Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces

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  • Manufacturer: Osprey Publishing Ltd
  • Autor: G. Williamson
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Despite the popularity of the U-boats and larger surface vessels like the Bismarck and the Graf Spee,
the vast majority of vessels within the Kriegsmarine served in the coastal forces
Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces, G. Williamson, data wydania styczeń 2009, liczba stron 48, isbn 978-1-84603-331-5


Despite the popularity of the U-boats and larger surface vessels like the Bismarck and the Graf Spee,
the vast majority of vessels within the Kriegsmarine served in the coastal forces. Although less frequently mentioned, these smaller ships gave crucial service during the war and continued to serve decades after VE day, either in the German Navy or in the navies of the victorious Allies. Indeed, Kriegsmarine minesweepers and their German crews, still in their old uniforms with the swastikas simply removed, continued to serve after 1945 under the control of the Royal Navy, engaged in the dangerous but necessary task of clearing old wartime minefields.