S is for Surface Raiders
...such as Gneisenau and Scharnhorst.
- What was a 'Surface Raider'?
- Where did they operate?
- What was their special ability?
- Why could they stay at sea for so long?
- Who provided their support?
- When were they first deployed?
Choose one topic:
- Research and prepare a report on the exploits of the German surface raider Tirpitz.
- Research and report on the Battle of the River Plate and the sinking of the Graf Spee.
- Research and report methods used by the German Navy to keep their surface raiders supplied and fuelled.
- Prepare a map to show the operational areas of the German Surface Raiders during the war.
- Report on the role of the German Merchantmen, such as Altmark, or armed Merchantment such as Pinguin.
For research resources, see the resources page.