German Seaman 1939–45 cover
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When re-armament came after World War I, the German Navy was forced to build anew, so the Reichsmarine and its successor, the Kriegsmarine, found itself in possession of some of the most modern, powerful and technically advanced vessels in the world. Germany was very selective in picking her sailors and the quality of manpower skill levels was thus very high. This book charts the recruitment, training, service conditions and combat experiences of a typical World War II German sailor, focusing on the main branches of the Navy, as well as the last ditch combat units thrown into action as infantry in the final days of the war.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Recruitment · Training · Appearance · Conditions · Combat action · Belief and belonging · Collecting · Museums and archives · Bibliography · Glossary · Colour Plate Commentary · Index

Product details

Published 25 Oct 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841763279
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 37
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon Williamson

Gordon Williamson is a retired civil servant who s…

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John White

John White was born in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, i…

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