Finnish language books


Aja ääneti, aja syvällä

Aja ääneti, aja syvällä

by - Beach, Edward L.
(Run silent, run deep) (1978, Tammi, Helsinki)
ISBN 9513043037
Paperback, 270 pages, second edition
Description: This is a book every sub enthusiast should read. Beach, commander of an American sub in WWII, depicts daily life on a submarine and the excitement of ...
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Amiraalin sudet

by - Noli, Jean
(The wolves of the admiral) (1972, Otava Oy, Helsinki)
Hardcover, 472 pages, no photos
Description: This has got to be one of the least accurate books on this subject. Please see our review for details.
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Erikoismiehet Iskevat

by - Karhunen, Joppe
(Specialists Strike) (1971, Otava Oy, Helsinki)
Description: This book contains about a dozen chapters, each describing a specialist from one of the branches of the defense forces in WWII: a radio intelligence o ...
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Hait ja pienet kalat

Hait ja pienet kalat

by - Ott, Wolfgang
(Sharks and little fishes) (1963, WSOY, Porvoo)
Paperback, 415 pages
Description: This highly acclaimed novel realistically describes the life of a German U-boat officer in WWII. A movie based on the book was released in 1957.
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Havsvargar

Havsvargar

by - Ekman, Per-Olof
(Sea wolves: Submarines and submarine warfare in the Baltic Sea)
Ubåtar och ubåtskrig i Östersjön (1983, Schildt, Helsinki)
ISBN 9515002796
348 pages, 40 photos, maps
Description: A great book which covers both WWI and WWII and all the movements of Russian, Finnish and German submarines in the Baltic Sea. It also covers the oper ...
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Hyökkäys Maltalla

Hyökkäys Maltalla

by - Fullerton, Alexander
(Attack in Malta) (1986, Tammi, Helsinki)
ISBN 951306512X
Hardcover, 322 pages
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Itämeri ja Suomenlahti 1944-1945

Itämeri ja Suomenlahti 1944-1945

by - Bekker, Cajus
(The Baltic and the Gulf of Finland 1944-1945) (1960, WSOY, Porvoo)
Hardcover, 336 pages, some maps
Description: "The true story of the last mission of the Kriegsmarine and of the rescue by sea of over two million Germans."
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Julma meri

Julma meri

by - Monsarrat, Nicholas
(The cruel sea) (1963, Otava Oy, Helsinki)
Paperback, 503 pages, 5th edition
Description: The story is about convoy escorts, first aboard the corvette H.M.S. Compass Rose, and later on the frigate H.M.S. Saltash. The story follows the men o ...
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Kaappasimme sukellusveneen

by - Gallery, Daniel
(Captured submarine) (1958, Tammi, Helsinki)
258 pages, photos
Description: This book details the history and eventual capture of the U-505 during WWII. The author was the Commanding Officer of the task group (TG 22.3) that ex ...
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Karhusaari

Karhusaari

by - MacLean, Alistair
(Bear Island) (1971, WSOY, Porvoo)
Hardcover, 319 pages
Description: This novel deals only indirectly with U-boats, with the action taking place a quarter century after the end of World War II. Since it is a mystery nov ...
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Kirottu Atlantti

by - Herlin, Hans
(Damned Atlantic) (1960, Gummerus, Oy, Jyväskylä)
330 pages, photos
Description: The author describes the fate of Günther Prien of U-47, Peter Zschech of U-505, Werner Henke of U-515, Wolfgang Lüth, and Heinz Eck of U-852. Well-w ...
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Kirottu Meri

by - Bekker, Cajus
(Damned sea) (1973, Gummerus, Oy, Jyväskylä)
ISBN 9512002396
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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Kleberin saattue

by - Trew, Antony
(Kleber's convoy) (1979, Uusi Kirjakerho, Helsinki)
ISBN 951540214X
Hardcover, 282 pages
Description: Kleber, commanding a 15-boat wolfpack, is determined to destroy a 35-ship convoy to Murmansk. A British Vice-Admiral with twenty-six escort vessels is ...
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Kultainen hevosenkenkä

