GERMAN CAPITAL SHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Breyer, Siegfried. & Skwiot, Miroslaw.


£60.00




Seaforth, Barnsley, 1st Eng. ed., 2012. 432 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs. 29 x 25cm. FINE. Described as the "ultimate photograph album", this book devotes around 100 photographs to each of Hitler's capital ships. Much has been written on these vessels, and little remains to be said, but in recent years a significant number of photographs have come to light ' many from private albums. These include on-board and close-up images, and rare pictures taken during wartime operations. A selection of the finest provides the basis for this profusely illustrated book, showing each warship during its whole career from launching and fitting out, to the ship's ultimate fate. For the sake of completeness, there are even sections showing the various design studies that led to each class being built, and an appendix covers Germany's unsuccessful attempt to build an aircraft carrier ' the GRAF ZEPPELIN.


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