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An Illustrated Data Guide to Submarines of World War II
Chant, Christopher
ISBN: 1855018659
Tiger Books International  1997 
 Pictorial Cover Used book, very slight rubbing to cover, otherwise in excellent condition. 77 pages. A compact illustrated directory with full details and specifications. Over 20,000 words of expert text and data covering 25 of the worlds classes of Submarines in service during WW2.  Very Good
Price: $7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005000  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Axis Midget Submarines 1939-45
Prenatt, J; Stille M
ISBN: 9781472801227
Osprey Pub Co  2014 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG212. During World War II, Germany, Japan, and Italy built approximately 2,000 small, inherently stealthy, naval craft to perform special operations and conventional naval missions. Much more numerous and more technically advanced than their Allied counterparts, they saw service worldwide, operating in the Pacific, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Indian Ocean, North Sea, and the English channel. Manned by courageous crews, these vessels made daring attacks on Allied ships in heavily protected anchorages using torpedoes and mines. Most notable were attacks against Gibraltar - launched from an Italian cargo vessel interred in nearby neutral Spain that had been converted into a clandestine support base and equipped with an underwater hatch - and Pearl Harbor. They were used against shipping in coastal waters and, near the end of the war, in desperate attempts to offset their opponents' overwhelming naval superiority during the US advance across the Pacific and the Allied amphibious landings in France and Italy. This volume will detail the history, weapons, and operations of German, Japanese, and Italian midget submarines.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008160  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battleships Nelson & Rodney
Koszela, Witold
ISBN: 9788365958358
Mushroom Model Publications  2020 
 Pictorial Cover New book, 120 pages. 18 colour profiles, 70 pages of scale drawings. This is a compilation which brings together in one volume technical descriptions of the Royal Navy's Nelson Class battleships. The Nelson class comprised just two battleships (the Nelson and Rodney), built shortly after, and under the terms of, the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. They were the only British battleships built between the Revenge class (ordered in 1913) and the King George V class, ordered in 1936. They served extensively in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian oceans during World War II. The Rodney was made famous by her role in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941. The author describes their technical aspects, precisely describing the differences between them. Both ships are described and illustrated with full technical specifications.  As New
Price: $56.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009493  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battleships Nelson & Rodney
Koszela, Witold
ISBN: 9788365958358
Mushroom Model Publications  2020 
 Pictorial Cover New book, 120 pages. 18 colour profiles, 70 pages of scale drawings. This is a compilation which brings together in one volume technical descriptions of the Royal Navy's Nelson Class battleships. The Nelson class comprised just two battleships (the Nelson and Rodney), built shortly after, and under the terms of, the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. They were the only British battleships built between the Revenge class (ordered in 1913) and the King George V class, ordered in 1936. They served extensively in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian oceans during World War II. The Rodney was made famous by her role in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941. The author describes their technical aspects, precisely describing the differences between them. Both ships are described and illustrated with full technical specifications.  As New
Price: $56.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009494  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battleships Nelson & Rodney
Koszela, Witold
ISBN: 9788365958358
Mushroom Model Publications  2020 
 Pictorial Cover New book, 120 pages. 18 colour profiles, 70 pages of scale drawings. This is a compilation which brings together in one volume technical descriptions of the Royal Navy's Nelson Class battleships. The Nelson class comprised just two battleships (the Nelson and Rodney), built shortly after, and under the terms of, the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. They were the only British battleships built between the Revenge class (ordered in 1913) and the King George V class, ordered in 1936. They served extensively in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian oceans during World War II. The Rodney was made famous by her role in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941. The author describes their technical aspects, precisely describing the differences between them. Both ships are described and illustrated with full technical specifications.  As New
Price: $56.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009492  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 9781849080798
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG168. With war against Germany looming, Britain pushed forward its carrier program in the late 1930s. In 1938, the Royal Navy launched the HMS Ark Royal, its first-ever purpose-built aircraft carrier. This was quickly followed by others, including the highly-successful Illustrious class. Smaller and tougher than their American cousins, the British carriers were designed to fight in the tight confines of the North Sea and the Mediterranean. Over the next six years, these carriers battled the Axis powers in every theatre, attacking Italian naval bases, hunting the Bismark, and even joining the fight in the Pacific. This book tells the story of the small, but resilient, carriers and the crucial role they played in the British war effort.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005619  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Battlecruisers 1939-1945
