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German Seaman 1939–45 (Warrior) Paperback – October 25, 2001
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- Item Weight : 6.7 ounces
- Paperback : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1841763276
- ISBN-13 : 978-1841763279
- Product Dimensions : 7.23 x 0.13 x 9.68 inches
- Publisher : Osprey Publishing; 1st Edition (October 25, 2001)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,804,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There is actually not much on German Seamen themselves. The author looses too much pages dealing with out of focus subjects like the operational history of the various German boats which is not really dealing with the men manning them.
I also found the author diverting too much on sailor's uniforms. You get to know some very particular details on some uniforms or parade dressings but you are left in the dark with some basic information such as what were they eating? Half of the photograph captions have a comment on their uniforms.
Another example is when the author deals with S-Boats. You get a page or two on their operational history, armament, etc. their kills, their weaknesses, etc but nothing about the men themselves. I thought that was the objective of this book.
Same for the land forces. I would have liked to find out more about them, where were they leaving, who were they?
Since there are plenty of other osprey books on the German navy, their operational history, technologies, etc. I would have hoped this one to focus only on the men.
There is not much space so it should be used well.
More positively, the first third is relatively informative and well written.
My advice is do not buy unless second hand at a low price.