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1.

Utmost Savagery

by - Joseph H., Col. Alexander
The Three Days of Tarawa (1995, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Marine combat veteran and award-winning military historian Joseph Alexander takes a fresh look at one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific War. His ...
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2.

Raising the Red Banner

by - Yakubov, Vladimir
The Pictoral History of Stalin's Fleet 1920-1945 (2008, The History Press)
Description: This is the extraordinary story of the foundation of what would become the major threat to the West during the Cold War—built by the Bolsheviks from ...
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3.

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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4.

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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5.

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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6.

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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7.

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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8.

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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9.

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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10.

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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11.

The War Below

by - James Scott
The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan (2013, Simon & Schuster)
Description: THE WAR BELOW is the riveting story of the submarine force that helped win World War II in the Pacific by ravaging Japan’s merchant fleet and destro ...
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12.

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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13.

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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14.

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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15.

Vom Original zum Modell: Uboottyp II - Die Einbäume

by - Rössler, Eberhard (1999, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn)
Description: A good source about the Type II with a lot of detailed photos and drawings.
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16.

Die deutschen Uboote und ihre Werften

by - Rössler, Eberhard (1990, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: The complete data for when each boat was ordered, laid down, launched, and commissioned, plus some technical information.
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17.

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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18.

Die deutschen Hilfskreuzer im Zweiten Weltkrieg

by - Brennecke, Jochen (1991, Koehler Verlag, Herford)
Description: First published in 1958 under the title Das grosse Abenteuer.
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19.

Das Ende der Französischen Flotte im Zweiten Weltkrieg

by - Kowark, Hannsjörg
Toulon 1940-1944 (1998, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: The scuttling of the French Fleet at Toulon and the development of a U-boat base at that city.
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20.

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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21.

Hitler's U-boat War

by - Blair, Clay
The Hunters, 1939-1942 (1996, Random House)
Description: This first volume of Blair's massive and controversial work covers the U-boat war 1939-1942.
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22.

U-995

by - Wetzel, Eckard
Das U-Boot vor dem Marine Ehrenmal in Laboe (1995, Karl Müller Verlag, Erlangen)
Description: Describes U-995, its missions in the Barents Sea, fate in the war and as a vessel of the Royal Norwegian Navy. Particularly interesting is the large ...
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23.

Steel Shark in the Pacific

by - Jaffee, Walter W.
USS Pampanito SS-383 (2001, Glencannon Press)
Description: USS Pampanito made 6 war patrols and sank 6 Japanese ships (27,723 tons). She rescued 73 Australian and British POWs. Today, part of San Francisco's m ...
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24.

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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25.

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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26.

U-Boat Adventures

by - Wiggins, Melanie
Firsthand Accounts from World War II (1999, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Focuses on the lives of 21 U-boat men who served in World War II. Twenty of them tell their stories in their own words; the last (Oskar Kusch, comman ...
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27.

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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28.

Goodnight, Sorry for Sinking You

by - Barker, Ralph
The Story of the S.S. City of Cairo (1984, Collins, London)
Description: About the sinking of the British passenger ship S.S. City of Cairo, which was torpedoed November 6, 1942, in the South Atlantic by Korvkpt. Karl-Fried ...
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29.

Handbuch für U-Boot-Kommandanten

by - Breyer, Siegfried (1996, Podzun-Pallas)
Description: This is a reprint of the original wartime handbook which was written by the High Command of the Navy in 1942/43, with some additional information. It ...
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30.

British Submarines 1939-45

by - Innes McCartney (2006, Osprey Publishing)
Description: The submarine was as formidable a weapon for the Royal Navy in World War II as for the other main combatant nations. The first half of this book explo ...
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