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1.

The Boat

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1999, Orion Military)
Description: This well-known novel, stemming from the author's experiences as a war correspondent on U-96, describes a single U-boat patrol from beginning to end. ...
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2.

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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3.

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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4.

Submarines of the Russian and Soviet Navies, 1718-1990

by - Polmar, Norman and Noot, Jurrien (1991, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Comprehensive survey of the Russian and Soviet submarine development and operations from 1718 to the present.
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5.

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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6.

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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7.

Suppliers of the Grey Wolves

by - Urbanke, Axel
The story of the german submarine tankers 1941-43 (2012, Urbanke, Axel/ Luftfahrtverlag-start)
Description: The full story of all german submarine tankers including lots of photos and maps, portraits of the commanding officers and exciting stories from their ...
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8.

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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9.

The Battle of Tassafaronga

by - Russell Syndnor Crenshaw (2010, Naval Institute Press)
Description: The Battle of Tassafaronga, fought November 30, 1942, was the fifth and last major night surface action of the Guadalcanal campaign. In it, a powerful ...
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10.

Battleship Musashi

by - Yoshimura, Akira
The Making and Sinking of the World's Biggest Battleship (1999, Kodansha International)
Description: Admiral lsoroku Yamamoto, the man who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor, said that the three great follies of the world were the Great Wall of China, ...
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11.

Die deutsche Handelsflotte 1939-1945

by - Dinklage, Ludwig and Witthöft, Hans Jürgen
Band 1&2 Die Schicksale aller Seeschiffe über 100 Brt, Handelsschiffe, Blockadebrecher, Hilfskriegsschiffe (2001, Nikol Verlagsgesellschaft, Hamburg)
Description: Sourcebook of German merchant fleet in WWII in two volumes.
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12.

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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13.

Graveyards of the Pacific

by - Ballard, Robert D.
From Pearl Harbor to Bikini Island (2001, National Geographic Society)
Description: To be published in the 60th anniversary year of the infamous bombing of Pearl Harbor, Graveyards of the Pacific is Dr. Robert Ballard's compelling sur ...
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14.

Die Insel

by - MacLean, Alistair (1980, W. Heyne, München)
Description: This novel deals only indirectly with U-boats, with the action taking place a quarter century after the end of World War II. Since it is a mystery nov ...
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15.

Raising the Red Banner

by - Yakubov, Vladimir
The Pictoral History of Stalin's Fleet 1920-1945 (2008, The History Press)
Description: This is the extraordinary story of the foundation of what would become the major threat to the West during the Cold War—built by the Bolsheviks from ...
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16.

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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17.

The Price of Admiralty

by - Keegan, John (1990, Pimlico, London)
Description: This book is 25% about the Battle of The Atlantic. Cover blurb: "'Rich in unexpected facts and insights... Keegan's historical command is dazzling.' J ...
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18.

Unterseebootsbau

by - Gabler, Ulrich (1996, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: This very comprehensive book about the design and construction of submarines is written by a German professor of engineering, the former LI (chief eng ...
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19.

Jutland 1916

by - London, Charles
Clash of the dreadnoughts (2000, Osprey Pub Co)
Description: The only major fleet engagement of World War I (1914-1918), the Battle of Jutland (1916) has been surrounded by controversy ever since. The British pu ...
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20.

The Man Who Never Was

by - Montagu, Ewen
World War II's Boldest Counter-Intelligence Operation (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislea ...
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21.

Deutsche U-Boote geheim

by - Lakowski, Richard (1997, Brandenburgisches Verlagshaus, Berlin)
Description: A great illustrated volume with a lot of photos of U-boats, most of them taken during or shortly after construction.
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22.

Jäger im Weltmeer

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1996, Berlin)
Description: The author describes his patrols aboard U-96. Originally published 1943.
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23.

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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24.

The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II

by - Boyd, Carl (1996, United States Naval Inst.)
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25.

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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26.

Der U-Boot-Krieg

by - Blair, Clay
Die Jäger 1939 - 1942 (2001, Heyne Verlag, München)
Description: This first volume of Blair's massive and controversial work covers the U-boat war 1939-1942.
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27.

Vom Original zum Modell, Uboottyp VIIC

by - Köhl, Fritz (1997, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: A good source about the type VIIC with a lot of detailed photos and drawings.
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28.

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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29.

Code Name Caesar

by - Jerome Preisler
The Secret Hunt for U-Boat 864 During World War II (2012, Berkley Caliber)
Description: As the Allies pressed forward both in Europe and the Pacific in the waning days of World War II, a little-known battle took place under the frozen sea ...
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30.

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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