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 184176633X
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG088. 40 photos, 8 pages of colour illustrations. Early British battlecruisers were not a "failed design" as is so often claimed, but a very successful and revolutionary one that was critical to, and instrumental in, Britain winning the naval war of 1914-18. This book contains new information on these innovative ships, using previously untapped evidence from the wrecks of the sunken battlecruisers and detailed analysis of admiralty records to show why Admiral Fisher's famous battlecruiser concept was a revolution that drew together technological breakthroughs, global communications and intelligence gathering to create the first worldwide rapid-response task force.   As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001541  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Battleships 1939-45 (1): Queen Elizabeth and Royal Sovereign Classes
Konstam; Angus
ISBN: 9781846033889
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages. With the outbreak of World War II, Britain’s Royal Navy and her fleet of battleships would be at the forefront of her defence. Yet ten of the 12 battleships were already over 20 years old, having served in World War I, and required extensive modifications to allow them to perform a vital service throughout the six long years of conflict. This title offers a comprehensive review of the development of these British battleships from their initial commissioning to their peacetime modifications and wartime service, with detailed descriptions of the effectiveness of the main armament of individual ships. With specially commissioned artwork and a dramatic re-telling of key battleship conflicts, this book will highlight what it was like on board for the sailors who risked their lives on the high seas.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003688  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Battleships 1939-45 (2): Nelson and King George V Classes
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 9781846033896
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG160. With the outbreak of World War II, Britain’s Royal Navy and her fleet of battleships would be at the forefront of her defence. Yet ten of the twelve battleships were already over twenty years old, having served in World War I, and required extensive modifications to allow them to perform a vital service throughout the six long years of conflict. This title offers a comprehensive review of the seven battleships of the Nelson and King George V classes from their initial commissioning to their peacetime modifications and wartime service. Moreover, with specially commissioned artwork and a dramatic re-telling of key battles, such as the duel between the Bismark and HMS Rodney, this book will highlight what it was like on board for the sailors who risked their lives on the high seas.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004016  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Escort Carriers 1941-45
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 9781472836250
Osprey Pub Co  2019 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG274. In 1941, as the Battle of the Atlantic raged and ship losses mounted, the British Admiralty desperately tried to find ways to defeat the U-Boat threat to Britain's maritime lifeline. Facing a shortage of traditional aircraft carriers and shore-based aircraft, the Royal Navy, as a stopgap measure, converted merchant ships into small ‘escort carriers'. These were later joined by a growing number of American-built escort carriers, sent as part of the Lend-Lease agreement. The typical Escort Carrier was small, slow and vulnerable, but it could carry about 18 aircraft, which gave the convoys a real chance to detect and sink dangerous U-Boats. Collectively, their contribution to an Allied victory was immense, particularly in the long and gruelling campaigns fought in the Atlantic and Arctic. Illustrated throughout with detailed full-colour artwork and contemporary photographs, this fascinating study explores in detail how these adaptable ships had such an enormous impact on the outcome of World War II's European Theatre.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009429  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Heavy Cruisers 1939-45
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 9781849086868
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG190. The idea of a heavy cruiser emerged in the aftermath of the First World War, and was closely linked to the limits set by the inter-war Washington Treaty on naval armament. The pre-Great War concept of armoured cruisers had been abandoned, but in their stead the Admiralty saw a place for powerful cruisers, able to patrol the sea lanes of the British Empire, and which were well-enough armed that they could destroy enemy commerce cruisers of the kind used by the Germans in the last war. The result was a group of British warships which were collectively known as the "Washington Treaty Cruisers", which did everything the Admiralty wanted, but which fitted within the limits imposed by the Washington Treaty - an armament of 8-inch guns, and a displacement of less than 10,000 tons. These impressive cruisers were high-sided, spacious and stately - perfect peacetime ambassadors for British power. In war they also packed a considerable punch. While they all carried powerful 8-inch guns, they were also given an effective armoured belt, making them proof against any foreign cruisers then in service. During the Second World War the Royal Navy's thirteen heavy cruisers saw service in every theatre of war, whether taking part in major sea battles in the Mediterranean, delivering the coup de grace to the Bismarck in the North Atlantic, or enduring the unwanted attention of kamikaze pilots in the Pacific.   As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006045  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Light Cruisers 1939-45
