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Hitler's secret pirate fleet : the deadliest ships of World War II

Author: James P Duffy
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"They were the deadliest ships of World War II - nine German commerce raiders disguised as peaceful cargo ships, flying the flags of neutral and allied nations. In reality, these heavily armed warships roamed the world's oceans at will, like 20th-century pirates. They struck unsuspecting freighters and tankers out of the darkness of night or from behind a curtain of fog and mist. For almost three years they led the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James P Duffy
ISBN: 0275966852 9780275966850
OCLC Number: 45137540
Description: xiv, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Atlantis: "Under Ten Flags" --
Orion: The Black Raider --
Widder: The Ram --
Thor: Deadly Banana Boat --
Pinguin: The First Casualty --
Komet: Thank You Stalin and Lenin --
Kormoran: Duel to the Death --
Michel: The Last Survivor --
Stier: Sunk by a Liberty Ship --
Identities of the Raiders --
Technical Data --
Armament Data --
War Records of the Raiders --
The Sydney Controversy.
Responsibility: James P. Duffy.


This work provides an account of a little-known facet of the German Navy of World War II - the fleet of nine warships that cruised the seven seas disguised as merchantmen, and sank or captured more  Read more...


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