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Scharnhorst and Gneisenau

Scharnhorst and Gneisenau

  • Author: Steve Backer
  • Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
  • ISBN: 184832152X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 64
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The ‘ShipCraft’ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references – books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites. The two German ships which form the subject of this volume were among the first products of rearmament under Hitler. For political reasons they were neither as large nor as well armed as foreign equivalents, but they were very fast, which led them to be described as ‘battlecruisers’ in some quarters. They enjoyed an adventurous war, both surviving heavy damage, before Scharnhorst was sunk in an epic gun battle off the North Cape, while Gneisenau succumbed to heavy air attack.

The Escape of the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau

The Escape of the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau

  • Author: Peter Kemp Kemp
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: World War, 1939-1945
  • Page: 96
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Scharnhorst and Gneisenau

Scharnhorst and Gneisenau

The Elusive Sisters

  • Author: Richard Garrett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gneisenau (Battleship)
  • Page: 175
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Battleships of the Scharnhorst Class

Battleships of the Scharnhorst Class

Warships of the Kriegsmarine

  • Author: Gerard Koop,Klaus-Peter Schmolke
  • Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
  • ISBN: 1848321929
  • Category: History
  • Page: 175
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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.??Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, the subject of this volume, were the product of a long, involved and politically determined design process that saw them develop from an improved Pocket Battleship to what many described as a battlecruiser, although they were really fast battleships. They were the most active, and successful, of the Kriegesmarine's major warships, taking part in numerous famous operations, including the infamous 'Channel Dash'.

German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II: From Scharnhorst to Tirpitz, 1942-1944

German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II: From Scharnhorst to Tirpitz, 1942-1944

  • Author: Eric Grove
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780714652832
  • Category: History
  • Page: 33
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This volume is a compendium of four Battle Summaries or Naval Staff Histories produced soon after the war by the Naval Historical Branch of the Admiralty. Originally classified and designed for internal use only, these histories are published here for the first time. The documents in this book cover the actions that resulted in the sinking or immobilising of the German warships "Bismarck" and "Graf Spee", and records the struggle to rid the seas of the meance of the armed merchant raiders.

The Battlecruiser HMS HOOD

The Battlecruiser HMS HOOD

An Illustrated Biography 1916-1941

  • Author: Bruce Taylor
  • Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
  • ISBN: 1848320000
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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The battlecruiser HMS Hood is one of the great warships of history. Unmatched for beauty, unequalled for size, for twenty years the Hood was the glory ship of the Royal Navy, flying the flag across the world in the twilight years of the British Empire. Here, in words, photos and colour illustrations, is the story of her life, her work and her people from keel-laying on the Clyde in 1916 to destruction at the hands of the Bismarck in 1941. Among the eyecatching strengths of the book is a unique gallery of photos, including stills from a recently discovered piece of colour footage of the ship, plus a spectacular set of computer-generated images of both the exterior and interior by the world's leading exponent of the art - a man who worked with the film director James Cameron (of Titanic fame). A wealth of new information on Hood's structure and operation make it essential reading for the enthusiast, modeller and historian alike. Hugely successful from its first publication, this is the third printing of the ultimate book on the ultimate ship of the pre-war era.

The Great Ships

The Great Ships

British Battleships in World War II

  • Author: Peter C. Smith
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • ISBN: 0811749355
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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Authoritative study of the battleship in World War II. Stirring episodes of naval combat. Covers the famous chase after the Bismarck, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, the coastal bombardments on D-Day, and other actions.

The Royal Navy and the War at Sea, 1914–1919

The Royal Navy and the War at Sea, 1914–1919

  • Author: Martin Mace
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473846455
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Germany's attempts to build a battleship fleet to match that of the United Kingdom, the dominant naval power on the 19th-century and an island country that depended on seaborne trade for survival, is often listed as a major reason for the enmity between those two countries that led to the outbreak of war in 1914. Indeed, German leaders had expressed a desire for a navy in proportion to their military and economic strength that could free their overseas trade and colonial empire from dependence on Britain's good will, but such a fleet would inevitably threaten Britain's own trade and empire.Despite this backdrop of large standing navies, naval warfare in the First World War was mainly characterized by the efforts of the Allied powers, with their larger fleets and surrounding position, to blockade the Central Powers by sea, and the efforts of the Central Powers to break that blockade or to establish an effective blockade of the UK with submarines and raiders. Indeed, the use of the former saw naval conflict enter a new era, one that affected every member of the British population and, in 1917, raised the spectre of a German victory.This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.Despatches in this volume include those relating to the events at Antwerp in 1914, Royal Navy armoured car squadrons, the Battle of Dogger Bank, the Battle of the Falklands, the Battle of Heligoland Bight, minesweeping operations, Royal Naval Air Service operations and attacks, and, of course, the Battle of Jutland.