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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.

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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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.

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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5.

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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6.

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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7.

American PT Boats in World War II

by - Chun, Victor (1997, Schiffer Publishing)
Description: American PT Boats in World War II is an illustrated study of the development, construction, tactics, and combat actions, of U.S. PT Boats.
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8.

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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9.

British battleships 1939-45 (1)

by - Konstam, Angus
Queen Elizabeth and Royal Soverign Classes (2009, Osprey Publishing)
Description: With the outbreak of World War II, Britain's Royal Navy and her fleet of battleships would be at the forefront of her defence. Yet from a fleet of 12 ...
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10.

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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11.

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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12.

The Russian Convoys 1941-1945

by - Kemp, Paul (1987, Arms & Armour)
Description: A photographic history of the campaign. Many of the photos have since been reprinted in the author's "Convoy: Drama in Arctic Waters."
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13.

Das Geheimnis von U 180

by - Higgins, Jack (1997, Bertelsmann Verlag)
Description: Story of a British intelligence agent diving on a mysterious U-boat found in the Caribbean. The commander’s briefcase, believed to hold incriminatin ...
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14.

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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15.

Dark Sky, Deep Water

by - Franks, Norman
First Hand Reflections on the Anti-U-Boat War in Europe in World War Two (1997, Grub Street, London)
Description: Accounts of numerous battles between U-boats and RAF Coastal Command aircraft. A large percentage of the text consists of first-person accounts and ex ...
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16.

U-Boot Tanker 1941-1945

by - White, John F.
Unterwasser-Versorger fuer die Wolfsrudel im Atlantik (2000, Koehler Verlag, Herford)
Description: This book is an in-depth study of the U-boat tankers in World War II. Translation by Carsten Wenke.
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17.

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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18.

American and British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919-1941

by - Hone, Thomas and Norman Friedman, Mark David Mandeles (1999, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Explains the development of carriers and carrier aircraft by comparing the ways in which two very different navies adopted new military technology.
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19.

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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20.

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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21.

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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22.

Hood and Bismarck

by - Mearns, David and White, Rob
The Deep-Sea Discovery of an Epic Battle (2001, Channel 4 Books)
Description: From the publisher: The meeting of the Bismarck and HSM Hood in 1941 ended with the destruction of the two battleships and the loss of 3500 lives. Thi ...
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23.

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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24.

Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945

by - Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans Joachim
Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945 (1999, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
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25.

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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26.

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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27.

Zu Tode gesiegt

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (2001, Piper Verlag, München)
Description: A collection of great photo sets, made during war patrols in 1941.
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28.

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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29.

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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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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