BOOK REVIEW: The German Battleship SMS Posen
By Marsden Samuel and Gary Staff
Another impressive work of scholarship and art from the prolific Polish naval history publisher Kagero. Again, complete with 3D illustrations and a detailed “lift out” general arrangement drawing and an excellent historical summary.
The Posen, commissioned in 1910, was Germany’s first “Dreadnaught” battleship. She was a significant step in the massive arms race that led to the First World War. A very modern ship, she incorporated considerable thought and was a tribute to the art and science of naval architecture and shipbuilding as it then existed. The detailed design, that is evident in the GA drawing, is impressively revealing.
The amount of research that Kagero puts into these beautifully presented publications is amazing. They present excellent value for money.
Available from Kagero Publishing, Lublin, Poland.