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 9781849086844
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG194. The light cruiser was a natural development of the sailing frigate - a fast multi-purpose warship that could patrol the sea lanes, protect convoys and scout for enemy battle fleets. By the inter-war period the need for this type of ship was even more important, given the increasing need for protection from aircraft, and the need to screen the fleet from submarines or destroyers. Wartime experience had shown that the British light cruiser was one of the most versatile types of ship in the Royal Navy, able to protect other warships, bombard enemy shores, guard life-saving convoys and intercept and destroy enemy warships. These were truly the workhorses of the wartime Royal Navy. While the battleships and carriers grabbed the headlines, these sleek, elegant warships quietly got on with the job of securing control of the seas.   As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006695  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Power Boat Company MTBs, MGBs and MA/SBS: Motor Torpedo Boats, Motor Gun Boats, and Motor Anti-Submarine Boats
Smith, Mark
ISBN: 9780993093418
Mark Smith  2015 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages. In the 1930s, Hubert Scott-Paine's British Power Boat Company built the first Motor Torpedo Boats to be ordered by the Royal Navy since the First World War. Despite this, BPBCo lost the competition to build larger and more capable designs to Vosper, whose name has become synonymous with 'MTB'. However, BPBCo's designs did see intense service with the Royal Navy (and others) as Motor Gun Boats and Motor Anti-Submarine Boats. Thanks to Scott-Paine, the Packard V-12 became available through Lend-Lease, becoming the standard marine engine in British fast boats built by Camper & Nicholson, Fairmile, Vosper and Whites. The 71ft 6in design began life as a pure gunboat, but thanks to the efforts and experience of people such as Lt. Cdr Robert Hichens DSO* DCS** RNVR, became a true dual purpose MTB/MGB - probably the best British 'short' boat of the Second World War. The colour profiles in this book - the second in a series - detail the colour schemes and equipment of BPBCo's 60, 63, 70 and 71 feet long motor gun boats, motor anti-submarine boats and motor torpedo boats.  As New
Price: $39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008224  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Submarines 1939-45
McCartney, Innes
ISBN: 1846030072
Osprey Pub Co United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG129. 37 photos, 7 pages of colour illustrations. The submarine was the invisible but formidable weapon of the Royal Navy during World War II. This book examines the three major classes - ‘S’, ‘T’ and ‘U’ - detailing their design, development and modification. The major submarine engagements of the war are recounted, including the Norwegian campaign, the battle of Malta in March 1942, Operation Pedestal, and many other engagements in all theatres between the British subs, German U-Boats and Japanese subs. Using many previously unpublished sources and his own extensive underwater explorations, Innes McCartney gives a highly detailed account of the British submarine.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004972  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Churchill's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organisation, 1939-1945
Lavery, Brian
ISBN: 9781844860357
Conway Maritime Press  2006 
 Hard Cover New book, 288 pages, 150 illustrations. The history of the Royal Navy during the Second World War is an epic story of heroism and defiance, of stinging defeats but glorious triumphs. Typically books tend to concentrate on the battle history of the navy, and of course this book also examines this topic from convoys to amphibious war, from submarine operations to the last gunnery battles in the Atlantic. But it also looks at the ships themselves, recruitment, and the life and career paths of the officers that commanded and the men and women who served, the technical developments that influenced operations and tactics. It details the composition of the surface and submarine navy from the smallest torpedo boat to the massive battleships and aircraft carriers. This work will provide the most comprehensive assessment of all aspects of Churchill's Navy.  As New/As New
Price: $56.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005226  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Destroyer HMCS Haida
Bakker, Rindert
ISBN: 9789086161966
Lanasta  2016 
 Soft Cover New book, 52 pages, HMCS Haida was a Tribal-class destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) from 1943-1963. Haida sank more enemy surface tonnage than any other Canadian warship. In the Korean War the ship did two tours of duty. She is also the only surviving Tribal-class destroyer out of 27 vessels that were constructed between 1937-1945 for the Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and the Royal Canadian Navy.  As New
Price: $27.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008460  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Destroyer HMCS Haida
Bakker, Rindert
ISBN: 9789086161966
Lanasta  2016 
 Soft Cover New book, 52 pages, HMCS Haida was a Tribal-class destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) from 1943-1963. Haida sank more enemy surface tonnage than any other Canadian warship. In the Korean War the ship did two tours of duty. She is also the only surviving Tribal-class destroyer out of 27 vessels that were constructed between 1937-1945 for the Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and the Royal Canadian Navy.  As New
Price: $27.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008575  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Destroyer HMCS Haida
