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Secret Raiders Paperback – 1 Jul 1975

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  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: New English Library Ltd; New edition edition (1 July 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0450024512
  • ISBN-13: 978-0450024511
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 988,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Secret Raiders" by David Woodward is an excellent survey history of Germany' WW II auxiliary cruisers. The voyages of the Atlantis, Komet, Orion, Kormoran and others are chronicled in a fast paced history. Allied naval counter efforts, eventually succesful, are woven through the narrative.The Secret Raiders. The story of the operations of the German armed merchant raiders in the Second World War. With plates
For those interested in that naval era, David Woodward has also written an excellent history of the German Battleship Tirpitz, entitled "Tirpitz". Her existence helped make the initial raider voyages successful by tying down large British naval units. Finally, with great determination and innovation, British forces sunk Tirpitz in a Norwegian Fjord. This book puts the reader into battle against Tirpitz as she moved around the frozen fjords and seas of North Norway.
For those interested in more of the day-to-day life aboard a German Pocket Battleship Raider, Captain Krancke, commander of the Admiral Scheer, wrote a memoir of her raiding days. Entitled "The Battleship Scheer" Battleship Scheer, it brings the reader along on a voyage from the North Atlantic all the way South to the Indian Ocean. Including is his account of the attack on Atlantic Convoy HX 84, including its heroic defense by the British auxiliary cruiser "Jervis Bay". We are treated with vivid descriptions of weather difficulties, the German supply system, life on board a battleship, ship to ship combat, and cooperation between Admiral Scheer and Germany' auxiliary cruisers.
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HASH(0xa4cc90d8) out of 5 stars An Interesting Sidelight 20 Jun. 2015
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At the beginning of World War II, Gernany sought to repeat a tactic from the First World War and began reconstructing merchant ships as armed ships of war. Donning various disguises they sailed the oceans seeking ships to seize or sink. They achieved substantial successes, but their most important contribution was probably the dislocation of Allied resources they caused. Their greatest military success was the sinking of the of the Australian cruiser Sydney by the Kormoran; their greatest failure was the sinking of the Stier by the lightly armed American liberty ship Stephen Hopkins. There was always difficulty in maintaining and supplying the raiders, but by 1943 it was becoming impossible, in the face of Allied strength and vigilance, to get them out into the open ocean. It is worth noting that although the German commanders served a murderous regime, they were for the most part honorable men who complied with international law. Only one was tried as a war criminal. This is a fine study of an little remembered sidelight to the Second World War.
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