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1.

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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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.

The Zeebrugge and Ostend Raids 1918

by - Lake, Deborah (2002, Leo Cooper/ Pen and Sword Books)
Description: This book covers the naval war between the units of the German Marinekorps Flandern and the British Navy in 1917-1918 in the North Sea and Channel, an ...
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4.

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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5.

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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6.

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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7.

Verdammte See

by - Bekker, Cajus
Kriegstagebuch der Deutsche Marine (1996, Ullstein TB-Vlg)
Description: General account of the Kriegsmarine, including some details of U-boat operations. Overall a good book, but unfortunately the last year of the war (194 ...
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8.

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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9.

Wake of the Wahoo

by - Sterling, Forest J.
The Heroic Story of America's Most Daring WWII Submarine, USS Wahoo (1999, R. A. Cline Publishing)
Description: From the publisher: "From Pearl Harbor to her last and fatal voyage, the heroic story of America's most daring World War II submarine, as told by the ...
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10.

USN Destroyer vs IJN Destroyer

by - Mark Stille
The Pacific 1943 (Duel) (2012, Osprey Publishing)
Description: This book will cover the fierce night naval battles fought after Guadalcanal between the US Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during late 1943 as th ...
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11.

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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12.

The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign

by - Lundstrom, John B.
Naval Fighter Combat from August to November 1942 (1993, United States Naval Inst.)
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13.

USN cruiser vs IJN cruiser

by - Mark Stille
Guadacanal 1942 (Duel) (2009, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Although the war in the Pacific is usually considered a carrier war, it was the cruisers that dominated the early fighting. This thrilling duel presen ...
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14.

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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15.

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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16.

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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17.

The Kaiser's U-Boote

by - Histoire & Collections (2009, Histoire & Collections)
Description: On 4th August 1906, U1 was delivered to the Imperial German navy by the Germaniawerft shipyards of Kiel. Eight years later, on the eve of the outbreak ...
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18.

Die Entdeckung der Bismarck

by - Ballard, Robert D.
Deutschlands grosstes Schlachtschiff gibt sein Geheimnis Preis (1993, Ullstein)
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19.

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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20.

Pandora's Curse

by - DuBrul, Jack (2001, Onyx Books)
Description: Geologist Philip Mercer joins a mixed group of Americans, Germans, Russians, and others on an expedition to Greenland to visit an abandoned US Army ba ...
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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.

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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23.

Das Buch der deutschen Kriegsmarine 1935-1945

by - Showell, Jak P. Mallmann (1992, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart)
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24.

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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25.

Lautlose Jäger

by - Savas, Theodore
Deutsche U-Boot-Kommandanten im Zweiten Weltkrieg (2001, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin)
Description: Authors include some of the top U-Boat authors working today, including: Tim Mulligan (on Merten), Eric Rust (Guggenberger), Jordan Vause (Oehrn), Gor ...
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26.

Wolfgang Lüth

by - Alman, Karl (2001, Podzun-Pallas)
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27.

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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28.

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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29.

Die U-Flottille der deutschen Marine

by - Ewerth, Hannes (1988, Koehler Verlag, Herford)
Description: Focus is on the German Navy today, but includes a short section on early U-boats.
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30.

The Big E

by - Stafford, Edward Peary
The Story of the USS Enterprise (2002, Naval Institute Press)
Description: One of the more famous aircraft carrier names to emerge from WWII.
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