Recommended books for new readers

This is a compilation we've assembled for new readers who wish to get up to speed on this fascinating subject, namely Naval Warfare in WWII and German U-boats. If you believe we might have missed a good book here please let me know and we'll look into it.



Atlantic Campaign, The

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The Atlantic Campaign

by - Van der Vat, Dan
The Great Struggle at Sea, 1939-1945 (1988, Hodder & Stoughton, London)
ISBN 0060916311
424 pages
Description: Covers the U-boat war 1939-45, a good meaty book. Good bibliography and references.
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Battle of the Atlantic, The

The Battle of the Atlantic

by - Costello, John and Hughes, Terry (1977, William Collins, London)
ISBN 0385270127
314 pages
Description: Highly readable account of the war in the Atlantic 1939-1945, including actions by U-boats and engagements by surface vessels. Loads of excellent pict ...
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The Battle of the Atlantic

by - Pitt, Barrie (1977, Time-Life Books)
ISBN 0316847372
208 pages
Description: A general account with a lot of photos. Typical Time-Life-book.
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Canada's Atlantic War

by - Swettenham, John Alexander (1979, Samuel Stevens, Toronto; Sarasota)
ISBN 0888666047
Hardcover, 154 pages, more than 200 photos
Description: A good overview of the war at sea from the Canadian point of view. Some of the numbers given are not strictly accurate, mainly because much excellent ...
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Iron Coffins

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Iron Coffins

by - Werner, Herbert A.
A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II (2002, Da Capo Press)
ISBN 030681160X
Paperback, 388 pages
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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- Translated into Polish as Zelazne trumny
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Operation Drumbeat

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Operation Drumbeat

by - Gannon, Michael (1991, )
ISBN 0060920882
485 pages, 31 b&w photos, 5 maps, and 1 diagram
Description: One of the best books available about this topic. Gannon describes the patrols of U-123 in great narrative form. The feeble American countermeasures a ...
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U-Boat

U-Boat

by - Mason, David
The Secret Menace (1968, Pan-Ballantine, London)
ISBN 0356025470
Paperback, 160 pages, 102 b&w photos, 3 maps, 6 sketches, 2 diagrams
Description: A general overview of U-boats in WWII. Approximately one half the book consists of photographs.
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U-Boat Commanders and Crews 1935-1945

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U-Boat Commanders and Crews 1935-1945

by - Showell, Jak P. Mallmann (1998, Crowood Press Ltd.)
ISBN 1861261926
Hardcover, 144 pages, numerous b&w photos
Description: Covers the men of the U-boat force in an easy-to-read manner. Training, battle conditions and almost any other aspect of the men you could wish to kno ...
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U-Boat Offensive 1914-1945, The

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The U-Boat Offensive 1914-1945

by - Tarrant, V.E. (2000, Cassell Academic)
ISBN 185409520X
Hardcover, 192 pages, 114 pictures, 16 maps, 8 graphs
Description: A good general account of U-boats in both wars, contains good analysis and details of losses and flotillas. First published 1989.
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U-boat War, The

The U-boat War

by - Buchheim, Lothar-G√ľnther (1978, Alfred A, Knopf, Inc.)
ISBN 0394414373
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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U-Boat Wars, The

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The U-Boat Wars

by - Hoyt, Edwin P. (2002, Cooper Square Pub)
ISBN 0815411928
Paperback, many photos
Description: A general overview of the U-boat in World War II. First published 1984.
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U-Boats

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U-Boats

by - Hoyt, Edwin P.
A Pictorial History (1987, McGraw-Hill, New York)
ISBN 0070306206
289 pages
Description: Not quite as pictorial as the title would suggest, about a 50/50 split.
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U-Boats

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U-Boats

by - Miller, David
The Illustrated History of the Raiders of the Deep (2000, Brasseys Inc)
ISBN 1574882465
208 pages, numerous b&w photos, tables, diagrams, maps
Description: Encyclopedic coverage of World War II U-boat operations, weapons, and technologies; also provides a brief overview of World War I U-boats. Appendix in ...
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U-Boats at War

U-Boats at War

by - Busch, Harald (1982, Putnam)
ISBN 0345307550
Paperback, 176 pages, no photos, no index, no bibliography
Description: A general, well-written overview of the U-boat war. Translated from the German by L.P.R. Wilson. Originally published 1955.
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Wolfpack

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Wolfpack

by - Kaplan, Philip and Currie, Jack
U-boats at war 1939-1945 (1997, United States Naval Inst.)
ISBN 1557509549
Description: Mainly a pictorial history, lots of photos, but also paintings. Includes "then and now" pictures of the sub pens and the preserved boats.
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