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Their Design, Construction and Operations
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591141914
  • Binding: Hardcover
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  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Subject: World War I
  • Date Available: December 2014
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This is the most comprehensive study yet in the English language of the German Imperial Navy’s battlecruisers that served in the First World War. Known as Panzerkreuzer, literally "armored cruiser", the eight ships of the class were to be involved in several early North Sea skirmishes before the great pitched battle of Jutland where they inflicted devastating damage on the Royal Navy’s battlecruiser fleet.

This book details their design and construction, and traces the full service history of each ship, recounting their actions, largely from first-hand German sources and official documents, many previously unpublished in English. Detailed line drawings and maps augment the text throughout, as do a wealth of contemporary photos that depict the vessels at sea as well as in dock. A superb series of full-color, specially-commissioned computer graphics show full length profiles and top-down views of each ship in precise detail.

Gary Staff has studied the Imperial German Navy, for much of his life and has frequently traveled to Germany and elsewhere to consult relevant archives. His most recent book is Battle on the Seven Seas: German Cruiser Battles, 1914-1918.

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5.00 Stars
A Great Work on German Battlecruisers
Monday, November 17, 2014
By: F.P.NR.
Just received my copy today. It was my Father's Day present and it was worth the wait! The photos alone are terrific as wells as the 3D-CAD renderings of various sections on the different ships. My only critique is that I wish there were more. I work with CAD and know what it takes to take original line drawings and to turn them into models. Truly a gift to make these great ships live again even if its only in a book. Hope the author will continue with German Battleships of WWI. Well Done!
Great book and much praise is due to the author.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
By: overland28
I recently received my copy of this fantastic book. The book is well researched and written in very straight forward English. The photos are fantastic and the half-tones are excellent. The book production is very good and is a treasured part of my library. Great book and much praise is due to the author. Jeff


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