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Author Koop, Gerhard
Title Battleships of the Bismarck Class : Warships of the Kriegsmarine
Imprint Havertown : Pen & Sword Books, 2014
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Descript 1 online resource (153 pages)
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Note Cover -- Half title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Development and Construction -- Bismarck Class: Technical Layout -- Scale Plans -- The Battleship Bismarck -- Origin of the Name: Otto Fürst von Bismarck -- The Battleship Tirpitz -- Origin of the Name: Grossadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index of Ships -- About the Authors
The warships of the World War II era German Navy are among the most popular subject in naval history with an almost uncountable number of books devoted to them. However, for a concise but authoritative summary of the design history and careers of the major surface ships it is difficult to beat a series of six volumes written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each contains an account of the development of a particular class, a detailed description of the ships, with full technical details, and an outline of their service, heavily illustrated with plans, battle maps and a substantial collection of photographs. These have been out of print for ten years or more and are now much sought after by enthusiasts and collectors, so this new modestly priced reprint of the series will be widely welcomed.

The first volume, appropriately, is devoted to the Kriesmarine's largest and most powerful units, the battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz, whose careers stand in stark contrast to each other - one with a glorious but short life, while the other was to spend a hunted existence in Norwegian fjords, all the time posing a threat to Allied sea communications, while attacked by everything from midget submarines to heavy bombers
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Koop, Gerhard Battleships of the Bismarck Class : Warships of the Kriegsmarine Havertown : Pen & Sword Books,c2014 9781848321977
Subject Battleships -- Design and construction.;Battleships -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.;Bismarck (Battleship);Germany. Kriegsmarine -- History.;Tirpitz (Battleship);World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, German
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Alt Author Schmolke, Klaus-Peter
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