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1.

Reluctant Allies

by - Krug, Hans-Joachim, Yoichi Hirama, and Berthold J. Sander-Nagashima
German-Japanese Naval Relations in World War II (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: From the publisher: Often forgotten among the many aspects of World War II is the alliance between Germany and Japan. Captain Krug served in U-boats i ...
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2.

Britain's Sea War

by - Young, John M.
A Diary of Ship Losses 1939-1945 (1989, Patrick Stephens, Wellingborough)
Description: In this comprehensive volume, the culmination of 15 years' painstaking research, John Young gives a day-by-day account of the movement of those vessel ...
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3.

U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Lüth

by - Vause, Jordan (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: A study of the highly-decorated and controversial U-boat commander. First published 1992.
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4.

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

by - Niestle, Axel
Details of Destruction (1998, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Axel Niestle is one of the biggest names when it comes to U-boat losses so this is a welcome and much awaited book indeed.
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5.

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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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.

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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8.

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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9.

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

by - Blair, Clay
The Hunted, 1942-1945 (1998, Random House)
Description: This concludes his controversial and massive 2-volume set. See our review for this volume.
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10.

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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11.

The Royal Navy in focus in World War II

by - Warlow, Ben and Goodman, Sydney (1995, Maritime Books, Liskeard)
Description: A collection of photos with captions.
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12.

Deutsche Uniformen 1939-1945

by - Lagarde, Jean de (1998, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart)
Description: This book covers uniforms and equipment of the Wehrmacht, 1939-1945, including the U-boat arm, for various theatres of the war, climates, and times of ...
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13.

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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14.

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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15.

Return to Midway

by - Ballard, Robert D.
The Quest to Find the Yorktown and the Other Lost Ships from the Pivotal Battle of the Pacific War (1999, National Geographic Society)
Description: It has been called "the greatest naval battle since Trafalgar." On June 4, 1942, near a tiny island 1,500 miles from Hawaii, the course of the Pacific ...
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16.

Der Film: Das Boot

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1981, Goldmann Verlag, München)
Description: Buchheim wrote this book to show his controversial position to the film. Photos from WWII, but also from the set.
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17.

Das Boot

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1998, Piper Verlag, München)
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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18.

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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19.

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

by - Axel Niestlé
Details of Destruction (2014, Frontline Books)
Description: No other publication on this subject comes even close to including the amount of detail provided in this book. An introduction both summarizes previou ...
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20.

Jäger und Gejagte

by - Brennecke, Jochen
Deutsche U- Boote 1939 - 1945 (2001, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin)
Description: Good U-boat data.
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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.

Wolfgang Lüth

by - Alman, Karl (2001, Podzun-Pallas)
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23.

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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24.

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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25.

Pacific Crucible

by - Ian W. Toll
War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (2011, W. W. Norton & Company)
Description: The planning, the strategy, the sacrifices and heroics—on both sides—illuminating the greatest naval war in history.On the first Sunda ...
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26.

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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27.

Die deutschen Schnellboote im Zweiten Weltkrieg

by - Hümmelchen, Gerhard (1996, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
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28.

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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29.

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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30.

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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