In these two new HS NAVIRES & HISTOIRE, Philippe Caresse presents the last heavy cruisers which were put into service in European waters and which will be in all combats during the Second World War. From operations in Norway to the tragic exit from the Bismarck, without forgetting the passage in force of the Strait of Pas-de-Calais, or their presence in the fjords beyond the polar circle, these powerful and elegant Kriegsmarine vessels will carry out missions in extreme conditions.
Some will tragically disappear, others will be darkly dismembered and the most famous will face the atomic weapon.
The genesis, the technical characteristics, as well as the history of the Admiral Hipper, Blücher and Prinz Eugen, will be detailed and illustrated for you in two volumes, with 216 photographs, 5 profiles, 19 color profiles, 6 maps and 14 plans.
Publication of HS N°47: 20 February 2023