German Seaman 1939-45
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German Seaman 1939-45 by Gordon Williamson
Book DescriptionWhen re-armament came after World War I, the German Navy was forced to build anew, so the Reichsmarine and its successor, the Kriegsmarine, found itself in possession of some of the most modern, powerful and technically advanced vessels in the world. Germany was very selective in picking her sailors and the quality of manpower skill levels was thus very high. This volume charts the recruitment, training, service conditions and combat experiences of a typical World War II German sailor, focusing on the main branches of the Navy - the Coastal Craft (Minesweepers, S-Boats), the Destroyers, the Cruisers, the Capital Ships, the Coastal Artillery and the tiny but fascinating "Miscellaneous" units such as the "K-Verband" (Naval Commandos) -as well as the last ditch effort units thrown into action as Infantry in the final days of the war.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841763279
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Gordon Williamson
Gordon Williamson was born in 1957 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 winners. He is author of a number of World War II titles for Osprey, and has a particular interest in the Kriegsmarine. John White has been a freelance illustrator for the past 12 years. He has produced artwork for a wide variety of uses, including IBM, Lowe's, and Dupont. John is highly versatile with a wide ranging style, and is capable of producing anything from technical realism to impressionistic scenes. He currently lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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