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1.

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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2.

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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3.

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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4.

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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5.

German Seaman 1939-45

by - Williamson, Gordon and White, John (2001, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Covers the recuitment, training, appearance, service conditions, combat experience and ethos of members of the Kriegsmarine Sea and Land units.
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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.

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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8.

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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9.

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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10.

The Battle of Tassafaronga

by - Russell Syndnor Crenshaw (2010, Naval Institute Press)
Description: The Battle of Tassafaronga, fought November 30, 1942, was the fifth and last major night surface action of the Guadalcanal campaign. In it, a powerful ...
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11.

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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12.

U-Boottyp XXIII

by - Rössler, Eberhard (2002, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: A treatise on the Elektro boat type XXIII U-boat, with complete technical specifications and lots of scale line drawings..
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13.

Die U-Boote des Kaisers

by - Schröder, Joachim
Die Geschichte des deutschen U-Boot-Krieges gegen Großbritannien im Ersten Weltkrieg (2003, Bernard & Graefe)
Description: The book presents the strategic history of the U-boat war 1914-1918, specifically focusing on the role of the Kaiser. The first printing (2001) was to ...
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14.

PC Patrol Craft of World War II

by - Veigele, William
A History of the Ships and Their Crews (1998, Astral Publishing Co.)
Description: These ships were among the first US Navy new ships to fight U-boats in the Atlantic. It describes the need for, design and construction of, exploits o ...
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15.

Die Wölfe

by - Vause, Jordan
Deutsche U-Boot-Kommandanten im 2. Weltkrieg (1999, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart)
Description: "A balanced examination of the image of a U-Boat skipper. Whilst it may be criticised by some, this book is a valuable contribution to the published ...
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16.

Memoirs

by - Dönitz, Karl
Ten Years and Twenty Days (1997, Da Capo Press)
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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17.

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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18.

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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19.

Clash of the carriers

by - Barrett Tillman
The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II (2006, NAL Trade)
Description: The true story of one of the greatest and most decisive conflicts in the history of naval warfare-from an award-winning author. In June, 1944, Amer ...
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20.

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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21.

The Man Who Never Was

by - Montagu, Ewen
World War II's Boldest Counter-Intelligence Operation (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislea ...
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22.

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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23.

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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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.

Unterseebootsbau

by - Gabler, Ulrich (1996, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: This very comprehensive book about the design and construction of submarines is written by a German professor of engineering, the former LI (chief eng ...
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26.

Wolfgang Lüth

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

U-Boot-Krieg in der Karibik

by - Kelshall, Gaylord T.M. (1999, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: Covers the entire war in the theatre in great detail, both from sea and air. This is the Bible for the Caribbean theater. Great ship index. Highly re ...
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28.

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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29.

U.S. Submarines Through 1945

by - Friedman, Norman
An Illustrated Design History (1995, United States Naval Inst.)
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30.

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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