Companion to the German Navy 1939-1945

Companion to the German Navy 1939-1945

by Jak P. Mallman Showell


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Synonymous with such infamous battleships as the Bismarck, Scharnhorst, and Tirpitz, the German Navy—or Reichsmarine—was renamed the Kriegsmarine in 1935 after the emergence of the Nazi State, and went through a major reorganization in 1939. During World War II, it became a much-feared adversary both on and beneath the high seas with its marauding U-boat "wolf packs" coming close to defeating Britain in the Battle of the Atlantic. This enthralling study examines the different roles of the Fleet and its organization and training activities during the war years. Incidents and operations are paired with technical data for ships, U-boats, and their weaponry. A guide to German Navy uniforms and insignia is also included together with full details of rank structure and specialist trades.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752451015
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jak P. Mallmann Showell is a respected naval historian and the author of UBoats in Camera.

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