Recently published German language books


Suppliers of the Grey Wolves

by Urbanke, Axel
The story of the german submarine tankers 1941-43
2012, Urbanke, Axel/ Luftfahrtverlag-start
ISBN 3941437143
english-german Hardcover 330 pages colourphotos COMING SOON
The full story of all german submarine tankers including lots of photos and maps, portraits of the commanding officers and exciting stories from their life on the boats


Ursprünglich wollt ich nur die Welt seh'n

by Witte, Dr. Lothar
(Primarily. I wnted to see the world...)
Helmut Witte
ISBN 9783000206450
Hardcover, 186 pages, pictures from the guestbook of U-159
Written by the commander of U-159.


Ubootwaffe,Marine Kleinkampfverbaende

by Waldemar Trojca
2005, Model Hobby, Katowice, Poland
ISBN 8391921581
Hardcover, 598pages, 4 double sided maps, 1 blueprint in 1:35
a very comprehensive book concerning U-Boote and Kleinkampfverbande. Very much photo's, very nice colour drawings of various U-boat types/paint schemes, a review of type build and planned, equipment, foreign subs,miniature boats/designs/prototypes, combat operations/ organisation, flotilla's, marine kleinkampfverbande, statistical data a.s.f.


U 571

by Rose, Olaf
(U-571: Triumph and Tragedy of a German Submarine)
Triumph und Tragödie eines deutschen Uboots
2002, Kurt Vowinckel verlag
ISBN 3934531148
Hardcover, 167 pages
Rare book with foreword by Reinhard Hardegen about the U-571 and all of its crewmembers.


Auf Feindfahrt mit U-170 und Ritterkreuzträger Rudolf Mühlbauer

by Lange, Ulrich
(On War Patrol with U-170 and Knight's Cross Holder Rudolf Mühlbauer)
2002, Eigenverlag, Radebeul
ISBN 3831141355
Paperback, 268 pages, 123 photos


Die deutsche Handelsflotte 1939-1945

by Dinklage, Ludwig and Witthöft, Hans Jürgen
(The German Merchant Fleet 1939-1945)
Band 1&2 Die Schicksale aller Seeschiffe über 100 Brt, Handelsschiffe, Blockadebrecher, Hilfskriegsschiffe
2001, Nikol Verlagsgesellschaft, Hamburg
ISBN 3933203473
Hardcover, 537 pages/2,392 pages, 64 photos
Sourcebook of German merchant fleet in WWII in two volumes.


Die Schiffe der deutschen Kriegsmarine und Luftwaffe 1939-1945 und ihr Verbleib

by Gröner, Erich and Jung, Dieter
(Ships of the German Navy and Airforce 1939-1945)
2001, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn
ISBN 3763762159
Hardcover, 163 pages, numerous photos
Sourcebook, 9th printing, first printing 1954.


Deutsche Kriegsmarine

by Jackson, Robert
(German Navy)
Die illustrierte Geschichte der deutschen Kriegsmarine 1939-1945
2002, Edition Zeitgeschichte
ISBN 3854925476
Hardcover, 176 pages, 250 photos
Translation from English book: Kriegsmarine. The illustrated history of the German Navy in WWII.


Die deutschen U-Kreuzer und Transport-U-Boote

by Rössler, Eberhard
(German U-Cruisers and Transport U-Boats)
2003, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn
ISBN 3763762469
Hardcover, 256 pages, 74 photos and 44 drawings


Der Mythos der deutschen U-Bootwaffe

by Hadley, Michael L.
(Count not the Dead)
2001, Mittler & Sohn Verlag
ISBN 3813207714
Hardcover, 207 pages, ca. 20 pictures
This book explores the mythology behind the German U-boats and U-boat men (of both world wars, but mostly from World War II), including their representation in books and movies.
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by Jordan, David
2002, Tosa, Wien
ISBN 3854925484
Hardcover, 192 pages
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Der U-Boot-Krieg im Nordmeer

by Wetzel, Eckard
(The U-Boat War in the Arctic: Missions of U-995)
Feindfahrten des letzten Weltkriegs-U-Bootes U995
2001, Nebel Verlag
ISBN 3895550205
Hardcover, 240 pages


Der Abschied

by Lothar-Günther Buchheim
(The Parting)
2002, Piper Verlag, München
ISBN 3492235727
Paperback, 560 pages
This novel describes the journey Buchheim and Lehmann-Willenbrock make on the nuclear research vessel Otto Hahn from Rotterdam to Cape Town. It is the last journey for the ship - which will be scrapped - as well as for the captain, der Alte, who will retire after this mission. The book is interesting for Das Boot or Die Festung readers, because it wraps up the story of the friendship between Leutnant Werner (Buchheim) and der Alte (Lehmann-Willenbrock). The description of their chats in the evenings gives a nice insight into the life of Lehmann-Willenbrock during the last stages of the war and the time after that. This book is a must for every Das Boot fan, although it is not as exciting as Das Boot or Die Festung.


