Modern Era Naval Non-Fiction Section



Famous Ships

Ships & Design


Author :: Gary Staff
First Published by :: Pen & Sword
Format :: HC
Date :: 20 April 2016
ISBN-10 :: 1783831235
ISBN-13 :: 9781783831234

In January 1916 Vizeadmiral Scheer took command of the High Sea Fleet. This aggressive and pugnacious leader embarked upon a vigorous offensive program which culminated in the greatest clash between dreadnought capital ships the world had seen. Although outnumbered almost two to one, Vizeadmiral Scheer conducted a provocative operation on 31 May 1916. Who would prevail: the massive preponderance of British heavy calibre cannon, or the aggressive tactics of the street fighter Scheer?

Manning the ships of both sides were the technically skilled and talented seamen who were prepared to carry out their duties loyally and courageously until the very end. Over 8,500 men perished in less than 10 hours of fighting, a horrendous loss, even by World War One standards. This book gives voice to many of the German Navy participants, from a German perspective, on this tumultuous battle fought over 100 years ago. These men gave their all and are gone now, but not forgotten.

Skagerrak: The Battle of Jutland Through German Eyes

Author: Gary Staff

Title: Skagerrak: The Battle of Jutland Through German Eyes


First Published by: Pen & Sword


Format: HC

Date: 20 April 2016

ISBN-10: 1783831235

ISBN-13: 9781783831234



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