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1.

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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2.

Fatal Dive

by - Peter F. Stevens
Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion (2012, Regnery History)
Description: Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion by Peter F. Stevens reveals the incredible true story of the search for and discovery ...
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3.

U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Lüth

by - Vause, Jordan (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: A study of the highly-decorated and controversial U-boat commander. First published 1992.
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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.

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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6.

Black May

by - Gannon, Michael (1998, Harpercollins)
Description: Michael Gannon wrote the awesome Operation Drumbeat (see our review) so this one is anticipated by many people. I've reviewed this excellent book whi ...
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7.

Schlachtschiff Tirpitz

by - Brennecke, Jochen
Ein Tatsachenbericht (2001, Koehlers Verlag)
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8.

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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9.

Echoes of War

by - Lovell, Sir Bernard
The Story of H2S Radar (1991, Hilger, Philadelphia and Bristol)
Description: A book dealing with the development of British radar, including material on naval and ASV radar.
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10.

U-boot Bunker

by - Becker, Fabian (1996, Edition Temmen, Bremen)
Description: About the U-boat pillbox (U-Boot-Bunker) in Bremen-Farge.
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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.

Shinano!

by - Enright, Joseph F.
The Sinking of Japan's Secret Supership (1987, St. Martin's Press, New York)
Description: The sinking of Shinano, Japan's largest aircraft carrier, by US sub Archerfish, written by the latter's commander.
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13.

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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14.

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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15.

Uboote im 2. Weltkrieg

by - Bagnasco, Erminio (1994, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart)
Description: This is a very good book. Each submarine has its own section with all the units of the class, its design with external silhouette and characteristics, ...
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16.

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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17.

The Milk Cows

by - John F White
The U-Boat Tankers at War 1941 - 1945 (2009, Pen and Sword)
Description: This title is a much revised version of his former title U-boat tankers from 1998. The book gives a detailed overview on the development and operation ...
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18.

Deutsche Uniformen 1939-1945

by - Lagarde, Jean de (1998, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart)
Description: This book covers uniforms and equipment of the Wehrmacht, 1939-1945, including the U-boat arm, for various theatres of the war, climates, and times of ...
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19.

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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20.

Wolfgang Lüth

by - Alman, Karl (2001, Podzun-Pallas)
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21.

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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22.

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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23.

Germany's Last Mission to Japan

by - Scalia, Joseph M.
The Failed Voyage of U-234 (2000, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: This book is a fascinating study of the mystery of U-234, with an excellent examination of the boat's crew, passengers, and cargo.
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24.

The Discovery of the Bismarck

by - Ballard, Robert D. (1990, Viking/Madison Press)
Description: Using a new system of underwater exploration technology, the author and his team have located the Bismarck off the Atlantic coast of France. In a firs ...
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25.

The U-Boat Commander's Handbook

by - Breyer, Siegfried (1989, )
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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26.

Feindfahrten

by - Hirschfeld, Wolfgang
Das Logbuch eines U- Boot- Funkers (1991, Neuer Kaiser Verlag Klagenfurt)
Description: The author was radioman on board several U-boats. He describes the patrols of U-109, especially under the command of "Ajax" Bleichrodt, and the first ...
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27.

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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28.

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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29.

Hood and Bismarck

by - Mearns, David and White, Rob
The Deep-Sea Discovery of an Epic Battle (2001, Channel 4 Books)
Description: From the publisher: The meeting of the Bismarck and HSM Hood in 1941 ended with the destruction of the two battleships and the loss of 3500 lives. Thi ...
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30.

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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