death of Germany's Last Super Battleship

by Niklas Zetterling
     
 

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After the Royal Navy’s bloody high seas campaign to kill the mighty Bismarck, the Allies were left with an uncomfortable truth—the German behemoth had a twin sister. Slightly larger than her sibling, the Tirpitz was equally capable of destroying any other battleship afloat, as well as wreak havoc on Allied troop and supply convoys. For the next three and a… See more details below

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After the Royal Navy’s bloody high seas campaign to kill the mighty Bismarck, the Allies were left with an uncomfortable truth—the German behemoth had a twin sister. Slightly larger than her sibling, the Tirpitz was equally capable of destroying any other battleship afloat, as well as wreak havoc on Allied troop and supply convoys. For the next three and a half years the Allies launched a variety of attacks to remove Germany’s last serious surface threat.

“A thorough treatment, including material from interviews with survivors of their sinkings and the impact they had on the naval war in the Atlantic."—Seapower

"The authors have woven Tirpitz's story quite well, and in doing so explain the strategic implications and dramatic battles surrounding the super battleship. Their book is an excellent study of an aspect of naval strategy the Germans used with such aplomb . . . a welcome addition to my library."—Naval Historical Foundation

REVIEWS

“… accurately synthesizes the available work on Allied efforts to destroy the battleship into one entertaining read... comes alive in its descriptions…well organized…”
Globe at War, 03/2010

“…a thorough treatment, including material from interviews with survivors of their sinkings and the impact they had on the naval war in the Atlantic.”
SEAPOWER, 11/2010

“…effectively weaves the story of the battleship into the pattern of the war…A very good account of the Tirpitz and of the naval war in the North Atlantic and Norwegian waters.
NYMAS, Winter 2011
“…a riveting story…well structured and keeps the reader engaged…”
Nautilus, A Maritime Journal of Literature, History and Culture

“The authors have woven Tirpitz’s story quite well and in doing so explain the strategic implications and dramatic battles surrounding the super battleship. Their book is an excellent study of an aspect of naval strategy the Germans used with such aplomb….a welcome addition to my library.”
Naval Historical Foundation

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Editorial Reviews

Seapower
A thorough treatment, including material from interviews with survivors of their sinkings and the impact they had on the naval war in the Atlantic.
Naval Historical Foundation
The authors have woven Tirpitz's story quite well, and in doing so explain the strategic implications and dramatic battles surrounding the super battleship. Their book is an excellent study of an aspect of naval strategy the Germans used with such aplomb . . . a welcome addition to my library.
Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature History and Culture
...a riveting story...well structured and keeps the reader engaged...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612001982
Publisher:
Casemate Publishers
Publication date:
10/19/2013
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
874,825
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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