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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.

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

by - Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim
A Biographical Dictionary (1999, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: "This important biographical dictionary details the service records of the 1,411 officers of the German Kriegsmarine known to have commanded a U-boat ...
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3.

Battle of Wits

by - Budiansky, Stephen
The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II (2000, The Free Press, New York)
Description: Comprehensive overview of British and American codebreaking activities in World War II, starting off with a look at WWI and between-wars intelligence; ...
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4.

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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5.

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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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.

Wolfgang Lüth

by - Alman, Karl (2001, Podzun-Pallas)
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8.

The Boat

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1999, Orion Military)
Description: This well-known novel, stemming from the author's experiences as a war correspondent on U-96, describes a single U-boat patrol from beginning to end. ...
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9.

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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10.

U-Boat Far from Home

by - Stevens, David (1997, Allen & Unwin)
Description: This book covers in excellent detail and pace the exploits of U-862, under the command of Heinrich Timm through the Far East and all the way into Aust ...
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11.

Kriegsmarine U-Boats 1939-45 Volume 1

by - Williamson, Gordon (2002, Osprey Pub Co)
Description: From the publisher: This, the first of two volumes on Germany's World War II U-boats, traces their development through the early U-boats of the Kaiser ...
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12.

Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 Vol 2

by - Williamson, Gordon (2002, Osprey Pub Co)
Description: From the publisher: This title follows on from Volume I and charts the continuing development of the U-boat in German service. This includes the devel ...
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13.

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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14.

Jäger im Weltmeer

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1996, Berlin)
Description: The author describes his patrols aboard U-96. Originally published 1943.
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15.

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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16.

Deutsche U- Boote zum Schwarzen Meer 1942 - 1944

by - Enders, Gerd
Eine Reise ohne Wiederkehr (2001, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: This revised edition of the original 1997 book describes the transport of the six type IIB boats overland and via the Danube to the Black Sea. The sec ...
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17.

Auch kleine Igel haben Stacheln

by - Enders, Gerd (1984, Koehler Verlag, Herford)
Description: About the six Black Sea boats.
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18.

German Headgear in World War II

by - Moran, Pat and Maguire, Jon A.
A Photographic Study of German Hats and Helmets, Volume 1: Army/Luftwaffe/Kriegsmarine (1997, Schiffer Military History, Atglen)
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19.

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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20.

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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21.

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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22.

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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23.

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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24.

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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25.

Submarines versus U-boats

by - Jones, Geoffrey (1986, William Kimber, London)
Description: A very well researched and engaging book that details the sinking in World War II of 15 U-boats (U-36,U-63, U-51,U-374,U-335, U-301, U-644, U-303, U-3 ...
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26.

Teddy Suhren - Ace of Aces

by - Suhren / Brustat-Naval: trans. Frank James
Memoirs of a u-boat Rebel (2006, Chatham Publishing (UK), and Naval Institute Press (US))
Description: A long-overdue translation of Suhren's Nasses Eichenlaub, Suhren's autobiography up the end of WWII. It also contains a brief account of Suhren's post ...
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27.

The Admirals

by - Walter R. Borneman
Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea (2012, Little, Brown and Company)
Description: How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American h ...
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28.

U-Boat Attack Logs

by - Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
A Complete Record of Warship Sinkings from Original Sources, 1939-1945 (2012, )
Description: During WWII over 250 Allied warships from a dozen navies were sunk by German U-boats. This groundbreaking study of 110 vessels provides a detailed ana ...
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29.

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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30.

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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