TopDrawings: The German Battleship Tirpitz 7033 by Stefan Drami&324;ski

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New
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Format
Paperback
Language
English
ISBN
9788365437044
EAN
9788365437044
Item number
383226193357
Item ending
Friday, 17:55 GMT

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"The last battleship of the German Kriegsmarine was ceremonially launched on 1 April 1939. After the failure of the operation "Rheinbung" and sinking of the battleship Bismarck during an Atlantic rally (May 1941) Hitler banned planning such operations. A decision to send Tirpitz to Norway was made. There she could be stationed in fiords relatively safely and raid Allied shipping in Arctic waters. Her presence in that region alone caused every convoy sailing nearby to be escorted by heavy warships. The greatest success in the career of Tirpitz, albeit achieved without firing even a single salvo, was the operation against the convoy PQ-17 in July 1942. The ships heading for Murmansk were detected and the battleship with her escorts steamed out to attack the convoy."
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