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1.

The Code Book

by - Singh, Simon
The Secret History of Codes and Code-Breaking (1999, Fourth Estate)
Description: A superb book on the history of cryptography (including, of course, the Enigma machine), from the ancient Greeks right up to the modern alphabet soup: ...
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2.

Fortress 3: U-boat Bases and Bunkers 1941-45

by - Williamson, Gordon and Ian Palmer (2003, Osprey Military)
Description: Describes the design, construction, defences and service history of the German U-boat bases in the Second World War, with particular reference to thos ...
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3.

The Kaiser's U-Boote

by - Histoire & Collections (2009, Histoire & Collections)
Description: On 4th August 1906, U1 was delivered to the Imperial German navy by the Germaniawerft shipyards of Kiel. Eight years later, on the eve of the outbreak ...
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4.

Enigma

by - Harris, Robert (1996, Random House)
Description: A really good novel dealing with the Enigma code-breaking effort of the Allies at Bletchley Park.
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5.

US Destroyers 1942-45

by - Dave McComb
Wartime classes (New Vanguard) (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Few if any 20th century warships were more justly acclaimed than the destroyers of the US Navy's Fletcher class. Admired as they were for their advanc ...
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6.

British Submarines 1939-45

by - Innes McCartney (2006, Osprey Publishing)
Description: The submarine was as formidable a weapon for the Royal Navy in World War II as for the other main combatant nations. The first half of this book explo ...
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7.

The Forth at War

by - Hendrie, William F. (2002, Birlinn Ltd)
Description: "While Scapa Flow is well known for its role as one of the world's great naval bases during the two World Wars, the Forth and its estuary had an equal ...
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8.

South pacific destroyer

by - Russell Sydnor Crenshaw Jr.
The Battle for the Solomons from Savo Island to Vella Gulf (2009, Naval Institute Press)
Description: Russell Crenshaw's riveting account of the savage night battle for the Solomon Islands in early 1943 offers readers a unique insider's perspective fro ...
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9.

Die Wende im Ubootkrieg

by - Brennecke, Jochen
Ursachen und Folgen 1939-1943 (1991, Weltbild-Verlag, Augsburg)
Description: A well-researched book analyzing the reasons behind the defeat of the U-boats.
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10.

British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45 (New Vanguard)

by - Angus Konstam (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: With war against Germany looming, Britain pushed forward its carrier program in the late 1930s. In 1938, the Royal Navy launched the HMS Ark Royal, it ...
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11.

Naval Firepower

by - Norman Friedman
Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era (2013, Seaforth Publishing)
Description: For more than half a century the big gun was the arbiter of naval power, but it was useless if it could not hit the target fast and hard enough to pre ...
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12.

Zehn Jahre, Zwanzig Tage

by - Dönitz, Karl (1980, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: Written by himself about his time as Commander-in-Chief U-boats (10 years) and as the last head of state of the Third Reich (20 days).
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13.

Cruisers of the Royal and Commonwealth Navies Since 1879

by - Morris, Douglas (1987, Maritime Books, Liskeard)
Description: A complete history from 1879. Each class is described in detail and there is a career history for the ships within each class.
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14.

War At Sea: A Naval History of World War II

by - Miller, Nathan (1995, Simon & Schuster)
Description: This is a general look at naval warfare in WWII. Includes excellent bibliography for further reading. Also, covers over 50 U-boats and discussion of ...
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15.

Feindfahrten

by - Hirschfeld, Wolfgang
Das Logbuch eines U- Boot- Funkers (1991, Neuer Kaiser Verlag Klagenfurt)
Description: The author was radioman on board several U-boats. He describes the patrols of U-109, especially under the command of "Ajax" Bleichrodt, and the first ...
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16.

U-Boottyp XXIII

by - Rössler, Eberhard (2002, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: A treatise on the Elektro boat type XXIII U-boat, with complete technical specifications and lots of scale line drawings..
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17.

US fast battleships 1936-47

by - Lawrence Burr
The North Carolina and South Dakota classes (New Vanguard) (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: This volume details the design, construction, and operation of the first six of the ten US fast battleships, two of the North Carolina class and four ...
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18.

US Destroyers 1934-45

by - Dave McComb
Pre-war classes (New Vanguard) (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: o conform to the 1930 London Naval Treaty, plus the successor 1,570-ton Sims class and the first-commissioned 1,620- and 1,630-tonners of the Benson a ...
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19.

U. S. Navy PB4Y-1 (B-24) Liberator Squadrons in Great Britain during WWII

by - Carey, Alan C. (2003, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.)
Description: This is a detailed study of U.S. Navy Fleet Air Wing Seven (FAW-7) and the men who flew the Navy version of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber out ...
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20.

Geschichte des deutschen U-Bootbaues

by - Rössler, Eberhard (Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: A massive history of the evolution of the first U-boat (the "Holland") to the advanced Walter Boats. Goes into great depth about construction programs ...
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21.

U-Boottyp XXI

by - Rössler, Eberhard (2001, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: Anatomy of the Type XXI U-boat with lots of scale line drawings.
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22.

Uboote im 2. Weltkrieg

by - Bagnasco, Erminio (1994, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart)
Description: This is a very good book. Each submarine has its own section with all the units of the class, its design with external silhouette and characteristics, ...
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23.

German U-Boat Crews 1914-45

by - Williamson, Gordon
Osprey Military Elite Series, No. 60 (1996, Reed International Books Ltd.)
Description: Topics include organization and command structure, uniforms, weapons, badges and insignia.
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24.

Im Kleinst-U-Boot

by - Schulz, Werner (1995, Brandenburgisches Verlagshaus, Berlin)
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25.

Japanese Naval Vessels at the End of World War II

by - Fukul, Shizuo (Compiler), Christian W. Beilstein (Editor) (1992, United States Naval Inst.)
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26.

Embleme, Wappen, Malings Deutscher U-boote 1935-1945

by - Högel, Georg (2001, Koehler Verlag, Hamburg)
Description: Covers U-boat emblems and insignia. This book is in German but since it's mostly illustrations that is not really a problem for non German speakers. A ...
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27.

Wolfgang Lüth

by - Alman, Karl (2001, Podzun-Pallas)
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28.

Enigma

by - Harris, Robert. (1995, Heyne Verlag, München)
Description: A really good novel dealing with the Enigma code-breaking effort of the Allies at Bletchley Park.
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29.

Grimsby's Fighting Fleet

by - Hutson, Harry C.
Trawlers and U-boats during the Second World War (1990, Hutton, Beverley)
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30.

US fast battleships 1938-91

by - Lawrence Burr
The Iowa Class (New Vanguard) (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: In 1938, the United States abandoned the constraints imposed by the Washington Treaty and began work on a new class of super-battleships. This book co ...
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