The Naval War in the Baltic, 1939-1945

The Naval War in the Baltic, 1939-1945

by Poul Grooss


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526700001
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 06/15/2017
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 513,810
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

POUL GROOSS is a retired Danish Navy captain who commanded torpedo boats and guided-missile corvettes in a career that lasted more than forty years. He is a teacher of naval warfare at the Royal Danish Naval Academy, Chairman of the Naval History Society of the Royal Danish Naval Museum, and a tour guide on military history expeditions to the Eastern Front.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction xiii

1 The Baltic: Geography and History 1

2 Political Manoeuvring Between the Wars 12

3 Naval Developments Between the Wars 18

4 The Attack on Poland 46

5 The Baltic Region After the Polish Campaign: October 1939 - June 1941 62

6 Attack on the Soviet Union: 22 June 1941 - Spring 1942 119

7 The War between Spring 1942 and Spring 1944 175

8 Towards the End: Spring 1944 - New Year 1944/1945 220

9 New Year 1944/1945 to the End of the War - Month by Month 262

10 The End of the War: Aftermath and Retrospect 336

11 Postscript 345


1 Chronology of Key Events up to the Outbreak of War 365

2 Glossary, Abbreviations, Ranks, Terminology and Explanations 369

3 Cross-reference List of Place Names in Various Languages 375

Sources and Bibliography 385

Index of Ship Names 391

Index of People 397

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