German Battlecruisers of World War One

Their Design, Construction and Operations

Author: Gary Staff

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848322135

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 6674

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 'armoured 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.?In this new book the author 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of each ship, recounting their actions, largely from first-hand German sources and official documents, many previously unpublished in English.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, where details of damage sustained in action and many aspects of their design can be viewed in close up. A superb series of full-colour, specially-commissioned computer graphics show full length profiles and top-down views of each ship in precise and clear detail. ?This stunning book is a major new contribution to German naval history in this country and will become a 'must-have' volume on the shelves of historians, enthusiasts and modellers and indeed for anyone interested in the navies of the First World War and steel warships in general.
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German Battlecruisers

Author: Steve Backer,Robert Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848323999

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 8909

The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sisterships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic survey of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites. This volume is devoted to the famous ships of Admiral Hipper's First Scouting Group. Slower but more robust than their British equivalents, German battlecruisers enjoyed a reputation for absorbing punishment, and although Lutzow was sunk at Jutland, Seydlitz and the rest of the Scouting Group survived heavy damage. This book concentrates on the seven completed ships but coverage extends to the 'proto-battlecruiser' Blucher and the ships building or designed by the end of the war.
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Der Seekrieg 1914-1918

Die Kaiserliche Marine im Ersten Weltkrieg

Author: Jann M. Witt,Christian Jentzsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783806232721

Category:

Page: 192

View: 5402

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Die wahre Geschichte des britischen Geheimdienstes

Author: Christopher M. Andrew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548610283

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Page: 912

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64000 Seemeilen Kaperfahrt

Author: Fritz Leimbach

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954271346

Category:

Page: 112

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Bereits zu Beginn des ersten Weltkrieges zeichnete sich ab, dass die Marine eine wesentliche Rolle spielen w rde. Die englische Seeblockade schn rte Deutschland vom Nachschub ab. Die im Vergleich zur Royal Navy schlecht ausger stete Kaiserliche Marine besann sich in ihrer Not auf ein listenreiches Vorgehen: Man r stete harmlos wirkende Handelsschiffe mit starker Bewaffnung auf und lie diese scheinbar zivilen Fahrzeuge mit st ndig wechselnder Tarnung und auf ideenreichen Routen auf allen Weltmeeren kreuzen, um den Feind zu treffen und Beute zu machen. Diese moderne Form der Piraterie zwischen Kriegsparteien war im 19. Jahrhundert nahezu einmalig. Da den Briten diese Vorhaben nat rlich nicht verborgen blieben, begann ein Katz- und Maus-Spiel, das noch in den deutschen H fen Kiel und Wilhelmshaven seinen Ausgang nahm und dann fast um die ganze Welt f hrte. Dieses Buch berichtet von der langen und erfolgreichen Kaperfahrt des Hilfskreuzers Wolf, die ihn bis nach Australien und Singapur f hrte und die rasch legend r wurde. Erz hlt wird der Fahrtverlauf aus der Sicht eines einfachen Torpedomaates, der auch heute noch erstaunlich frisch und spannend lesbar von den dramatischen Ereignissen der langen Reise berichtet.
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Invasion 1944

ein Beitrag zu Rommels und des Reiches Schicksal

Author: Hans Speidel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 202

View: 6385

Invasionen; Heeresgruppe B; Hitler; Falaise-lommen; Vestvolden;
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Als Panzeroffizier in Ost und West

Im Panzer III, Tiger und Königstiger in Russland, Frankreich und Ungarn

Author: Richard von Rosen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803500441

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 316

View: 9718

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Der Erste Weltkrieg

Eine neue illustrierte Geschichte

Author: Hew Strachan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442153978

Category:

Page: 447

View: 2317

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Die Schlafwandler

Wie Europa in den Ersten Weltkrieg zog

Author: Christopher Clark

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641118778

Category: History

Page: 896

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Das Standardwerk zum Ersten Weltkrieg Lange Zeit galt es als ausgemacht, dass das deutsche Kaiserreich wegen seiner Großmachtträume die Hauptverantwortung am Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs trug. In seinem bahnbrechenden Werk kommt der renommierte Historiker und Bestsellerautor Christopher Clark zu einer anderen Einschätzung. Clark beschreibt minutiös die Interessen und Motivationen der wichtigsten politischen Akteure in den europäischen Metropolen und zeichnet das Bild einer komplexen Welt, in der gegenseitiges Misstrauen, Fehleinschätzungen, Überheblichkeit, Expansionspläne und nationalistische Bestrebungen zu einer Situation führten, in der ein Funke genügte, den Krieg auszulösen, dessen verheerende Folgen kaum jemand abzuschätzen vermochte.
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British Battleships of World War One

