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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.

German U-Boat Crews 1914-45

by - Williamson, Gordon
Osprey Military Elite Series, No. 60 (1996, Reed International Books Ltd.)
Description: Topics include organization and command structure, uniforms, weapons, badges and insignia.
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4.

Japanese Naval Vessels at the End of World War II

by - Fukul, Shizuo (Compiler), Christian W. Beilstein (Editor) (1992, United States Naval Inst.)
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5.

Grimsby's Fighting Fleet

by - Hutson, Harry C.
Trawlers and U-boats during the Second World War (1990, Hutton, Beverley)
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6.

Haie und kleine Fische

by - Ott, Wolfgang (1996, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin)
Description: This highly acclaimed novel realistically describes the life of a German U-boat officer in WWII. The first 300 pages focus on minesweepers, at which p ...
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7.

Nach Kompaß

by - Merten, Karl-Friedrich
Lebenserinnerungen eines Seeoffiziers (1994, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: A great autobiography by Kapitän z. See Merten, the Commander of U-68 and also Commanding Officer of the 24th Flotilla.
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8.

U-Boot Tanker 1941-1945

by - White, John F.
Unterwasser-Versorger fuer die Wolfsrudel im Atlantik (2000, Koehler Verlag, Herford)
Description: This book is an in-depth study of the U-boat tankers in World War II. Translation by Carsten Wenke.
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9.

Das waren die deutschen Hilfskreuzer, 1939-1945

by - Muggenthaler, August Karl
Bewaffnete Handelsschiffe im Einsatz (1981, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart)
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10.

Planrolle

by - Köhl, Fritz and Niestle, Axel
Uboottyp VIIC (Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: Construction plans for the Type VIIC U-boat.
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11.

Panzerschiff Deutschland, Schwerer Kreuzer Lützow

by - Prager, Hans Georg
Ein Schiffs-Schicksal vor den Hintergründen seiner Zeit (1983, Heyne Verlag, München)
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12.

Lone Wolf

by - Mulligan, Timothy P.
The Life and Death of U-Boat Ace Werner Henke (1993, Praeger)
Description: The author chose a tricky subject to explore in this work. Henke's personality is difficult to understand from his actions, and the situation is comp ...
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13.

Wolfgang Lüth

by - Alman, Karl (2001, Podzun-Pallas)
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14.

Deutsche U-Boote 1906-1966

by - Herzog, Bodo (1993, Pawlak Verlag Herrsching)
Description: This was at one time a standard sourcebook with a lot of general and specific information about U-boats, but in the meantime some data has become outd ...
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15.

Enterprise

by - Barrett Tillman
America's Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II (2012, Simon & Schuster)
Description: Pearl Harbor . . . Midway . . . Guadalcanal . . . The Marianas . . . Leyte Gulf . . . Iwo Jima . . . Okinawa. These are just seven of the twenty battl ...
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16.

British Intelligence in the Second World War

by - Hinsley, F.H. with Thomas, E.E., Ransom, C.F.G., and Knight, R.C.
Its Influence on Strategy and Operations, vol 3 (1988, HMSO, London)
Description: A magisterial official history of British intelligence during WWII. Three volumes (Volume 3 has two parts). Each volume contains one or more chapters ...
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17.

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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18.

Escape from the deep

by - Kershaw, Alex
A Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew (2008, Da Capo Press)
Description: The adrenaline-soaked story of nine men who fought the Japanese from America's deadliest submarine, survived its sinkage, and endured months of brutal ...
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19.

U.S. Cruisers

by - Friedman, Norman , A. D., III Baker (Illustrator)
An Illustrated Design History (1984, United States Naval Inst.)
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20.

War At Sea: A Naval History of World War II

by - Miller, Nathan (1995, Simon & Schuster)
Description: This is a general look at naval warfare in WWII. Includes excellent bibliography for further reading. Also, covers over 50 U-boats and discussion of ...
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21.

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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22.

Die Wende im Ubootkrieg

by - Brennecke, Jochen
Ursachen und Folgen 1939-1943 (1991, Weltbild-Verlag, Augsburg)
Description: A well-researched book analyzing the reasons behind the defeat of the U-boats.
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23.

Der Krieg zur See 1939-1945

by - Rohwer, Jürgen (1992, Urbes, Grafelfing vor München)
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24.

Prien gegen Scapa Flow

by - Korganoff, Alexandre (1992, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart)
Description: A detailed book in great narrative form about the well known patrol of U-47 which resulted in the sinking of the battleship Royal Oak in the British n ...
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25.

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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26.

Letzte Mann von der Doggerbank

by - Herlin Hans (1979, Heyne Verlag, München)
Description: About U-43 (Schwantke) and the sinking of the Doggerbank on 3 March 1943.
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27.

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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28.

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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29.

Battle of Surigao Strait

by - Anthony P. Tully
Twentieth-Century Battles (2009, Indiana University Press)
Description: Surigao Strait in the Philippine Islands was the scene of a major battleship duel during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Because the battle was fought at ni ...
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30.

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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