Jak Mallmann Showell - The German Navy Handbook 1939-1945
Sutton Publishing | 2002 | ISBN: 0750932058 | 274 pages | PDF | 44.96MB
During the Second World War, the German Navy became a much feared adversary both on and beyond the high seas, with its marauding U-boat 'wolf-packs' coming close to defeating Britain in the Battle of the Atlantic. Here, Jack Mallmann-Showell examines the different roles of the Fleet, and its organization and training activities during the war years. Incidents and operations are also described, together with technical data for ships, U-boats and their weaponry. A useful guide to German Navy uniforms and insignia is included, together will full details of rank structure and specialist trades. Fully illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams, this authoritative study of the formidable Kriegsmarine in the Second World War will appeal to anyone with an interest in the armed forces of the Third Reich.