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1.

German Commerce Raider vs British Cruisers (Duel)

by - Robert Forczyk (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: During World War II, the Kriegsmarine armed a number of merchant vessels with concealed guns and torpedo tubes for surprise attacks against Allied shi ...
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2.

Dark Sky, Deep Water

by - Franks, Norman
First Hand Reflections on the Anti-U-Boat War in Europe in World War Two (1997, Grub Street, London)
Description: Accounts of numerous battles between U-boats and RAF Coastal Command aircraft. A large percentage of the text consists of first-person accounts and ex ...
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3.

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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4.

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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5.

American PT Boats in World War II

by - Chun, Victor (1997, Schiffer Publishing)
Description: American PT Boats in World War II is an illustrated study of the development, construction, tactics, and combat actions, of U.S. PT Boats.
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6.

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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7.

US Submarines 1941-45

by - Jim Christley (2006, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Naval warfare in the Pacific changed completely with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The strategic emphasis shifted from battleships to m ...
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8.

U-Boot Krieg

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1997, Piper Verlag, München)
Description: This is part three of Buchheim's photo essay. It includes many of the photos taken during his time as a war correspondent, particularly on U-96. Also ...
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9.

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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10.

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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11.

Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815 - 1945, Bd. 3 U-Boote

by - Gröner, Erich (1985, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: Extremely good sourcebook for technical data and the fates of all U-boats.
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12.

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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13.

Die deutschen Hilfskreuzer 1895-1945

by - Schmalenbach, Paul (1977, Stalling Verlag Oldenburg)
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14.

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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15.

Die Panzerschiffe der Deutschland-Klasse

by - Koop, Gerhard and Schmolke, Klaus-Peter
Deutschland/Lutzow, Admiral Scheer, Admiral Graf Spee (1993, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
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16.

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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17.

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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18.

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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19.

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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20.

British battleships 1939-45 (2)

by - Konstam, Angus
Nelson and King George V classes (2009, Osprey Publishing)
Description: With the outbreak of World War II, Britain's Royal Navy was at the forefront of her defence with her fleet of battleships as her main striking force. ...
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21.

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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22.

U-Boat War

by - Kutta, Timothy J. (1998, Squadron/Signal Publications)
Description: A general overview of the U-boat war plagued by many silly mistakes. See review.
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23.

Between Human and Machine

by - David A. Mindell
Feedback, Control and Computing before Cybernetics (2002, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2715 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4363.)
Description: Although not dealing directly nor exclusively with naval warfare, the book is interesting insofar as it describes in detail the history and developme ...
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24.

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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25.

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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26.

Cruisers of World War Two

by - Whitley, M. J.
An International Encyclopedia (1996, United States Naval Inst.)
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27.

U-108 at war

by - Jonathan Sutherland (2012, Pen and Sword)
Description: The photos in this book are taken from an unpublished album belonged to a member of the crew of U-boat U-108 during World War II. These good quality p ...
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28.

Invasion

by - Macksey, Kenneth
The Alternate History of the German Invasion of England, July 1940 (1999, Greenhill Books, London)
Description: Originally published 1980.
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29.

Grey Wolf

by - Williamson, Gordon
U-Boat Crewman of World War II (2001, Osprey Pub Co)
Description: The scourge of Allied shipping during World War II, the U-Boot Waffe was one of the most feared components of Hitler's war machine, yet the Kriegsmari ...
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30.

Der Wolf im Atlantik

by - Robertson, Terence (1994, Weltbild-Verlag, Augsburg)
Description: Covers Kretschmer's career in the U-boat arm and as a prisoner of war in England and Canada.
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