Die Kriegsmarine in der Ägäis im II. WK 1941-1944 (The German Navy in the Aegean Sea During WWII)
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DIE KRIEGSMARINE IN DER ÄGÄIS IM II. WK 1941-1944: Schiffe, Einheiten, Fp.Nr., Offiziere, Gefechte
(THE GERMAN NAVY IN THE AEGEAN SEA DURING WORLD WAR II, 1941-1944
Ships, units, field post numbers, officers, and naval engagements)
- Third enriched edition (2019)
''After many years of research and study of almost all the existing war diaries of the German Navy (Kriegsmarine), the priceless help of eager friends and the bibliography created by industrious people that dealt with the subject with much love, I wish to present my new book: ''DIE KRIEGSMARINE IN DER ÄGÄIS IM II. WK 1941-1944''.
I have tried to collect all units of the German Navy operating in Greece during the occupation, their personnel, field post numbers, the names of all German officers and of the boat/ship commanders.
All the above also refers to the Coastal Protection Flotillas (Küstenschutzflottillen) Attika, Saloniki, Lemnos, Crete, Dodecanese, Western Greece and Peloponnese.
I, also, thought it wise to collect the names and information about all the motorboats (around 2,000) in German service and the ones that joined the Allies, based on Mr. Hristos Dounis' excellent book.
Various engagements of German ships/boats with Allied airplanes are described in the original documentation of the war diaries.
Information and documents I have recently collected made me decide to work out and expand the first edition of the book. I have, also, added the following in this effort of mine:
1. A special chapter on the cement ships with rare photos
2. Update of the ship directory (especially of the M/S in German service)
3. New officers and ships
4. A new chapter with reports of engagements between German ships and Allied aircraft
As for the attacks and, usually, sinking of the German ships, they are described in original reports by the officers in charge, commanding officers or gunners of the anti-aircraft crews, and they include the development of the engagement with text and sketches.
War diaries of the following units and formations have been used for the reports: 5. Gebirgsdivision, Admiral Südost, 12. Küstenschutzflottille Attika, 31. Bordflakabteilung (Piräus), Admiral Ägäis, 12. Räumbootflottille, 21. U-Boot-Flottille, 9. Torpedobootsflottille, "The official history of the Italian Navy in world war II" and the book "I MAS E LE MOTOSILURANTI ITALIANE".
Among other new chapters are the following:
Preparations and the conduct of Operation "MERKUR" May 1941 (the invasion of Crete)
leichte Schiffsstaffel Kreta (Light motorship group) survivors' reports
The sinking of "Marburg" and "Kybfels"
Destruction of the M/S LI, LV, LVI, LXIV
Sinking of "Ithaka"
Torpedoing of "Nino-Bixio"
Description of the "Thisbe" engagement
Description of the M/S "Seeräuber" engagement
Description of the M/S "Amsel" engagement
Description of the freighter "Sabine" engagement
Description of the freighter "Tanais" engagement
Description of the M/S "Fink" engagement
Description of the M/S "Michele" engagement
Description of the freighter "Orion" engagement
Description of the M/S "Nordmark" engagement
Description of the freighter "Carola" engagement
Description of the freighter "Toni" engagement
Description of the freighter "Tergestea" engagement
Description of the freighter "Porto Fino" engagement
Description of the freighter "Teti" engagement
UJ-2101 sinking of the Greek submarine "Katsonis"
UJ-2102 sinking of the Greek submarine "Triton"
Description of the UJ-2105 anti-submarine ship engagement on 24 September 1943 in the Ionian Sea
Description of the engagement and finally sinking of the anti-submarine ship UJ-2101 on 1 June 1944
Description of the engagement and sinking of the anti-submarine ship UJ-2105 on 1 June 1944
Destruction of the UJ-2101, UJ-2105, freighter. Sabine, freighter "Gerturd" and TA-16 convoy on 1 June 1944
Sinking of the high-speed boat LS-6
Destruction of transports F 308, 327, 496, 336, 532 and of the freighter "Olympos"
Report of the operation to disarm the Italians in the Cyclades
Sinking of the R-188
Sinking of the R-192
What happened to the Italian MAS and MS torpedo-boats in the Aegean after the Italian Armistice
Author: Byron Tesapsides
Publisher: Private publication, Salonica (3rd enriched edition - 2019)
Description: 523 pages, Paperback, 290 X 205 mm, 247 rare photos (32 in colour) - almost all of them have never been published before- , many battle diagrams. GERMAN TEXT.
Condition: NEW COPY.
Shipping weight: 1.6 Kg.