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MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. by  Paul Kemp - Hardcover - Reprint - 2003 - from Capricorn Books (SKU: 29821)

MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

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MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

by Kemp, Paul

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ISBN 10
1840675217
ISBN 13
9781840675214
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London: Caxton, 2003. 125 pp, 4to (11 9/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams - folded plans in pocket at rear. "The history of midget submarines, submersibles and human torpedoes is one of the most fascinating areas of naval warfare in the Second World War. Originating with the Italian 'Mignatta' human torpedo of the First World War, designed to attack enemy ships lying in defended harbours, by 1945 almost all the major combatants had made some use of craft of th is type, ranging from the British 'X-Craft', which crippled the German battleship 'Tirpitz' in a Norwegian fjord and sank the Japanese cruiser 'Takao', to the Japanese 'Kaiten' suicide weapon, the equally desperate German submersibles the 'Neger' and 'Marder', and the slightly more successful 'Seehund' midget submarine. This book deals with each type of craft separately, dividing them into human torpedoes (Italian 'Maiale', British 'Chariot'), submersibles (German 'Biber' and Japanese 'Kaiten'), and true midget submarines (British 'X-Craft' and Japanese 'Ko-Hyoteki'). The author examines the reasons why the belligerents engaged in midget submarine construction and operations, and details all the classes of craft that were built, also examining postwar developments. Together with its superb plans and drawings, this book is essential reference for all naval historians, enthusiasts and modelmakers with an interest in one of the most daring and dangerous forms of naval warfare." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by David J Hill, plans and drawings..

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Bookseller
Capricorn Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
29821
Title
MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Author
Kemp, Paul
Illustrator
David J Hill, plans and drawings.
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1840675217
ISBN 13
9781840675214
Publisher
Caxton
Place of Publication
London
Date published
2003
Keywords
Mignatta, Maiale, Chariot, Welman, Neger, Marder, Molch, Biber, Seeteufel, German, British, Italian, Japanese, Kaien, Kairyu, Koryu, Weapons, Submersibles, X-Craft, Ko-Hyoteki, Seehund, CA, CB, Forzatori di Basi, Human Torpedo, X-Craft, XE-Craft, XT-Craft
Bookseller catalogs
Military - World War II; Military - Naval: First World War; Military - Naval: World War II; Military - Modeling;

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