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'Total Germany' (Hardback)

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

WWII Royal Navy Naval

By David Wragg
Imprint: Pen & Sword Maritime
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781473844643
Published: 28th October 2015



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On the declaration of war in 1939 the British Admiralty signalled 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. True, Admiral Karl Donitz's U-Boat force was to give the Allies many anxious times but Hitler was never comfortable or competent in his handling of naval surface forces.

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. The different approaches taken by the warring countries are expertly examined. The author reviews the differing strategies and tactics of the various theatres such as the Far East, Mediterranean, Atlantic and Arctic.

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The Naval Review, May 2016 - Tim Laurence

Total Germany is a very concise but comprehensive account of the RN’s part in the war at sea. Not only does it cover every major event during WWII the author brings up some other less well know actions.
A thoroughly enjoyable read.

Ton Class Association

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About David Wragg

Born into a naval family in 1946 David Wragg was educated in England and Malta.He has worked in journalism and PR, writing for The Sunday Telegraph and Spectator and Scotsman. Has published with Harper Collins, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Suttons, Hale, and others. Lives in Guildford.

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