British Destroyer vs German Destroyer cover
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The opening months of World War II saw Britain's Royal Navy facing a resurgent German navy, the Kriegsmarine. Following the German invasion of Denmark and Norway in early April 1940, British and German destroyers would clash in a series of battles for control of the Norwegian coast. The operational environment was especially challenging, with destroyer crews having to contend with variable weather, narrow coastal tracts, and possibility of fog and ship breakdowns.

In two engagements at Narvik, the Royal Navy entered the harbor and attacked the loitering German destroyers who had dropped off mountain troops to support the German invasion. The raids were devastating, halving at a stroke the number at Hitler's disposal. Employing specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon a range of sources, this absorbing study traces the evolving technology and tactics employed by the British and German destroyer forces.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Chronology / Design and Development / The Strategic Situation / Technical Specifications / The Combatants / Combat / Statistics and Analysis / Conclusion / Further Reading / Index

Product details

Published Oct 23 2018
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472828583
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 88
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

David Greentree

David Greentree graduated from the University of Y…

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Paul Wright

Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for mos…

Illustrator

Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…

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