- ISBN/SKU: 9781591143253
- Binding: Hardcover
- Era: 20th Century
- Number of Pages: 400
- Subject: World War II
- Date Available: August 2012
Few warship types have had as much written about them as the Kriegsmarine’s capital ships, even though their battleships were so few in number. Recently a growing number of photographs of these ships, many from private albums and some that lay forgotten in obscure archives have been discovered, including many close-ups and onboard shots, of great value to model makers, and rare action photos taken during wartime. Essays on the technical background and design origins detail the full significance of this magnificent collection of photos.
Siegfried Breyer was one of the world’s greatest experts on German warship design and the author of many well regarded books. Miroslaw Skwiot has written widely on naval subjects, including German Naval Guns 1939–1945.
~ Praise for German Capital Ships of the Second World War ~
“Produced by two of the most respected authorities on the Kriegsmarine, this large format, high quality book lives up to its subtitle of being ‘the ultimate photograph album’ of Germany’s capital ships of that era…well-produced book that provides a fitting memorial to the work of Herr Breyer, who regrettably died just before it was published.”
— Naval Books of the Year column in Warship, 2013