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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.

USN Destroyer vs IJN Destroyer

by - Mark Stille
The Pacific 1943 (Duel) (2012, Osprey Publishing)
Description: This book will cover the fierce night naval battles fought after Guadalcanal between the US Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during late 1943 as th ...
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3.

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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4.

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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5.

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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6.

US Submarines 1941-45

by - Jim Christley (2006, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Naval warfare in the Pacific changed completely with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The strategic emphasis shifted from battleships to m ...
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7.

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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8.

Im Kleinst-U-Boot

by - Schulz, Werner (1995, Brandenburgisches Verlagshaus, Berlin)
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9.

Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

by - MacPherson, Ken (1998, )
Description: It is extraordinary that one seldom hears of the finest anti-submarine vessels built in Canada during the entire Second World War: frigates. Frigat ...
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10.

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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11.

Liberty Ships

by - Bunker, John (1988, Ayer, Salem NH)
Description: First published 1972.
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12.

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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13.

Wolfgang Lüth

by - Alman, Karl (2001, Podzun-Pallas)
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14.

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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15.

Why the Allies Won

by - Overy, Richard (1997, W W Norton & Co)
Description: This book devotes a chapter to each of the decisive military campaigns of the war. One is entitled "The Battle for the Seas" and deals mostly with t ...
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16.

Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 1)

by - Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans Joachim
Die Kommandanten (1996, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: "This important biographical dictionary details the service records of the 1,411 officers of the German Kriegsmarine known to have commanded a U-boat ...
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17.

Letzter Befehl: Versenken

by - Arendt, Rudolf (1998, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: Story of U-23 written by her last commander.
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18.

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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19.

Die Leichten Kreuzer Königsberg, Karlsruhe, Köln, Leipzig, Nürnberg

by - Koop, Gerhard and Schmolke, Klaus-Peter (1994, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn)
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20.

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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21.

Der Abschied

by - Lothar-Günther Buchheim (2002, Piper Verlag, München)
Description: This novel describes the journey Buchheim and Lehmann-Willenbrock make on the nuclear research vessel Otto Hahn from Rotterdam to Cape Town. It is t ...
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22.

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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23.

U.S. Battleships

by - Friedman, Norman and Alan Raven (Illustrator), A. D., III Baker (Illustrator)
An Illustrated Design History (1986, United States Naval Inst.)
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24.

U-Boats of the Kaiser's Navy

by - Williamson, Gordon (2002, )
Description: From the publisher: "As was the case in World War II, one of the greatest threats to Britain during World War I was the German U-Boat menace. Gordon W ...
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25.

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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26.

Nach Kompaß

by - Merten, Karl-Friedrich
Lebenserinnerungen eines Seeoffiziers (1994, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: A great autobiography by Kapitän z. See Merten, the Commander of U-68 and also Commanding Officer of the 24th Flotilla.
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27.

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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28.

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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29.

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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30.

Eisiger Atlantik

by - Werner, Herbert and Hirschfeld, Wolfgang (1998, Heyne Verlag, München)
Description: Contains the two books: "Die eisernen Särge" (Werner) and "Feindfahrten" (Hirschfeld).
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