Bakker, Rindert
ISBN: 9789086161966
Lanasta  2016 
 Soft Cover New book, 52 pages, HMCS Haida was a Tribal-class destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) from 1943-1963. Haida sank more enemy surface tonnage than any other Canadian warship. In the Korean War the ship did two tours of duty. She is also the only surviving Tribal-class destroyer out of 27 vessels that were constructed between 1937-1945 for the Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and the Royal Canadian Navy.  As New
Price: $27.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008574  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fighting Ships of World War II
Marriot, Leo
ISBN: 1840374160
Airlife Publishing  2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 112 pages. This book includes the principle ships that were engaged in the war at sea between 1939 and 1945. The mighty battleships and cruisers that roamed the oceans, great aircraft carriers deployed in the Mediterranean and Pacific campaigns and teh hard-pressed destroyers and U boats engaged in the Battle of the Atlantic are all described and illustrated. The proudest ships of the British, American, German, Italian, French and Japanese navies evoke memories of the momentous sea battles that changed the course of the war. Bismark, Scharnhorst, Hood, Ark Royal, Enterprise and Yamato are well known large capital ships, but most of the smaller ships were better known by their class, and names like Tribal, Fletcher and Buckley represent many of the numerous work horses of naval might. The book is divided into sections on battleships and battlecruisers, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and submarines. Specifications include displacement, length, draught, power plant, speed and range, complement and weapons.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004186  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Battleships 1939-1945: Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Bismark, Tirpitz
Wiper, Steve
ISBN: 9780985714918
Classic Warships Publishing  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages. This book is a photo album of the four battleships of the Kriegsmarine, as the appeared during the Second World War, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Bismark, and the Tirpitz are covered in a chronological format, with many rare photos, providing the viewer with a unique overall perspective of Germany's mightiest warships of the period, from the beginning of the war to its conclusion.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008976  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Battleships 1939-1945: Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Bismark, Tirpitz
Wiper, Steve
ISBN: 9780985714918
Classic Warships Publishing  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages. This book is a photo album of the four battleships of the Kriegsmarine, as the appeared during the Second World War, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Bismark, and the Tirpitz are covered in a chronological format, with many rare photos, providing the viewer with a unique overall perspective of Germany's mightiest warships of the period, from the beginning of the war to its conclusion.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008977  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Commerce Raider Vs British Cruiser: The Atlantic & The Pacific 1941
Forzyk, Robert
ISBN: 9781846039188
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE27. During World War II, the Kriegsmarine armed a number of merchant vessels with concealed guns and torpedo tubes for surprise attacks against Allied shipping. To counter this deadly threat, the Royal Navy employed cruisers and their intelligence-gathering apparatus to find and destroy the disguised German commerce raiders. This Duel title covers the deadly game of cat and mouse, fought by these surface vessels during World War II. Contents: Introduction, Design and development, Technical Specifications, The Combatants, Combat, Statistics and Analysis, Conclusion, Further Reading.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004625  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Destroyers 1939-1945
Williamson, Gordon; Volstad, Ron
ISBN: 9781841765044
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG091. 40 photos, 8 pages of colour illustrations. The German destroyer fleet of World War II consisted of nine classes: the Diether Von Roeder Class, the Leberecht Maas Class and the wartime classes Z23, Z35, Z37, Z40, Z43, Z46 and Z52. These vessels, though fewer in number than the British destroyer fleet, tended to be much bigger and more powerful than their allied counterparts. They served their country well in operations in the Channel, North Sea, the Far North and in the rescue of civilians from East Prussia during the final days of the war. This title describes their design, development and operational use from the fjords of Narvik to the final days of the war.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005691  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45
Williamson, Gordon; Volstad, Ron
ISBN: 1841765023
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG081. 42 photos, 8 pages of colour illustrations. The development of this excellent and successful class of warship only became possible after the Anglo-German naval agreement of 1935 eased restrictions on the types of ship Germany could build; even then only five of the class were permitted: the Admiral Hipper, the Blücher, the Prinz Eugen, the Seydlitz and the Lützow. These Cruisers were designed for Atlantic operations and had eight 8 inch guns, 12 10.5 cm heavy anti-aircraft guns and 17 smaller calibre anti aircraft guns as well as twelve torpedo tubes and their own compliment of up to six aircraft. This title covers the design, development and operational history of the Heavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper class.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007541  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Light Cruisers 1939-1945
