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    DescriptionThe warships of the World War II era German Navy are among the most popular subject in naval history with an almost uncountable number of books devoted to them. However, for a concise but authoritative summary of the design history and careers of the major surface ships it is difficult to beat a series of six volumes written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each contains an account of the development of a particular class, a detailed description of the ships, with full technical details, and an outline of their service, heavily illustrated with plans, battle maps and a substantial collection of photographs. These have been out of print for ten years or more and are now much sought after by enthusiasts and collectors, so this new modestly priced reprint of the series will be widely welcomed. This volume covers the three ships of a design so revolutionary that it defied conventional categories. Deutschland (later renamed Lutzow), Admiral Scheer and Admiral Graf Spee were simply termed panzerschiffe (armoured ships) by the Germans, but they were known to their opponents by the far more evocative term Pocket Battleships.

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    Pocket Battleships of the Deutschland Class
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gerhard Koop, By (author) Klaus-Peter Schmolke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848321960
    ISBN 10: 1848321961

    BIC subject category V2: HBTM, 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: JWF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, TEC025000, HIS027150, TRA006010
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DFG, JWMV2
    DC23: 623.8252
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHWL, JWCK, NHTM, JWMV
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Seaforth Publishing
    Publication date
    28 February 2014
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    Author Information
    Gerhard Koop served in both the Kriegesmarine and the postwar Bundesmarine, and became one of German's leading authorities on warship design and the author of numerous highly regarded books. His collaborator, Klaus-Peter Schmolke, was well-known for the detail and accuracy of his technical drawings.