This is a second-hand copy of the book The Loss of the Scharnhorst by A.J. Watts as part of The Warship Series.
Condition: this is a used book in good condition. The dust jacket has a little bit of shelf wear and age spots/foxing. Residue from a round sticker left on top right-hand corner of the front cover. The dust jacket has now been covered in a non-adhesive PVC cover for its own protection. This is simply folded in place and is easy to remove without damaging the jacket.
Note: this is a fairly small book, so see pen in product image as a reference only (pen not included in sale).
Publisher: Ian Allan Year: 1974 (3rd impression) SBN: 711001413 Format: hardcover w/ dj Pages: 84 Condition: used (good)
From the inside flap:
The sinking of the Scharnhorst in December 1943, although not realised at the time, was to be the last action of its kind fought by the Royal Navy. This is the story of that action.
Mr. Watts divides his book into two distinct parts, the first giving a brief but comprehensive history of the naval war, which supplies the necessary background for the understanding of the action. Chapters describe in detail and with the aid of diagrams the movements of the forces engaged the two minor cruiser actions which led ultimately to the sinking of the Scharnhorst. This major action resulted in the destruction of Germany's last operational major warship.
The second part of the book consists of 11 tables which list the composition of the various forces, the technical specifications of the warships involved and the detail of the radar and armaments.
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