Williamson, Gordon; Volstad, Ron
ISBN: 1841765031
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG084. 40 photos, 8 pages of colour illustrations. The German Navy of World War II was small in number, but contained some of the most technologically advanced capital ships in the world. This meant that although the Kriegsmarine never felt capable of encountering the might of the British Navy in a fleet action, her ships were individually more than a match for the outdated vessels of the Royal Navy. Nowhere was this more the case than in Germany's fleet of light cruisers. There were only six vessels in this fleet: the Emden, Leipzig, Köln, Königsberg, Karlsruhe and Nurnberg. This book describes their design, development and varied operational history throughout the course of the Second World War.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001542  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Pocket Battleships 1939-45
Williamson, Gordon
ISBN: 1841765015
Osprey Publishing, Limited Botley, Oxford, United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG075. After the end of World War I, the German Navy came up with the concept of the Panzerschiffe, or Pocket Battleship, as a method of circumventing treaty limitations on the size and types of ship Germany was permitted to build. New, more modern production methods, where welded construction prevailed over the older riveting process, were combined with the development of modern engines capable of fast speeds and a very powerful armament, far superior to that on any enemy Cruisers. This book covers these 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. Also contains sections on Design and Development, Operational History, The Variants.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007542  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German U-Boat Bunkers: Yesterday and Today
Schmeelke, Karl-Heinz; Schmeelke, Michael
ISBN: 076430786X
Schiffer Pub Ltd Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 1999 
 Soft Cover New book, 49 pages, 100+ photos and drawings. Along with numerous photographs of the bunkers in use and their structures, this book also offers schematics of the layout of some of the larger U-boat bunkers to be constructed by Germany. Covered are the bunkers of St. Nazaire, Brest, Bordeaux, Lorient, La Palice and others.   As New
Price: $18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003150  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Italian Battleships of World War II
Stille, Mark
ISBN: 9781849083805
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG182. Often overlooked as a naval power of WWII, Italy's Regia Marina was, upon the declaration of war against France, the fourth largest navy in the world. Despite its numbers, the Italian fleet was made up of largely obsolete vessels, none being equipped with radar, and had a reputation for having inadequately-trained crews. Added to these drawbacks, the Italian commanders did not enjoy the discretion of command at sea that their counterparts in the service of other nations did, being directed closely by the Supermarina (Italian Naval Headquarters). Despite these obstacles, and the heavy losses inflicted upon the fleet by the Royal Navy while in harbour at Taranto, the battleships of the Italian Navy enjoyed a good reputation for being well-designed, and served with courage and determination at Punto Stilo/Calabria, Sirte, Cape Spartivento, and Cape Matapan. Mark Stille details, with the aid of many stunning photographs, including several from the Italian Navy's own archives, the battleships of one of the forgotten navies of WWII.   As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005616  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Italian Heavy Cruisers of WWII
Wiper, Steve
ISBN: 0971068798
Classic Warships Publishing  2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages. The Italian Navy of World War Two has received very little coverage as a whole. Even less is known about their Heavy Cruisers, but this book will help to remedy that. This book covers the ships of the Trento, Zara, and Bolzano classes. The book is divided up by ship, beginning with a general history of each ship. There are a number of sharp photo's of each ship showing them up close and personal. The photo's are a modelers dream showing weapons and other fittings in great detail. Each ship is covered at various times in their careers. Some of the photo's are in stunning color. There are several color profiles including plan and port and starboard view of the Trento, Trieste, Zara, Fiume, Gorizia, Bolzano in 1/700 or 1/750 scale. In addition the centerfold is a two page spread of the Pola in plan and profile in 1940 reproduced in 1/350 scale. Most of these photo's are new to me, and the ones I have seen before were not reproduced as well as they are here. There is everything from construction and fitting out photo's to wartime photo.  As New
Price: $22.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006469  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces
Williamson, Gordon
ISBN: 9781846033315
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG151. Although often overlooked in favour of the U-boats or battleships, the vast majority of the Kriegsmarine was formed of the smaller vessels of the coastal forces. These ships and boats, which included minesweepers, torpedo boats, patrol boats, and blockade breakers, gave crucial service to Germany during the war, and many continued serving for decades after the surrender in such tasks as clearing minefields. Also included in these forces was Hitler’s yacht, the Ostwind. This book reveals the history of the vessels that formed the backbone of the Kriegsmarine, and combines fascinating anecdotes, detailed technical information, and full-colour artwork.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003578  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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