German Light Cruisers 1939–45

German Light Cruisers 1939–45 cover

Description

The German Navy of World War II was small in number, but contained some of the most technologically advanced capital ships in the world. This meant that although the Kriegsmarine never felt capable of encountering the might of the British Navy in a fleet action, her ships were individually more than a match for the outdated vessels of the Royal Navy. Nowhere was this more the case than in Germany's fleet of light cruisers. There were only six vessels in this fleet: the Emden, Leipzig, Köln, Königsberg, Karlsruhe and Nurnberg. This book describes their design, development and varied operational history throughout the course of the Second World War.

Product details

Published Apr 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780966663
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 21 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 84
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon Williamson

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