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Admiral Graf Spee (Battleship)

Works: 122 works in 254 publications in 4 languages and 3,757 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Documentary television programs  Action and adventure films  War films  Historical films  Sea stories  History  Television programs  Historical television programs 
Classifications: D772.G7, 940.545
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Publications about Admiral Graf Spee (Battleship)
Most widely held works about Admiral Graf Spee (Battleship)
    Graf Spee; the life and death of a raider by Dudley Pope( Book )
    3 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
    The Battle of the River Plate by Dudley Pope( Book )
    17 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
    This tale of the Battle of the River Plate follows the machinations of the German war machine as Kapitan zur See Hans Langsdorff commands the pocket battleship Graf Spee on a mission to cripple British shipping. Through clever subterfuge and daring, the Graf Spee takes ship after ship, ultimately forcing the British Navy to send twenty ships in search of the elusive Spee
    The Altmark affair by Willi Frischauer( Book )
    4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
    Account of the German supply ship which was tender for the Admiral Graf Spee, and of its attempts to return to Germany with the prisoners from six captured British ships
    Battle of the River Plate by Geoffrey Bennett( Book )
    5 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
    The price of disobedience : the battle of the River Plate reconsidered by Eric Grove( Book )
    4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
    Renowned naval scholar Eric Grove reassesses the first British naval encounter of World War II--the Battle of the River Plate. In late 1939, a force from the Royal Navy engaged the German battleship Graf Spee, which had been raiding commercial shipping in the southwest Atlantic. Though the Graf Spee was outnumbered, it inflicted serious damage to the British ships before taking refuge in the harbor at Montivideo, Uruguay. Four days later her commander, assuming a much superior force waited for him, scuttled his ship and then committed suicide. This controversial story of risk and naval strategy has been told before, but Grove has unearthed previously unpublished sources to provide a definitive account of the battle and throw new light on the motivation of the Graf Spee's captain. A thought-provoking book, it will attract naval historians and others with an interest in World War II
    Westbound, warbound by Alexander Fullerton( Book )
    4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
    "Andy Holt, is a 20-year-old 3rd Mate in the PollyAnna carrying coal in the South Atlantic to be off-loaded, before picking up a cargo of iron ore. There are rumours of German raiders in the area which are confirmed when the seamen come across what's left of a boat and its crew, in a rapid state of decomposition. Andy's vessel is onward bound via Calcutta and her whorehouses, to Montevideo, a neutral port, all the while wary of a particular German warship, the Graf Spee, which is picking off British naval vessels. But as the PollyAnna leaves Montevideo and heads for Vitoria, who should turn up in the former but the Graf Spee herself. It transpires that a German ship in the same port is holding British prisoners, and some of the locals are reputed Nazis. The skipper is unable to get hold of the ambassador and so takes matters into his own hands. He takes the decent if rash option of ramming the German ship in the dead of night, sending Andy and others across to free the prisoners, one of whom is a charming young lady."--Publisher's description
    Death in the South Atlantic; the last voyage of the Graf Spee by Michael Powell( Book )
    2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
    The battle of the River Plate by Michael Powell( visu )
    12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
    "Two weeks after the start of WWII, a powerful German pocket battleship, the Graf Spee, sails the South Atlantic, destroying Allied merchant ships at will. Captained by one of Germany's most brilliant naval officers, the Graf Spee, with her superior speed and artillery, appears and disappears, sinking ship after ship. When the Allies are finally able to pinpoint its location a trap is set, pitting British Intelligence against a wily and powerful military opponent"--Container
    The Battle of the River Plate : a grand delusion by Richard Woodman( Book )
    4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
    I en serie af udgivelser om den anden verdenskrig tages her atter engang, i et nyt studie, kampen mellem Admiral Graf Spee og de tre engelske krydsere: Exeter, Ajax og Archilles op til fornyet analyse. Der foretages både våbentekniske og holdningsmæssige sammenligninger og uanset at Kommandør Hans Langsdorrf blev snydt af falske efterretninger er vinderen efter forfatterens mening Royal Navys tradition for offensiv kamp, næsten uanset tabene
    You are there ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
    The last hours of the Graf Spee: December 17th, 1939. The Graf Spee, a Nazi battleship, attempts to claim a 10th victim off the coast of South America when it is attacked by three British ships. The heavily damaged ship docks in the neutral port of Montevideo, Uruguay causing Uruguay to become the political focal point of the world. After burying 36 sailors, Germany must decide whether to allow their famous fighting ship to be interned by Uruguay, flee into the open sea and risk attack or scuttle her
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Admirante Graf Spee (Battleship)
Almirante Graf Spee (Battleship)
Almirante Graf Spee (bitevní loď)
Couraçado Admiral Graf Spee
Cuirasatul Admiral Graf Spee
Cuirassat de butxaca Admiral Graf Spee
DKM Admiral Graf Spee
Džepni bojni brod Admiral Graf von Spee
German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee
Graf Spee (Battleship)
Graf Spee (bitevní loď)
Kapal tempur poket Jerman Admiral Graf Spee
Nemački džepni bojni brod Admiral Graf Špe
Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee (Battleship)
Немачки бојни брод Адмирал Граф Шпе
Немачки џепни бојни брод Адмирал Граф Шпе
אדמירל גרף שפיי
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