|Battle On The Seven Seas: German Cruiser Battles 1914-1918|
|Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:04|
Author: Gary Staff
Publisher: Pen & Sword Maritime
From Baird Maritime
Not many people nowadays seem to be aware that prior to the First World War Germany had an empire that extended to the south Pacific, China and Africa.
Like Britain, Germany required ships to show its flag and keep order in its colonies. Cruisers with their long range and impressive armaments were ideal for this purpose.
Thus, at the beginning of World War I the Imperial German Navy had a substantial fleet of effective, well-crewed and commanded cruisers. The author has done a first rate job of researching and recording the details of the nine major battles in which Germany’s cruisers fought.
There were plenty of smaller battles and skirmishes too. All are well described from bi-lateral sources. The photographs are quite stirring. A very useful record.
Ordering information:Pen & Sword Maritime Barnsley, UK Web: pen-and-sword.co.uk
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