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    Description* A unique overview of the German and Allied navies at war that provides new appreciation of their activities and accomplishments The German Fleet at War relates the little-known history of the Kriegsmarine's surface fleet with a focus on the sixty-nine surface naval battles fought by Germany's major warships against the large warships of the British, French, American, Polish, Soviet, Norwegian and Greek navies. It emphasises operational details but also paints a broad overview of the naval war. The German Fleet at War is a serious, well researched work, but the pacing is rapid and appeals to all level of readers. Histories emphasise famous actions, like those involving Bismarck or Graf Spee, at the expense of equally interesting, but obscure actions. This distorts the record and an understanding of the war at sea. The German Fleet at War is a reference work, relating in both tabular and narrative format details that do not appear in any other single volume available in English. It provides a database of naval engagements for comparison and analysis, but unlike most reference works, it has a continuous narrative and a theme. The result is a unique overview of the German and Allied navies at war that provides new appreciation of their activities and accomplishments.

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    The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vincent P. O'Hara
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 342
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9781591146438
    ISBN 10: 1591146437

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD, JWF
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1930
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DFG
    DC22: 940.545943
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 940.54/5943
    LC classification: D770 .O38 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWCK
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    Naval Institute Press
    Imprint name
    Naval Institute Press
    Publication date
    15 September 2011
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    Author Information
    Vincent P. O'Hara is an independent scholar and the author of five books including On Seas Contested: the Seven Great Navies of the Second World War and The Struggle for the Middle Sea: The Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean 1940-1945. Mr. O'Hara's work appears in periodicals and annuals including Warship, MHQ, World War II Quarterly and Storia Militare. He holds a history degree from the University of California, Berkeley.