Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by Felix C » 07 Jan 2017 02:43

Recommend two books. Both by Lawrence Paterson.
http://www.usni.org/store/books/spring- ... -flotillas

https://www.amazon.com/Schnellboots-Law ... 1848320833

I have read the Schnellboot book and it is a very well done. I expect the same from the security flotilla book. LP uses KTBs as his source. Typically very well done.

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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by ProxyCentauri » 26 Feb 2017 19:21

Cannot see anyone has mentioned 'Schlachtschiff Bismarck', written by the 4.Artilleryofficer on board and the officer with the highest rank
that survived, Baron von Mullenheim-Rechberg.
Since I was a little boy and found 'Sink The Bismarck' written by Sir L.Kennedy this ship has been one of my
passions of military history and I dare say I have read and seen quite a lot regarding her. To this day I havent found anything that
catches what must have been the spirit of her crew, the complicated reasoning her leadership had to do, her battles with
HMS Hood and HMS Prince of Wales, her last fight etc
I would clearly recommend it
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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by biercemountain » 20 Mar 2017 01:01

Years ago I bought "The German Navy in World War II" by Edward P. Von der Porten. Provides a good overview of the Kriegsmarine from both a military and political standpoint.

My go-to resource for information on the ships of the Kriegsmarine is "Battleships - Axis and Neutral Battleships in World War II" by William H. Garzke, Jr. and Robert O. Dulin, Jr. An investment, but worth every penny.

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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by Goofer » 28 Mar 2017 09:22

@ProxyCentauri
Since I was a little boy and found 'Sink The Bismarck' written by Sir L.Kennedy this ship has been one of my
passions of military history and I dare say I have read and seen quite a lot regarding her. To this day I haven't found anything that
catches what must have been the spirit of her crew, the complicated reasoning her leadership had to do, her battles with
HMS Hood and HMS Prince of Wales, her last fight etc
I would clearly recommend it
You have misremembered the books. Sink the Bismarck was an account of the sortie by C. S. Forester with very little hard data, basically a novelization. The same book also seems to have been published under other titles. Sir Ludovic Kennedy wrote Pursuit: the Chase and Sinking of the Battleship Bismarck, which was a well-researched history. The author participated in that action as an officer in HM Destroyer Tartar.

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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by kidcanvas » 13 Jan 2018 20:19

nobody knows more about and has done more over the last 3 decades for the Kriegsmarine than Harry Cooper Of The SharkHunter Organization,Nobody..
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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by Polar bear » 15 Jan 2018 08:35

hi,
kidcanvas wrote:nobody knows more about and has done more over the last 3 decades for the Kriegsmarine than Harry Cooper Of The SharkHunter Organization,Nobody..
As one says, I beg to differ :
There was Professor Jürgen Rohwer, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%BCrgen_Rohwer and http://www.wlb-stuttgart.de/seekrieg/chronik.htm

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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by HR715 » 24 Feb 2020 22:02

I would put the late Jurgen Rohwer light years ahead of HC and "Sharkhunters", no offense to the "Sharkhunters".

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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by Geglov2 » 01 Jan 2021 18:23

1944. Liste der Kriegsschiffsneubauten der deutschen Kriegsmarine, Stand Anfang April 1944. Список строящихся новых боевых кораблей германских Кригсмарине по состоянию на начало апреля 1944 г., (на нем. яз.), 76 стр., 15,00 Мб., PDF.

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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by Geglov2 » 01 Jan 2021 18:24

1941. Laufende Befehle des Oberkommandos der Kriegsmarine (OKM) und geheime Anlagen zu den Befehlen für das Jahr 1941. Hrsg. vom Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine. Текущие приказы Главного командования кригсмарине (ОКМ) и секретные приложения к ним за 1941 г. Изданы Главным командованием кригсмарине., 262 стр., 69,00 Мб., PDF.

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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by Geglov2 » 01 Jan 2021 18:24

1941. Marineverordnungsblatt des Oberkommandos der Kriegsmarine für das Jahr 1941. Hrsg. vom Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine. Сборник указаний и распоряжений Главного командования кригсмарине за 1941 г. Издан Главным командованием кригсмарине. (на нем. яз.), 1042 стр., 507,00 Мб., PDF.

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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by Geglov2 » 01 Jan 2021 18:25

1942. Rangliste der deutschen Kriegsmarine nach dem Stand vom 1. Oktober 1942. (Список офицерского состава германских Кригсмарине по состоянию на 1 октября 1942 г.), на нем. яз., 369 стр., 85,00 Мб., PDF.

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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by Geglov2 » 01 Jan 2021 18:26

1943. Rangliste der deutschen Kriegsmarine nach dem Stand vom 1. Dezember 1943. (Список офицерского состава германских Кригсмарине по состоянию на 1 декабря 1943 г.), 322 стр., 77,00 Мб., PDF.

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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by Geglov2 » 01 Jan 2021 18:26

1944. Rangliste der deutschen Kriegsmarine nach dem Stand vom 1. September 1944. (списки офицеров плавающего состава Кригсмарине по выслуге лет)., на нем. яз., 266 стр., 59,00 Мб., PDF.

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Re: Recommended reading on the Kriegsmarine

Post by Geglov2 » 01 Jan 2021 18:27

1944. Vorschlagslisten für die Verleihung der Kriegsauszeichnungen an die Spezialisten der Kriegsproduktion für die Jahre 1943 – 1944. (Представления и списки к награждению военными орденами и медалями специалистов военной промышленности за 1943 – 1944 гг.), 303 стр., 70,00 Мб., PDF.

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