New Revised Edition

Author: R A Burt

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848322771

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 3942

This superb reference book achieved the status of 'classic' soon after its first publication in 1986; it was soon out of print and is now one of the most sought-after naval reference books on the secondhand market.?It presents, in one superb volume, the complete technical history of British capital ship design and construction during the dreadnought era. One hundred years ago at Jutland, Dogger Bank, Heligoland Bight and the first battle for the Falklands, might squadrons of these great armoured ships fought their German counterparts for command of the seas. Beginning with Dreadnought, the book continues to the end of the First World War, and all of the fifty dreadnoughts, 'super-dreadnoughts' and battlecruisers that served the Royal Navy during this era are described and superbly illustrated with photographs and line drawings. ?Each class of ship is described in detail so that design origins, and technical and operational factors, are discussed alongside characteristics, with special emphasis on armament, armour and machinery. Fully detailed data tables are included for every class, and more than 500 photographs and line drawings illustrate the text.?A delight for the historian, enthusiast and ship modeller, it is a volume that is already regarded as an essential reference work for this most significant era in naval history and ship design.
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Spiritualität und seelische Gesundheit

Author: Jürgen Armbruster,Peter Petersen,Katharina Ratzke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783884145517

Category:

Page: 288

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Spiritualität in der Psychiatrie - Fluch oder Segen? Für Menschen in existenziellen Notlagen und Krisensituationen gewinnt Spiritualität oft an Bedeutung. Dieses Fachbuch beleuchtet den Zusammenhang zwischen seelischer Gesundheit und Spiritualität umfassend und praxisorientiert. Mit Blick auf alle grossen Glaubensrichtungen beleuchtet das Buch alle wichtigen Aspekte von Spiritualität als Dimension seelischer Gesundheit. Dabei wird auch das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen der medizinisch-naturwissenschaftlich ausgerichteten Psychiatrie und dem subjektiven Erleben psychisch erkrankter Menschen thematisiert. Die genesungsfördernde Wirkung spiritueller Bezüge wird ebenso berücksichtigt, wie dysfunktionale Aspekte der Unterordnung unter eine höhere Macht. Dem in den sozialpsychiatrischen Arbeitsbereichen der Diakonie vielerfahrenen Herausgeberteam gelingt ein hilfreicher, praxisorientierter Leitfaden für den Umgang mit spirituellen Aspekten in der Beratung, Behandlung und Rehabilitation.
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The Battlecruiser HMS HOOD

An Illustrated Biography 1916-1941

Author: Bruce Taylor

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1783469803

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9586

The battlecruiser HMS Hood is one of the great warships of history. Unmatched for beauty, unequalled for size, for twenty years the Hood was the glory ship of the Royal Navy, flying the flag across the world in the twilight years of the British Empire. Here, in words, photos and colour illustrations, is the story of her life, her work and her people from keel-laying on the Clyde in 1916 to destruction at the hands of the Bismarck in 1941. Among the eyecatching strengths of the book is a unique gallery of photos, including stills from a recently discovered piece of colour footage of the ship, plus a spectacular set of computer-generated images of both the exterior and interior by the world's leading exponent of the art - a man who worked with the film director James Cameron (of Titanic fame). A wealth of new information on Hood's structure and operation make it essential reading for the enthusiast, modeller and historian alike. Hugely successful from its first publication, this is the third printing of the ultimate book on the ultimate ship of the pre-war era.
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Great World War II Battles in the Arctic

Author: Mark Llewellyn Evans

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308925

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 1442

The compelling story of the most exciting and decisive World War II battles fought for control of the North, the life and death struggles of brave men who faced a hopeless task, and the sacrifices they made to achieve victory.
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The Eclipse of the Big Gun

The Warship 1906-1945

Author: Robert Gardiner

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 372

For centuries, the battleship was the arbiter of sea-power, and the completion in 1906 of the revolutionary all-big-gun Dreadnought seemed to confirm this position. However, though dreadnoughts were to be built for another forty years, the traditional capital ship was to find itself increasingly threatened, first by torpedo boats and submarines and later by aircraft. This volume chronicles that challenge to the power of artillery at sea, its political check with the inter-war naval treaties and its defeat at the hands of air power in the battles of the Second World War. By 1945 the aircraft carrier had become the acknowledged capital ship in the great power navies.
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