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Hitler s Naval Bases

Author : Jak P. Mallmann Showell
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Hitler's U-boats and his dreaded pocket battleships such as Bismarck and Tirpitz - Churchill dubbed the latter as 'The Beast' - continue to fascinate an ever-growing interest in the Second World War. Despite a numerical disadvantage when compared the Royal Navy, Hitler's U-boats wrecked havoc in the Atlantic against vulnerable convoys and the doomed Bismarck took on the might of Britain's battleships in a mighty clash of the titans. Hitler's Naval Bases, a work of love that took the author over forty years to research and write, is the most comprehensive and dedicated book on the subject matter. A world's first, it covers bases in remarkable detail from the smallest and unmanned locations to the largest dedicated bases in Lorient, Kiel and Wilhemshaven. The book covers the different types of naval base from isolated and forgotten bases, escape and survival bases, to the extremities of the main naval bases. The functions and various departments - artillery, ship construction to dockyard medical service - are explained as are North Sea naval bases in Emden, The Weser Ports and Cuxhaven, Baltic ports, the major bases that never were ('The Lobster's Claw on Heligoland') to France, Asia and German colonies, including re-fuelling in Spain and bases located in Russia and in the 'Heart of England'. Also covered are naval artillery and naval infantry as well as the anatomy of coastal artillery batteries, the shipping yards and even rules for living in such conditions. A most lavish and phenomenal book, it is beautifully illustrated with over 200 unpublished photographs complemented with thousands of unique interviews with veterans during the war as well as survivors. A labour of love, Hitler's Naval Bases is written by a world's leading authoritarian figure and is an essential book for those interested in the armed forces of the Third Reich.

Hitler s Gateway to the Atlantic

Author : Lars Hellwinkel
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Employing new research from both German and French sources, the author examines the role that the French Atlantic ports played for the Kriegsmarine during the Second World War. When the Wehrmacht overran France in May and June of 1940, the German navy's

Hitler s U boat Bases

Author : Jak P. Mallmann Showell
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This title provides a concise historical background to the rise of the Nazi U-boat fleet, and the part it played in World War II. The author examines in detail how and why each of the bases in France, Germany and Norway were designed and built, and how they were defended against attack.

Hitler s Navy

Author : Jak Mallmann Showell
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The German Navy, both before the War and throughout the years of fighting, was heavily outnumbered by the navies of Great Britain and the United States; nonetheless, it proved to be serious thorn in the sides of its adversaries. The U-boat war in the North Atlantic threatened the very liberation of Europe, while the major warships posed a constant threat to the Allied shipping lanes. This important reference book is an indispensable guide to the ships, organisation, command and rank structure, and leaders of the Kriegsmarine, and helps explain why it was such a potent force. A detailed text, augmented by photos, maps and diagrams, studies the German Navy from the Treaty of Versailles to the collapse of the U-boat offensive and the demise of the Third Reich. After covering the background organisation and naval bases, the author gives detailed descriptions of all the classes of ship from the battleships to motor torpedo boats and minesweepers. The officers and sailors are covered along with their uniforms and awards and insignia. Biographies of notable personalities and a chronology of the main naval events are included, as well as appendices and a select bibliography. Based on the author's 1979 title The German Navy in World War Two, this is a classic work of reference for a new generation of readers.

Fuehrer Conferences on Naval Affairs 1939 1945

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This primary reference reveals the contemporary, often verbatim record of how the German command decisions were made during World War II, and the reasoning and planning behind them.

Hitler s Armada

Author : Geoff Hewitt
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Hitler's Armada examines the aborted German invasion of 1940 in a fresh and original manner by looking past the myths and legends which have subsequently surrounded it, in order to arrive at significant new conclusions by referring back to the actual events. The book presents fascinating detail of Hitler's Operation SEALION and, by study of its weaknesses, demonstrates that control of the sea, not the air, was the critical factor. It also questions whether the traditional British view of the importance of the Battle of Britain as the key factor in the prevention of invasion is really tenable. The importance of the Royal Navy during this period, generally overlooked, is brought into sharp focus and, possibly for the first time, the actual dispositions of the Royal Navy anti-invasion forces are presented in detail. The author examines the relative strengths of the two sides drawing interesting conclusions about the inadequacies of the German resources particularly and their reliance on mine laying. The author discusses the conflict between air and sea power in the months leading up to the summer of 1940, concluding that, at this stage of the Second World war, air power was far from supreme. The findings of the author may be controversial, but the process by which they are reached strongly supports their validity.

Hitler s Japanese Confidant

Author : Carl Boyd
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In 1940, the US Army Signal Intelligence Service broke the Japanese diplomatic code. In 1975 Oshima Hiroshi, Japan's ambassador to Berlin during World War II, died, never knowing that the hundreds of messages he transmitted to Tokyo had been fully decoded by the Americans and whisked off to Washington, providing a major source of information for the Allies on Nazi activities.

Hitler s Pre war Policy and Military Plans 1933 1939

Author : Esmonde Manning Robertson
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Hitler s War Directives 1939 45

Author : Adolf Hitler
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Hitler s Naval War

Author : Cajus Bekker
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World Survey

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Soviet War News

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The Unmaking of Adolf Hitler

Author : Eugene Davidson
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Focusing on the diplomatic and political history of Adolf Hitler, the author traces Hitler's moves from the time he was sworn in as chancellor in 1933 to his death in 1945

History of United States Naval Operation in World War II

Author : Samuel Eliot Morison
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Diary of World Events Being a Chronological Record of the Second World War Photographically Reproduced from the American and Foreign Newspapers Despatches as Reported Day by Day Including Maps Pictures Cartoons Anecdotes Official Messages Reports and Declarations and Congressional Acts

Author : John Appleton Haven Hopkins
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The Calcutta review

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Hitler Over Africa

Author : Benjamin Bennett
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Serious survey of Nazi propaganda in Africa.

Hitler s Mistakes

Author : Ronald Lewin
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Based on a wide-ranging synthesis of specialist sources, this account explores the flaws in Hitler's character and how they translated into military blunders and compound failures

Hitler s Blitzkrieg Campaigns

Author : J. E. Kaufmann
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The wide-ranging linguistic skills and vast network of European contacts of J.E. and H.W. Kaufmann have given them the ability to produce in Hitler's Blitzkrieg Campaigns a unique compilation of narratives, charts, photographs, diagrams, and maps not previously available in the United States.

Philippine Magazine

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