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Total Germany

The Royal Navy's War Against the Axis Powers 1939a-1945

David Wragg

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Skyhorse Publishing
01 November 2016
Covers the Second World War Operations of the Royal Navy in One Concise Volume On the declaration of war in 1939, the British Admiralty signaled all warships and naval bases: Total Germany, Total Germany.

It was fortunate that of Germany's three armed services, the Kriegsmarine, under Grosseradmiral Erich Raeder, was the least well prepared. They had not expected to fight all-out war for another two to three years. While Admiral Karl Doenitz's U-boat force was to give the Allies much anxiety, Hitler was never comfortable or competent in his handling of naval surface forces. The all-important technological breakthroughs that played so crucial a role, particularly in the Battle of the Atlantic, are given due weight.

Total Germany is a concise yet comprehensive account of the Royal Navy's part in the war at sea and the measures taken to ensure victory. It examines the markedly different approaches taken by the warring countries and reviews the differing strategies and tactics of the various theaters, such as the Far East, Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Arctic. It also addresses the influence of individual commanders on the outcome of the war at sea.

Total Germany is a first-class read that covers World War II operations in one concise volume.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
By:   David Wragg
Imprint:   Skyhorse Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 150mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   544g
ISBN:   9781510708600
ISBN 10:   151070860X
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   01 November 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Wragg is the author of some thirty books on aviation and naval history. He has also been a contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Sunday Telegraph, the Spectator, the Scotsman, and the Sunday Herald. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Reviews for Total Germany: The Royal Navy's War Against the Axis Powers 1939a-1945

This is a concise account of the operations of the Royal Navy in the Second World War against Germany, France, Italy, and Japan. Wragg is a knowledgeable narrator, familiar with both the hardware and the personnel of the Royal Navy, 1939-1945. Craig L. Symonds, author of <i>The Battle of Midway</i> and <i>Neptune</i> The Royal Navy that went to war with the Axis in 1939 was a shrunken, Depression-era version of the fleet that had beaten the Kaiser twenty years earlier. David Wragg shows us how the British navy rebounded yet struggled to rule the waves against Germany, Italy and Japan. <i>Total Germany</i> is a fascinating example of how, even as it began, World War II anticipated the Cold War, with a much weakened Britain relying on the United States at sea as much as on land to secure victory. Geoffrey Wawro, director of the Military History Center, University of North Texas

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