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1.

The Last Big-Gun Naval Battle

by - Sauer, Howard
The Battle of Surigao Strait (1999, Glencannon Press)
Description: The Battle of Leyte Gulf -- four major actions -- was the greatest sea battle in history. The Surigao Strait action is considered the Navy's greatest ...
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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.

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.

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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5.

U-108 at war

by - Jonathan Sutherland (2012, Pen and Sword)
Description: The photos in this book are taken from an unpublished album belonged to a member of the crew of U-boat U-108 during World War II. These good quality p ...
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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.

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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8.

Destroyer Escorts of World War Two

by - Walkowiak, Thomas F. (1996, Destroyer Escort Sailors Association, Orlando; Pictorial Histories Pub. Co., Missoula)
Description: First published 1987.
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9.

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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10.

Destroyer Escorts in Action

by - Adcock, Al (1997, Squadron/Signal Publications)
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11.

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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12.

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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13.

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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14.

Lost Patrols

by - McCartney, Innes
Submarine Wrecks of the English Channel (2003, Periscope Publishing Ltd)
Description: Very good and informative. Many good underwater photos from submarine wrecks and relics. Especially for divers.
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15.

Pandora's Curse

by - DuBrul, Jack (2001, Onyx Books)
Description: Geologist Philip Mercer joins a mixed group of Americans, Germans, Russians, and others on an expedition to Greenland to visit an abandoned US Army ba ...
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16.

Die U-boot-Jäger

by - Kent, Alexander (1999, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin)
Description: A novel about a British destroyer, the Gladiator, which is on a mission to sink the U-234.
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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.

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.

Wolfsrudel

by - Kaplan, Philip and Currie, Jack (1997, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: Mainly a pictorial history, lots of photos, but also paintings. Includes "then and now" pictures of the sub pens and the preserved boats.
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20.

German Commerce Raider vs British Cruisers (Duel)

by - Robert Forczyk (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: During World War II, the Kriegsmarine armed a number of merchant vessels with concealed guns and torpedo tubes for surprise attacks against Allied shi ...
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21.

German U-Boat Bunkers Yesterday and Today

by - Schmeelke, Karl-Heinz and Schmeelke, Michael (1999, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.)
Description: Along with numerous photographs of the bunkers in use and their structures, this book also offers schematics of the layout of some of the larger U-boa ...
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22.

The Battleship Fuso : Fuso

by - Skulski, Janusz
(Anatomy of the Ship Series) (1999, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: One of the Conway "Anatomy" series, this is a study of the 1914 Japanese super-dreadnought battleship "Fuso", accompanied by technical details and car ...
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23.

Submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy 1904-1945

by - Carpenter, Dorr and Polmar, Norman (1986, Conway Maritime Press)
Description: Maps, bibliography, technical details, photos, history. Anyone interested in Japanese submarines cannot do without this book!
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24.

The Burning Shore

by - Ed Offley
How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America (2014, Basic Books)
Description: The untold story of two men—an American pilot and a German U-boat commander—whose clash off the coast of North Carolina brought the horrors of Wor ...
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25.

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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26.

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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27.

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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28.

Der andere Auftrag

by - Gellermann, Günther-W.
Agenteneinsätze deutscher U-Boote im zweiten Weltkrieg (1997, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
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29.

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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30.

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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