Tirpitz

The Life and Death of Germany's Last Super Battleship

Michael Tamelander, Niklas Zetterling

Slightly larger than her sibling, the Bismark, the Tirpitz was equally capable of destroying any other battleship afloat, as well as wreak havoc on Allied troop and supply convoys. For the next three and a half years the Allies launched a variety of attacks to remove Germany's last serious surface threat.
Date Published :
September 2013
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781612001982
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$18.95

Overview
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After the Royal Navy’s bloody high seas campaign to kill the mighty Bismarck, the Allies were left with an uncomfortable truth—the German behemoth had a twin sister. Slightly larger than her sibling, the Tirpitz was equally capable of destroying any other battleship afloat, as well as wreak havoc on Allied troop and supply convoys. For the next three and a half years the Allies launched a variety of attacks to remove Germany’s last serious surface threat.

“A thorough treatment, including material from interviews with survivors of their sinkings and the impact they had on the naval war in the Atlantic."—Seapower

"The authors have woven Tirpitz's story quite well, and in doing so explain the strategic implications and dramatic battles surrounding the super battleship. Their book is an excellent study of an aspect of naval strategy the Germans used with such aplomb . . . a welcome addition to my library."—Naval Historical Foundation

About The Author
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Niklas Zetterling is a military historian and researcher at the Swedish Defense College. His previous books include Bismarck, The Korsun Pocket, and The Drive on Moscow, 1941.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Preface
Prologue

Nordmeer
“A Wonderful Opportunity”
The War at Sea—The Initial Years
New Weapons, Indirect Strategies
Operation Chariot
The Arctic Convoys
PQ15 and PQ16
Prelude to Operation Rösselsprung
PQ17—The Tragedy
“Convoy is to Scatter”
Operation Title—The Human Torpedos
Wunderland
PQ18—The Battling Convoy
Shetlands-Larsen and the Fishing Boat
“Have you any use for peats?”
The Shifting Balance
The Midget Submarines
Sizilien—The One Offensive
Operation Source Begins
Ostfront
Tungsten
The Russian Adventure
Operation Obviate
Catechism
The Tirpitz Sinks
The Tirpitz and the War in the Arctic

Notes
Archival Records
Published Sources

REVIEWS
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“… accurately synthesizes the available work on Allied efforts to destroy the battleship into one entertaining read... comes alive in its descriptions…well organized…”

- Globe at War

“…effectively weaves the story of the battleship into the pattern of the war…A very good account of the Tirpitz and of the naval war in the North Atlantic and Norwegian waters.

- The NYMAS Review

“…a riveting story…well structured and keeps the reader engaged…”

- Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History and Culture

“The authors have woven Tirpitz’s story quite well and in doing so explain the strategic implications and dramatic battles surrounding the super battleship. Their book is an excellent study of an aspect of naval strategy the Germans used with such aplomb….a welcome addition to my library.”

- Naval Historical Foundation

"…a thorough treatment, including material from interviews with survivors of their sinkings and the impact they had on the naval war in the Atlantic."

- Seapower

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