by - Robertson, Terence
(The golden horseshoe) (1957, Otava Oy, Helsinki)
266 pages, photos
Description: Covers Kretschmer's career in the U-boat arm and as a prisoner of war in England and Canada.
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Laivat puuta, miehet rautaa

by - Peuranheimo, Orvo, Pirhonen, Jouko and Killinen, Kullervo
(Wooden ships, iron men) (1956, WSOY, Porvoo)
227 pages, 74 photos, 6 maps
Description: The battles of motor torpedo boats in the Gulf of Finland 1941-1944. Excellent book. The authors served in the flotilla of Motor Torpedo Boats. Jouko ...
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Luurankorannikko

by - Jenkins, Geoffrey
(A twist of sand) (1960, Soderstrom, Helsinki)
315 pages
Description: Reader's comment: Fiction, regarding experimental German U-boats in South African waters.
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Merilentjat Sodan Taivaalla

Merilentjat Sodan Taivaalla

by - Karhunen, Joppe
(Sea Aviators in the Sky of War) (1980, Otava Oy, Helsinki)
Description: Colonel Joppe Karhunen (Knight of the Mannerheim Cross) is a Finnish wartime fighter ace (over 30 victories), postwar jet pilot and author of about 60 ...
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Meririntama

Meririntama

by - Ekman, Per-Olof
(Seafront) (1983, WSOY, Porvoo)
ISBN 9510119938
313 pages, photos, maps
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Muurinmurtajat

Muurinmurtajat

by - Fullerton, Alexander
(The gatecrashers) (1985, Tammi, Helsinki)
ISBN 9513063135
Hardcover, 361 pages
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Myrskyvaroitus

Myrskyvaroitus

by - Higgins, Jack
(Storm warning) (1976, Gummerus, Oy, Jyväskylä)
ISBN 9512034352
Paperback, 260 pages
Description: A U-boat appears briefly in this book. The commander of this U-boat is one of the main characters in the book. After his capture and subsequent escape ...
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Piiloleikki

Piiloleikki

by - Fullerton, Alexander
(The waiting game) (1987, Karisto Oy, Hämeenlinna)
ISBN 951232458X
Hardcover, 288 pages
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Rauta-arkut

by - Werner, Herbert A
(Iron Coffins)
Saksalaisen sukellusvenekomentajan muistelmat 1939-1945 (2004, Koala)
Hardcover, 416 pages, 80 pictures
Description: Herbert A. Werner was the Commander of U-415 and U-953. This book tells the story of his wartime career, including his service on U-557 and U-230 as w ...
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Saalistus Barentsinmerellä

Saalistus Barentsinmerellä

by - MacLean, Alistair
(Robbery in the Barents Sea) (1984, WSOY, Juva)
Hardcover, 302 pages
Description: A novel about a hospital ship which must deal with sabotage while crossing U-boat infested waters.
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Saattue Muurmanskiin

Saattue Muurmanskiin

by - MacLean, Alistair
(A convoy to Murmansk) (1961, WSOY, Porvoo)
Paperback, 430 pages
Description: This is a classic that tells the story of a convoy heading towards Murmansk in winter 1943. The book describes the conditions in which the convoy men ...
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Saattue nakyvissa

Saattue nakyvissa

by - Nylund, Frans
(Convoy at sight) (1974, Tammi)
Hardcover, no photos
Description: Martina, a Finnish merchant ship, sails from London to Uruguay in October 1939. The ship avoids mines and U-boats, and returns to Europe in April 194 ...
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Saattue PQ 17

Saattue PQ 17

by - Karweina, Günter
(Convoy PQ-17) (1964, WSOY, Porvoo)
274 pages, photos
Description: Tells in good narrative form about the destruction of convoy PQ-17. Some rare photos are included as well.
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Saksan ja Suomen salainen sukellusveneyhteistyö

