The Kriegsmarine

The Essential Facts and Figures for the German Navy

David Porter

189 x 240 mm, 192, 150 b/w and col. photos, diagrams and maps, 9781907446108, £19.99, Hardback, Amber Books
15 September 2010

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• A comprehensive breakdown of the Kriegsmarine, with every fact and figure you will ever need to know about the German Navy
• 150 photos, diagrams and maps

Germany’s navy, the Kriegsmarine, played a critical role in the Third Reich’s attempt to restrict the flow of supplies, men and materiel from the United States to Britain in the early years of the war and from North America and Britain to the Soviet Union from 1941.

Such was the success of the U-boats in particular, by the end of the war more than 3000 Allied ships with a 14.5 million combined gross tonnage had been sent to the bottom of the sea. World War II Data Book: The Kriegsmarine, 1939–45 gets behind this massive organisation to reveal the workings of the German Navy through its organisation, command structure, economic resources, production figures, recruitment, training and philosophy.

Broken down by key campaigns and subject areas, the book includes exhaustive reference tables, diagrams, colourful maps and charts, presenting all the core data in easy-to-follow formats. World War II Data Book: The Kriegsmarine, 1939–45 is an essential reference guide for anyone interested in the history and structure of Germany’s wartime navy.

About the Author

David Porter has had a lifelong interest in military history. In recent years David has contributed articles and book reviews to the BBC History Magazine, the British Army Review and the Royal Engineers Journal. He is the author of The Essential Tank ID Guide: Soviet Tank Units, 1939–45 and Order of Battle: The Red Army in World War II.

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