WWI BattleCruiser info

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WWI BattleCruiser info

Post by 1H01 » Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:33 pm

Hi all, this is my 1st post to this forum.
I am interested in articles, photos and 1st person accounts about German
and English Battle Cruisers of WW1. can any one please direct me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance,
Jim
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Post by ufo » Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:58 pm

For the German part you may find something here:
http://german-navy.tripod.com/
(sorry – it seems to fill your whole screen with useless advertising windows – but then – lucky us to get all of this information and pictures for free these days.)
Fine pictures though.

And have a look there:
http://www.german-navy.de/
Click on ‘Hochseeflotte’. A lot of usefull information though no much pics.

If you’re able to read German or willing to put up with what funny language you get out of a web translator, you get a fine account of Jutland through the eyes of one aboard SMS Seydlitz there:
http://home.t-online.de/home/04419319946/sey.html
It’s worth trying to get a proper translation though. The German is of a very funny old-fashioned style going nicely with the time and spirit of the account.

Ciao,
Ufo

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Post by 1H01 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:47 pm

Jose and Ufo,
Thank you, gentlemen.
I appreciate the help, and the speedy reply.
Jim
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Post by cascoskuro » Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:59 pm

Hi!!

An interesting book about the history of battlecruisers, different classes, characteristics, proyects...but in spanish.

Cruceros de Batalla (Battlecruisers), by Valentín Ruesga Herreros, ed by San Martín. Madrid, 1990, 68 pages.

Germany: Von der Tann, Moltke, Goeben, Seydlitz, Derfflinger, Lützow, Hindenburg, Mackensen, Graf Spee, Ersatz Freya, Ersatz Friedrich Karl, Ersatz Yorck, Ersatz Scharnhorst, Ersatz Gneisenau, Scharhorst, Gneisenau, O, P, Q.

Great Britain: Invincible, Indomitable, Inflexible, Indefatigable, New Zealand, Australia, Lion, Princess Royal, Queen Mary, Tiger, Repulse, Renown, Couragerous, Glorious, Furious, Hood, Anson, Howe, Rodney, Invincible, Indomitable, Inflexible (proyected).

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Post by _Derfflinger_ » Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:28 am

Hi group - my first posting. Have there been any books or articles that specifically focus on the Derfflinger/Lutzow/Hindenburg class of German High Seas Fleet battlecruisers? Given that these ships are generally regarded as among the best designs of WWI, I'm wondering if there has been any detailed study of them.

Thanks.

VdT

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Post by cascoskuro » Sun Apr 24, 2005 3:57 pm

Hi, Von der Tann, please, visit the page:
http://www.german-navy.de/hochseeflotte , it´s fantastic.

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Do you know what´s the battlecruiser of the picture?, je,je, sure.

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Post by _Derfflinger_ » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:21 pm

Well, I'll bet that's the good old Von der Tann!

Thanks for the reference.

VdT

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