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This book discusses the concept of the Battlekreuzer. The German Groerkreuzers, as they were known, were built to strict financial limits, and therefore the German designs were always a compromise between the factors listed under design philosophy. Individual ship histories are detailed with particular emphasis upon their battle experience and deployment in conflict, and author Gary Staff includes a variety of official records and personal first-hand accounts will be used. The battlekreuzer had a remarkable ability to withstand battle damage, as demonstrated by the Goeben, which suffered five mine hits on one occasion. Full colour artwork plates and detailed line drawings and photographs support and enrich the engaging text.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846030093
ISBN-10: 1846030099
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 184mm x 4mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gary Staff

Gary Staff has had a life-long passion for the history of the Imperial Navy and translated many contemporary and original documents on the subject. He contributed to a Channel 4 documentary on Jutland, exploring the Imperial Navy's experience of the battle. He grew up in Australia and currently lives on the island of Palau.

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