The Battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau

Volume 1

Miroslaw Skwiot, Mariusz Motyka

The battleships of the Kriegsmarine are only four vessels in total, which they managed to put into operational service in 1935-1941. The first two of those, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, did not make as spectacular combat career as the other two.
Date Published :
March 2021
Publisher :
Kagero
Series :
Hard Cover Series
Illustration :
200 photos; 32 Stereoscopic photos; 309 3D visualization; 8 3D anaglyphs; 1:200, 1:11, 1:50, 1:25 scale drawings
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9788366673151
Pages : 292
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$59.95

Overview
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The battleships of the Kriegsmarine are only four vessels in total, which they managed to put into operational service in 1935-1941. The first two of those, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, did not make as spectacular combat career as the other two. So far, no extensive memories of seamen sailing them have appeared, because their career practically boiled down to staying in a port, dock or roadstead until they sank or the hostilities ended. The current publication is a form of compromise between combat operations, shortened in it to a necessary minimum, in the case of Scharnhorst, and a broader description of use of the wreck of Gneisenau after the war, and a photo album that represents life on the ship.

About The Author
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Miroslaw Skwiot is the author of numerous books and articles about naval warfare published during 1986-2014. Among others he published monographs of the battleships 'Bismarck' and 'Nagato', Japanese aircraft carriers 'Akagi' and 'Kaga', books 'Pearl Harbor', 'Operation Rheinübung', 'Japanese battleships', 'Heavy cruisers of Admiral Hipper' class and dozens of articles on naval topics.

In his foreign language literary output he managed to sell copyright to English editions of:
'Hunting the Bismarck', 'German Navals Guns 1939 – 1945', 'German Capital Ships',
'Bismarck i Tirpitz' and Japanese publications about 'Bismarck' and 'Tirpitz'.

At the age of fifteen, inspired by a TV program “The Sea”, Mariusz Motyka took interest in building cardboard models of warships. Suddenly, ten years had passed and the passion for cardboard models evolved into creation of 3D graphics. Mariusz’s other interests include audio equipment and cycling, which he pursues as an amateur road racer. He is a happily married father of two.

REVIEWS
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"History buffs will enjoy the first one-third of the book and those with modeling interests will find the rest quite inspirational."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"Not only do you get a full development, construction, and operational history, but are treated to a bevy of excellent period photos."

- ModelingMadness.Com

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