Saksan ja Suomen salainen sukellusveneyhteistyö

by - Forsén, Björn and Forsén, Annette
(Germany's and Finland's secret cooperation in the development of U-boats) (1999, WSOY, Helsinki)
ISBN 951024029X
Hardcover, 330 pages, 56 photos
Description: This book covers the secret development of German submarines in Finland after World War I.
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Saksan laivaston taistelu ja tuho

by - Bekker, Cajus
(Struggle and defeat of the German Navy) (1955, WSOY, Porvoo)
Hardcover, 278 pages, 172 photos
Description: A general account; includes a chapter on the U-boats.
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Soihdunkantajat

Soihdunkantajat

by - Fullerton, Alexander
(The torch bearers) (1989, Tammi, Helsinki)
ISBN 9513066967
Hardcover, 402 pages
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Sukellushälytys

Sukellushälytys

by - Kijanen, Kalervo
(Submarine alarm) (1977, )
ISBN 9519545700
80 photos
Description: The book is out of print and extremely hard to find even in second hand bookstores in Finland. Excellent book! More than 80 photos, a list of known ...
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Sukellusvene

Sukellusvene

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther
(The boat) (1975, Wilin & Göös, Helsinki)
ISBN 9513513084
Hardcover, 459 pages
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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Sukellusvene Vesikko

Sukellusvene Vesikko

by - Melkko, Markku
(Submarine Vesikko) (1991, Sotamuseon Julkaisuja -Maurinkatu 1, Helsinki Finland)
ISBN 9512505371
27 pages, 15 photos
Description: This book covers the Finnish submarine Vesikko, which can be considered a prototype for the first German U-boats after 1933.
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Sukellusveneella UC57 Vapaussotaan

by - Tuompo, W.E.
(Onboard Uboat UC-57 to the Liberation War) (1934, Oy Sanatar)
Description: In November 1917 U-boat UC-57 transported a group of Finnish freedom fighters from Germany back to the homeland. The men then set up a clandestine rad ...
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Sukellusvenesotaa Itämerellä

Sukellusvenesotaa Itämerellä

by - Ekman, Per-Olof
(Submarine war in the Baltic Sea) (1986, Keristo Oy, Hameenlinna)
ISBN 9519979115
431 pages, about 40 photos and maps
Description: A great book which covers both WWI and WWII and all the movements of Russian, Finnish and German submarines in the Baltic Sea. It also covers the oper ...
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Suomen laivasto 1918-1968

Suomen laivasto 1918-1968

by - N/A
(History of the Finnish Navy 1918-1968) (1968, Otava Oy, Helsinki)
2 volumes: Volume 1, 326 pages; Volume 2, 512 pages; b&w photos, maps
Description: In these books are described Finnish submarines and their careers. Among the authors is Kalervo Kijanen (see the book "Sukellushälytys").
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Suomen Laivasto Sodassa 1939-1945 - The Finnish Navy at War

Suomen Laivasto Sodassa 1939-1945 - The Finnish Navy at War

by - Keskinen, Kalevi and Mantykoski, Jorma
(The Finnish Navy at War) (1991, Tietoteos Oy)
ISBN 9518919054
168 pages, approximately 200 photos, 1 map
Description: This is actually a bilingual book, as the text is written both in Finnish and in English. However, the text is not very detailed, as the main emphasi ...
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Taistelu Tukikohdasta

by - Innes, Hammond
(The battle of the base) (1963, Otava Oy, Helsinki)
Paperback, 230 pages
Description: A bit far-fetched story about a secret undersea U-boat base in Cornwall, England(!) and its destruction by a British Intelligence officer in 1939.
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Taisteluhälytys

