The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945

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Naval Institute Press, 2004 - History - 308 pages
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O'Hara, a cartographer, provides the operational details of 69 surface actions and the context of each battle within a general overview of the naval war between 1939 and 1945. He supplements the narrative with maps, summary tables, and information on combat conditions and background, and also lists participants and the size, speed, and arrangements

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Opening Rounds
The Invasion of Norway
The English Channel and the High Seas
The Bismarck Cycle of Battles
Actions in Soviet Waters
The English Channel and the French Coast
Battles of the Polar Sea
The Eastern Mediterranean
Actions in the English Channel and French
Actions in the English Channel
The Western Mediterranean
Norway and the Baltic

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Page 294 - John, ed., The War at Sea: The British Navy in World War II, New York: William Morrow & Co., 1967.

About the author (2004)

Vincent P. O'Hara and Enrico Cernuschi, whose work is well-known for advancing an understanding of Italy's role in the Second World War, have previously collaborated on Dark Navy: the Regia Marina and the Armistice of 8 September 1943 and sixteen articles that have appeared in publications and annuals such as Naval War College Review, Warship, Seaforth Naval Review, and World War II. They have also written two chapters covering the Regia Marina's doctrine, development, logistic and organization during the First and Second World Wars which form a part of the naval bestsellers, On Seas Contested and To Crown the Waves published by the Naval Institute Press in 2010 and 2013 respectively. O'Hara is the author, co-author or editor of nine books. His recent major works include German Fleet at War (2004); The U.S. Navy against the Axis (2007); Struggle for the Middle Sea (2009) and In Passage Perilous (2012). Cernuschi has authored or co-authored eighteen books including the authoritative Le navi da guerra italiane, (2003). Recent works include Navi e Quattrini (2013), ULTRA. La fine di un mito (2014) and Battaglie sconosciute: Storia della Regia Marina durante la Grande Guerra (2014)

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