German Battlecruisers 1914–18

German Battlecruisers 1914–18 cover

Description

The task of Germany's new Große Kreuzer at the beginning of the 20th century was to form an independent reconnaissance division that was able to perform special tasks. With a speed superiority of at least 3 knots, they should also be capable of fighting in the line, and would thus require heavy armour and good defensive qualities. The battlecruisers that were built did indeed have a remarkable ability to withstand battle damage, as demonstrated by the Goeben, which suffered five mine hits on one occasion. This title details all the classes of German battlecruiser, with particular emphasis on each individual ship's battle experience and deployment in conflict.

Product details

Published Jan 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780963365
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 37 b/w; 8 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 124
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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