German Commerce Raider vs British Cruiser: The Atlantic & The Pacific 1941 (Duel #27)
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 mo...more
ebook, 80 pages
Published December 18th 2012 by Osprey Publishing
(first published June 22nd 2010)
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A well-written book on a little-understood topic. It provides a nice summary of the German raider operations early in WW2, and of the British operations to deal with them. The book also explains the evolution of commerce raiders and cruiser strategies from WW1 through the inter-war years. Well worth reading.