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1.

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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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.

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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4.

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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5.

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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6.

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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7.

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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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.

Die deutschen und österreichischen U-Boot-Verluste in beiden Weltkriegen

by - Kemp, Paul (1998, Urbes Verlag München)
Description: This book covers all U-boat fates; very detailed and according to the newest sources, including time spent in the U-Boot Archiv.
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10.

Die Schiffe der deutschen Kriegsmarine und Luftwaffe 1939-1945 und ihr Verbleib

by - Gröner, Erich and Jung, Dieter (2001, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn)
Description: Sourcebook, 9th printing, first printing 1954.
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11.

Naval Firepower

by - Norman Friedman
Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era (2013, Seaforth Publishing)
Description: For more than half a century the big gun was the arbiter of naval power, but it was useless if it could not hit the target fast and hard enough to pre ...
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12.

Auf allen Meeren

by - Kurowski, Franz
Der Kreuzerkrieg im Zweiten Weltkrieg (1986, Heyne Verlag, München)
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13.

Über dem nassen Abgrund

by - Schulz, Wilhelm (1994, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: Schulz was Knight's Cross winner and commander of U-124, later commanding officer of the 6th and 25th flotillas. A well-written biography.
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14.

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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15.

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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16.

Auf Feindfahrt mit U-170 und Ritterkreuzträger Rudolf Mühlbauer

by - Lange, Ulrich (2002, Eigenverlag, Radebeul)
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17.

Mein wechselvolles Leben

by - Dönitz, Karl (1998, Verlag S. Bublies, Schnellbach)
Description: This memoir by Karl Dönitz covers in detail his experiences through 1934. Only a brief overview is given of his career from that date onward, as the ...
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18.

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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19.

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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20.

U. S. Navy PB4Y-1 (B-24) Liberator Squadrons in Great Britain during WWII

by - Carey, Alan C. (2003, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.)
Description: This is a detailed study of U.S. Navy Fleet Air Wing Seven (FAW-7) and the men who flew the Navy version of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber out ...
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21.

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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22.

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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23.

Konvoi

by - Middlebrook, Martin (1995, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin)
Description: About the attacks against convoys SC-122 and HX-229 in March 1943, probably the biggest convoy battle of all time.
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24.

US Destroyers 1942-45

by - Dave McComb
Wartime classes (New Vanguard) (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Few if any 20th century warships were more justly acclaimed than the destroyers of the US Navy's Fletcher class. Admired as they were for their advanc ...
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25.

Ali Cremer

by - Brustat-Naval, Fritz
U 333 (1994, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin)
Description: This well-written first-person narrative is about the career of Kptlt. Cremer of U-333.
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26.

Husarenstück in Scapa Flow

by - Snyder, Gerald S.
Die Versenkung der Royal Oak durch Günther Prien (1981, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, München)
Description: "The first complete account of the most controversial tragedy in the Royal Navy's History - the Scapa Flow Raid of U-47." Reconstructs the raid from ...
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27.

The Man Who Never Was

by - Montagu, Ewen
World War II's Boldest Counter-Intelligence Operation (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislea ...
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28.

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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29.

U-Boat Combat Missions

by - Paterson, Lawrence
Pursuers & the pursued: first-hand accounts of U-boat Life and operations (2007, Chatham/Casemate)
Description: Takes the reader through every section of a combat U-Boat, giving a comprehensive view of what it was like to live, and fight, in a combat U-boat. Wit ...
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30.

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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