By Gordon Williamson
The German military of worldwide battle II was once small in quantity, yet contained probably the most technologically complex capital ships on the planet. This intended that even supposing the Kriegsmarine by no means felt able to encountering the may perhaps of the British army in a fleet motion, her ships have been separately greater than a fit for the outmoded vessels of the Royal military. Nowhere was once this extra the case than in Germany's fleet of sunshine cruisers. there have been purely six vessels during this fleet: the Emden, Leipzig, Köln, Königsberg, Karlsruhe and Nurnberg. This ebook describes their layout, improvement and sundry operational historical past in the course of the process the second one global warfare.