Taisteluhälytys

by - Pukkila, Eino
(The Battle Alarm) (1961, WSOY, Porvoo)
299 pages, 30 photos, 4 maps
Description: The Finnish Navy at War 1941-1945. Excellent book. The author is commodore Eino Pukkila. Included are four maps, including the operations and mine-fie ...
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Tieni Scapa-Lahteen

by - Prien, Günther
(The way to Scapa Flow)
Merimiehestä sukellusveneen päälliköksi (1941, Kustannusyhtiö Otava, Helsinki)
Hardcover, 160 pages, 37 photographs
Description: Wartime autobiography of the most famous U-boat commander, probably ghost-written by Wolfgang Frank.
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Tirpitzin tuho

Tirpitzin tuho

by - Gallagher, Thomas
(The destruction of Tirpitz) (1980, Kirjayhtymä, Helsinki)
ISBN 9512603470
Hardcover, 208 pages
Description: Describes the attack of mini-submarines against the German battleship Tirpitz in Kaafjord near Alta in the North of Norway.
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Tuntematon merimies

Tuntematon merimies

by - Heikkinen, Helge
(The unknown sailor) (1975, WSOY, Porvoo)
ISBN 9510066230
327 pages, many photos
Description: Covers the Finnish Merchant Fleet in the First World War.
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Tuomiohetki

Tuomiohetki

by - Higgins, Jack
(The moment of verdict) (1993, Gummerus, Oy, Jyväskylä)
ISBN 9512043319
Hardcover, 350 pages
Description: Story of a British intelligence agent diving on a mysterious U-boat found in the Caribbean. The commander’s briefcase, believed to hold incriminatin ...
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U-330 ja taistelu kullasta

U-330 ja taistelu kullasta

by - Follett, James
(U-330 and the battle of gold) (1983, Tammi, Helsinki)
ISBN 9513058425
Hardcover, 253 pages
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U-700

by - Follett, James
(U-700) (1981, Tammi, Helsinki)
ISBN 951305277X
Hardcover, 222 pages
Description: Novelization of the capture of U-570 and the attempt of the IWO to sink the surrendered vessel after his escape from a prison camp. Otto Kretschmer pl ...
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U977

by - Schaeffer, Heinz
(U-977: 66 days under water)
66 vuorokautta veden alla (1955, WSOY, Porvoo)
258 pages
Description: Autobiography of the commander. It tells the story of U-977's last voyage at the end of the war which culminated in a marathon escape to Argentina. Fi ...
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Uhka Lannesta

Uhka Lannesta

by - Tapani Mattila
(Threat From West) (1997, Suomi merella-saatio)
Description: The first half of the book tells about the 19th century national Finnish Navy, Suomen Meriekipaasi, especially how it defended the coast and Fort Svea ...
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Upottakaa Rommelin laivat

by - Lamb, Charles
(Sink the Ships of Rommel) (1979, Karisto Oy, Hämeenlinna)
ISBN 9512313944
Hardcover, 375 pages, 28 photographs, 1 map
Description: Considered one of the finer books covering the Swordfish aircraft during WWII.
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Uskollinen kuolemaan saakka

Uskollinen kuolemaan saakka

by - Berthold, Will
(Faithful until death: Victory and defeat of the Bismarck) (1978, Karisto Oy, Hämeenlinna)
ISBN 9512312603
Hardcover, 225 pages, photos
Description: The story of the German battleship Bismarck.
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Vaarallisilla vesilla

Vaarallisilla vesilla

by - Heikkinen, Helge
(In dangerous waters) (1960, WSOY, Porvoo)
383 pages, many photos
Description: Covers Finnish merchant vessels in World War II.
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Vesikko - Suomenlahden hiljainen vartija

by - Merensilta, Timo
(Submarine Vesikko) (2009, Hobby-kustannus Oy)
ISBN 9789525334074
Hardcover, landscape A4, 224 pages (48 color pages)
Description: Finnish submarine Vesikko was the prototype of the first submarine type of German Navy in 1930's, the Typ II. Vesikko was real hi-tech in its time. ...
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