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  • German E-boats 1939-45 by Gordon Williamson
    German E-boats 1939-45 (English, Paperback)

    Germany was well-served in World War II by her Navy's smaller vessels, in particular the U-boats and the S-boats. Known to the Allies as "E-boats" (E being indicative of "Enemy"), this volume examines the sterling duties and achievements of the E-boats.

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  • German Pocket Battleships 1939-45 by Gordon Williamson
    German Pocket Battleships 1939-45 (English, Paperback)

    At the end of World War I the German Navy came up with the concept of the pocket battleship. This title covers the three sister ships - the "Deutschland", the "Admiral Graf Spee" and the "Admiral Scheer" which formed the core of the Kriegsmarine's fighting power at the start of World War II.

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  • Kriegsmarine U-boats, 1939-45: v. 2 by Gordon Williamson
    Kriegsmarine U-boats, 1939-45: v. 2 (English, Paperback)

    This title, following on from Volume One, charts the continuing development of the German U-boat. It covers the development of the Type IX as a long-range "cruiser" intended for solo operations in distant waters, and the revolutionary Type XXI, the first true submarine rather than submersible.

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  • U-boat Tactics in World War II by Gordon Williamson
    U-boat Tactics in World War II (English, Paperback)

    Used in a variety of roles, from coastal patrolling through to the combined actions of convey-hunting 'wolf packs', the tactics used by U-Boats were diverse. This book analyses how the U-boats dominated the seas, and how the cracking of the Enigma code effectively hamstrung them, greatly reducing their impact.

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  • German Destroyers 1939-45 by Gordon Williamson
    German Destroyers 1939-45 (English, Paperback)

    This work details the German vessels involved in the infamous naval battle at Narvik, where the Royal Navy destroyed half of the German naval force. It describes the destroyers' design, development and operational use from the fjords of Narvik to the final days of the war.

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  • Afrika Korps, 1941-43 by Gordon Williamson
    Afrika Korps, 1941-43 (English, Paperback)

    Describes the organization, uniforms and equipment of the Third Reich's elite North African soldiers. The author gives a history of the North Africa campaign, but also detailed operational histories of the Afrikakorps' constituent units and examines their equipment and insignia.

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  • The Waffen-SS: 1. to 5. Divisions v. 1 by Gordon Williamson
    The Waffen-SS: 1. to 5. Divisions v. 1 (English, Paperback)

    In the 1920s, a group was formed within the SA to serve as Hotler's bodyguard. They became known as the SS - Schutz Staffeln, or "protection squads". This work covers the first five Waffen-SS divisions, including the famous SS Panzer Division "Wiking".

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  • The Waffen-SS (2) by Gordon Williamson
    The Waffen-SS (2) (English, Paperback)

    The military branch of the Nazi SS security organisation grew by the end of World War II from a handful of poorly regarded infantry battalions in 1939, into a force of more than 30 divisions including units of every type. This text details their organisation, uniforms and insignia and their battle record.

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  • U-boat Bases and Bunkers 1940-45 by Gordon Williamson
    U-boat Bases and Bunkers 1940-45 (English, Paperback)

    This work takes a look at the formidable U-boat bases and bunkers built on the French coast in Norway and Germany, and also focuses on the huge "Valentin" factory complex at Bremen, which manufactured the new type XXI electro-boats.

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  • German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45 by Gordon Williamson
    German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45 (English, Paperback)

    An examination of one of the most successful ships used by the German Navy between 1939 and 1945, despite only five being built: the Admiral Hipper, the Blucher, The Prinz Eugen, the Seydlitz and the Lutzow. It details the design, development and operational history of these heavy cruisers.

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  • The Waffen-SS: v. 3 by Gordon Williamson
    The Waffen-SS: v. 3 (English, Paperback)

    In the early 1920s, a tiny group was formed within the SA to serve as Hitler's personal bodyguard. Originally labelled the 'Stosstruppe Adolf Hitler,' they later became known as the SS - Schutz Staffeln. From these humble beginnings, the SS rose to the strength of 38 divisions of over 800,000 men by 1945.

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  • The Hermann Goring Division by Gordon Williamson
    The Hermann Goring Division (English, Paperback)

    The unit named after the Reichsmarschall started out as a Prussian Police regiment under Goring's control during the period of consolidation of Nazi power. With the outbreak of war it became a ground combat unitof his Luftwaffe. This work provides details of this crack unit.

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  • The Waffen-ss: v. 4 by Gordon Williamson
    The Waffen-ss: v. 4 (English, Paperback)

    In the last years of World War II, 1944?45, the Waffen-SS formed many nominal 'divisions' from a motley range of sources, whose battlefield value was as varied as their backgrounds. The best were built around existing Western European volunteer regiments; some, raised from Central Europeans and Russians, were strong in numbers but weak in morale; some were of negligible size, scraped together from...

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  • German Battleships 1939-45 by Gordon Williamson
    German Battleships 1939-45 (English, Paperback)

    This series covers the capital ships of the German Navy of World War II, this volume examines the design, development and operational use of the battleships used by the Kriegsmarine. The sinking of the Bismarck is also covered.

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  • German Light Cruisers 1939-45 by Gordon Williamson
    German Light Cruisers 1939-45 (English, Paperback)

    A study of Germany's fleet of light cruisers between 1939 and 1945. There were only six vessels in the fleet: the Emden, Leipzig, Koln, Konigsberg, Karlsruhe and Nurnberg. This text describes their design, development and varied operational history throughout the course of World War II.

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  • U-boats of the Kaiser's Navy by Gordon Williamson
    U-boats of the Kaiser's Navy (English, Paperback)

    One of the greatest threats to Britain during World War I was the German U-Boat menace. Gordon Williamson traces the development of the U-Boat from the Brandtaucher, designed by Wilhelm Bauer in 1850, through to the commissioning of Germany's first U-Boat to go into service, the U-1, in 1906.

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  • German Security and Police Soldier 1939-45 by Gordon Williamson
    German Security and Police Soldier 1939-45 (English, Paperback)

    The security units of the Third Reich were many and diverse, yet often an oversimplified view is projected of these organizations. This title provides a detailed and informed picture of the variety of operations and duties, as well as the motivation and behaviour of the men involved.

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  • Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-1945: v. 1 by Gordon Williamson
    Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-1945: v. 1 (English, Paperback)

    This volume on Germany's World War II U-boats traces their development through the early U-boats of the Kaiser's navy, the prohibition on Germany having U-boats following the Armistice in 1918 and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles to the formation of the 1st U-boat Flotilla in 1935.

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  • Kettenhund! by Gordon Williamson
    Kettenhund! (English, Hardback)

    A study of the organisational structure, uniforms and insignia of Germany's feared military police formations during the Second World War

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  • World War II German Battle Insignia by Gordon Williamson
    World War II German Battle Insignia (English, Paperback)

    This book lists, explains, describes and illustrates in detail the arm shields, cuff titles, medals, and battle badges worn by the German Army, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS ground troops from 1939-45, including a number of rare and controversial insignia.

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