Tirpitz: The First Voyage

Tirpitz: The First Voyage

by Diane Canwell, Jon Sutherland

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Overview

The photos in this book are taken from an unpublished album belonged to a member of the crew of famous German Battleship Tirpitz. It is a little known fact that before the start of World War Two the ship went on a shakedown voyage into the Atlantic, traveling north into Arctic waters and south into the more tropical climbs of the Caribbean. There are superb photos of the officers and crew both above and below decks, including some unique shots of the crew during their stint on a magnificent sail training vessel. Other stunning shots show the vessels mighty weapons during gunnery practice during her sea trials. This unique collection gives a close up view of one of the most powerful ships of World War Two, a ship that proved to be a persistent thorn in the side of the Royal Navy until sunk in Norway towards the end of the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848846685
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 03/14/2012
Series: Images of War Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 901,327
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Diane Canwell has written widely on historical subjects, in particular on military and aviation history, and has long been fascinated by the history of Norfolk and its military heritage. Among her many books are The RAF Air Sea Rescue Service 1918-1986, The Battle of Jutland and Air War Malta.

Jonathan Sutherland has written widely on historical subjects, in particular on military and aviation history, and has long been fascinated by the history of Norfolk and its military heritage. Among his many books are The RAF Air Sea Rescue Service 1918-1986, The Battle of Jutland and Air War Malta.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 The RAD Service 7

Chapter 2 Horst Wessel 23

Chapter 3 Aboard the Schleswig Holstein 63

Chapter 4 Tirpitz 93

Chapter 5 Prisoner of War 118

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