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Skagerrak (Hardback)
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Skagerrak (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 20/04/2016
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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.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781783831234
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The material for this fascinating work has been culled from archives in Britain and Germany. Many of those too have been translated for the first time and published here. A volume thoroughly to be recommended to students of the naval history of WWI."--Ships in Scale, November/December 2016
"The book goes through the battle with a minute by minute description of the events of the battle. It is also heavily populated with maps (an absolute necessity for naval battles)... This is an excellent addition to one's library, to see a different side and take on the events of the battle."--A Wargamers Needful Things

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