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1.

US Destroyers 1934-45

by - Dave McComb
Pre-war classes (New Vanguard) (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: o conform to the 1930 London Naval Treaty, plus the successor 1,570-ton Sims class and the first-commissioned 1,620- and 1,630-tonners of the Benson a ...
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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.

Danger's Hour

by - Kennedy, Maxwell Taylor
The Story of the USS Bunker Hill and the Kamikaze Pilot Who Crippled Her (2008, Simon & Schuster)
Description: In the closing months of World War II, Americans found themselves facing a new and terrifying weapon: kamikazes -- the first men to use airplanes as s ...
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4.

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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5.

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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6.

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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7.

Cruisers of the Royal and Commonwealth Navies Since 1879

by - Morris, Douglas (1987, Maritime Books, Liskeard)
Description: A complete history from 1879. Each class is described in detail and there is a career history for the ships within each class.
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8.

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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9.

QXP

by - Kaiser, Ernst
Im U-Boot auf Feindfahrt (1998, Koehler Verlag, Herford)
Description: Originally published in 1982.
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10.

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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11.

Schwerer Kreuzer Prinz Eugen

by - Schmalenbach, Paul
Tatsachen bericht (1982, Heyne Verlag, München)
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12.

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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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.

Pacific War Diary, 1942-1945

by - Fahey, James J. (1992, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston)
Description: This book is written from a private diary of an ordinary US sailor written in secret. Includes several naval engagements he fought in.
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15.

Silent Victory

by - Blair, Clay
The U.S. Submarine War against Japan (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: First published 1975.
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16.

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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17.

Jane's Naval History of World War II

by - Ireland, Bernard (1998, Harpercollins)
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18.

Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 Vol 2

by - Williamson, Gordon (2002, Osprey Pub Co)
Description: From the publisher: This title follows on from Volume I and charts the continuing development of the U-boat in German service. This includes the devel ...
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19.

Kriegsmarine U-Boats 1939-45 Volume 1

by - Williamson, Gordon (2002, Osprey Pub Co)
Description: From the publisher: This, the first of two volumes on Germany's World War II U-boats, traces their development through the early U-boats of the Kaiser ...
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20.

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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21.

U-Boot Bunkerwerft Valentin

by - Christochowitz, Rainer (2000, Donat Verlag, Bremen)
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22.

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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23.

Vom Original zum Modell: Uboottyp XVII

by - Rössler, Eberhard and Köhl, Fritz (1995, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
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24.

The U-Boat Offensive 1914-1945

by - Tarrant, V.E. (2000, Cassell Academic)
Description: A good general account of U-boats in both wars, contains good analysis and details of losses and flotillas. First published 1989.
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25.

Requiem for Battleship Yamato

by - Yoshida, Mitsuru and Richard H. Minear (Translator), Mitsuru Yoshida (1999, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: The history and eventual demise of this largest battleship ever built. Originally published 1985.
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26.

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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27.

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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28.

British battleships 1939-45 (2)

by - Konstam, Angus
Nelson and King George V classes (2009, Osprey Publishing)
Description: With the outbreak of World War II, Britain's Royal Navy was at the forefront of her defence with her fleet of battleships as her main striking force. ...
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29.

Die Wölfe und der Admiral

by - Frank, Wolfgang (2001, Lübbe Verlag Bergisch-Gladbach)
Description: An excellent personal account of the U-boat War 1939-1945. During that time Frank attended several meetings of Dönitz' staff and served aboard severa ...
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30.

U-Boote gegen England

by - Showell, Jak P. Mallmann
Kampf und Untergang der deutschen U- Boot- Waffe 1939-1945 (1987, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart)
Description: An incredible amount of information crammed within rather few pages. Extensive bibliography, list of all U-boats in service and their fates, technica ...
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