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1.

The last stand of the tin can sailors

by - Hornfischer, James D.
The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour (2005, Bantam)
Description: One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers, creating a microcosm of th ...
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2.

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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3.

Grey Wolf

by - Williamson, Gordon
U-Boat Crewman of World War II (2001, Osprey Pub Co)
Description: The scourge of Allied shipping during World War II, the U-Boot Waffe was one of the most feared components of Hitler's war machine, yet the Kriegsmari ...
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4.

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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5.

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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6.

Iron Coffins

by - Werner, Herbert A.
A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II (2002, Da Capo Press)
Description: Herbert A. Werner was the Commander of U-415 and U-953. This book tells the story of his wartime career, including his service on U-557 and U-230 as w ...
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7.

Shattered sword

by - Parshall, Jonathan
The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway (2007, Potomac Books Inc.)
Description: Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, ...
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8.

Clash of the carriers

by - Barrett Tillman
The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II (2006, NAL Trade)
Description: The true story of one of the greatest and most decisive conflicts in the history of naval warfare-from an award-winning author. In June, 1944, Amer ...
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9.

The Admirals

by - Walter R. Borneman
Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea (2012, Little, Brown and Company)
Description: How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American h ...
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10.

Auch kleine Igel haben Stacheln

by - Enders, Gerd (1984, Koehler Verlag, Herford)
Description: About the six Black Sea boats.
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11.

Operation Storm

by - John Geoghegan
Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II (2013, Crown)
Description: The riveting true story of Japan's top secret plan to change the course of World War II using a squadron of mammoth submarines a generation ahead of t ...
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12.

Vom Original zum Modell, Uboottyp IXC

by - Köhl, Fritz and Niestle, Axel (1990, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: A good source about the type IXC with a lot of detailed photos and drawings.
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13.

Verdammter Atlantik

by - Herlin, Hans (1994, Weltbild-Verlag, Augsburg)
Description: The author describes the fate of Günther Prien of U-47, Peter Zschech of U-505, Werner Henke of U-515, Wolfgang Lüth, and Heinz Eck of U-852. Well-w ...
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14.

Kampf um Enigma

by - Harper, Stephen
Die Jagd auf U559 (2001, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
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15.

Der Wolf im Atlantik

by - Robertson, Terence (1994, Weltbild-Verlag, Augsburg)
Description: Covers Kretschmer's career in the U-boat arm and as a prisoner of war in England and Canada.
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16.

Die Schiffe der deutschen Kriegsmarine und Luftwaffe 1939-1945 und ihr Verbleib

by - Gröner, Erich and Jung, Dieter (2001, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn)
Description: Sourcebook, 9th printing, first printing 1954.
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17.

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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18.

Die Festung

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1997, Hoffmann und Campe)
Description: Buchheim's account of the last days in the war port of Brest (France), and his dramatic Snorchel-patrol to La Pallice with the last but one U-boat to ...
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19.

Reichs- und Kriegsmarine geheim 1919 - 1945.

by - Lakowski, Richard (1997, Brandenburgisches Verlagshaus, Berlin)
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20.

USN cruiser vs IJN cruiser

by - Mark Stille
Guadacanal 1942 (Duel) (2009, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Although the war in the Pacific is usually considered a carrier war, it was the cruisers that dominated the early fighting. This thrilling duel presen ...
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21.

The Battleship Yamato

by - Skulski, Janusz
(Anatomy of the Ship Series) (1998, )
Description: This is a very technical and accurate overview of this giant battleship. More a technical history than an operational one. Highly recommended for the ...
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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.

Cryptonomicon

by - Stephenson, Neal (1999, Avon Books)
Description: This is a high-tech novel which has its roots in WWII German U-boats and crypto technologies. Roughly half the book takes place in WWII with the rest ...
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24.

Der andere Auftrag

by - Gellermann, Günther-W.
Agenteneinsätze deutscher U-Boote im zweiten Weltkrieg (1997, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
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25.

The Big E

by - Stafford, Edward Peary
The Story of the USS Enterprise (2002, Naval Institute Press)
Description: One of the more famous aircraft carrier names to emerge from WWII.
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26.

Battle of Surigao Strait

by - Anthony P. Tully
Twentieth-Century Battles (2009, Indiana University Press)
Description: Surigao Strait in the Philippine Islands was the scene of a major battleship duel during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Because the battle was fought at ni ...
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27.

Wolfgang Lüth

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

Attack and Sink!

by - Edwards, Bernard
The Battle for Convoy SC42 (1995, New Guild)
Description: The story of the battle between convoy SC-42 and the Markgraf group wolfpack is told in detail from both sides of the conflict. U-82, U-98, U-207 and ...
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29.

U-297

by - Skinner, Richard W.
The History and Discovery of a Lost U-Boat (2002, Historic Military Press)
Description: From the publisher: This book tells the story of how one German U-boat, on its first ever patrol, was sunk off Cape Wrath, by a Sunderland flying boat ...
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30.

U-Boat Attack Logs

by - Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
A Complete Record of Warship Sinkings from Original Sources, 1939-1945 (2012, )
Description: During WWII over 250 Allied warships from a dozen navies were sunk by German U-boats. This groundbreaking study of 110 vessels provides a detailed ana ...
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