Die UC- Boote der Kaiserlichen Marine 1914-1918

by Bendert, Harald
(The UC Boats of the Kaiserliche Marine, 1914-1918: Mine warfare with U-boats)
Minenkrieg mit U- Booten
2001, Mittler & Sohn Verlag
ISBN 3813207587
Hardcover, 214 pages


Ernstfall in der Tiefe

by Kent, Alexander
(Emergency at depth)
2001, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin
ISBN 354825215X
Paperback, 446 pages


U 234

by Scalia, Joseph Mark
In geheimer Mission nach Japan
2002, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart
ISBN 3613021994
Hardcover, 300 pages
This book is a fascinating study of the mystery of U-234, with an excellent examination of the boat's crew, passengers, and cargo.
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Die Männer der deutschen U-Bootwaffe 1939-1945

by Mulligan, Timothy
(The men of the German U-boat service, 1939-1945)
2001, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart
ISBN 3613021471
Hardcover, 360 pages
This book investigates the men behind the myth - the real officers and enlisted men behind the "shark" and "wolf" images often associated with the U-boat arm. The author surveyed over one thousand veterans of the U-boat-waffe, interviewing many of them personally. Besides demonstrating patterns in the age, educational background, former occupation, and geographic origin of officers and enlisted men, he also covers the training regimen in detail as it evolved during the course of the war as well as the morale crisis of 1943-1944. He addresses common assumptions about U-boat men and attempts to verify them based on his survey data and other statistical information: Was the U-boat war really a children's crusade? Was inexperience really behind the huge casualty rates? Was the U-boat arm truly apolitical? A very interesting chapter describes U-boat officers' treatment of survivors of sinkings at various stages of the war. A well-researched book on a little-studied aspect of the U-boat war.
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Kampf um Enigma

by Harper, Stephen
(Battle for Enigma)
Die Jagd auf U559
2001, Mittler & Sohn Verlag
ISBN 3813207374
Hardcover, 132 pages
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Die U-Boot-Waffe 1935-1945

by Showell, Jak Mallmann
(U-Boats 1935-1945)
Kommandanten und Besatzungen
2001, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart
ISBN 3613020998
Hardcover, 145 pages
This book 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 know about.
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Die U-Boote des Kaisers

by Schröder, Joachim
(The Kaiser's U-boats)
Die Geschichte des deutschen U-Boot-Krieges gegen Großbritannien im Ersten Weltkrieg
2003, Bernard & Graefe
ISBN 3763762353
Hardcover, 530 pages, many b/w photos
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 totally sold out and now this book is available in a new version.


Den Feind den wir Tötetten, mein Freund

by Jones, David C.
(The enemy we killed, my friend)
On 19 September, 1942 Officer Cadet D.C. Jones was on board the British vessel Quebec City when it was torpedoed by U-156 (Werner Hartenstein). Survivors were aided and shown charts to set a course for West Africa and were wished 'A good journey and safe landing. We hope to meet you again in a better and more peaceful world.' This book tells the author's story and includes the results of his research into Hartenstein's life.
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Lautlose Jäger

by Savas, Theodore
(Silent Hunters)
Deutsche U-Boot-Kommandanten im Zweiten Weltkrieg
2001, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin
ISBN 3548252052
Paperback, 316 pages
Authors include some of the top U-Boat authors working today, including: Tim Mulligan (on Merten), Eric Rust (Guggenberger), Jordan Vause (Oehrn), Gordon T. M. Kelshall (Kapitsky), Dwight Messimer (50-page article on Eck and the trial) and Admiral Erich Topp. Topp's piece is a wonderful, very personal article about his relationship with Endrass, written while he was on patrol just after Endrass' death.
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Otto Kretschmer

by Herzog, Bodo
(Otto Kretschmer)
Der erfolgreichste U-Boot-Kommandant des Zweiten Weltkrieges
2001, Patzwall Verlag
ISBN 3931533441
153 pages
This is the first major biography of Otto Kretschmer to appear in more than 40 years.


Hilfskreuzer Thor

by Brennecke, Jochen
(Auxiliary cruiser Thor)
Hecht im Atlantik
2001, Koehler Verlag, Herford
ISBN 3782208242
Hardcover, 232 pages, photos, charts, facsimiles, maps
First published 1967.


Todesgefahr über uns

by Valentiner, Max
(Mortal danger above: U-38 in action)
U 38 im Einsatz
2002, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin
ISBN 3548254365
Paperback, 282 pages
First published in 1934 as U-38: Wikingefahrten eines deutschen U-Bootes.


Schlachtschiff Tirpitz

by Brennecke, Jochen
(Battleship Tirpitz)
Ein Tatsachenbericht
2001, Koehlers Verlag
ISBN 3782208277
239 pages


Das grosse U-Boot Buch

by Francis, Timothy L.
(The big U-boat book)
2001, Heel Verlag, Königswinter
ISBN 3906477010
Hardcover, 139 pages, 175 b&w photos
The history of the submarine from 1620 to the present. While the photos are excellent, the accompanying text contains many inaccuracies.
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Fackeln über dem Atlantik

by Topp, Erich
(Torches over the Atlantic)
Lebensbericht eines U- Boot- Kommandanten
2001, Mittler & Sohn Verlag
ISBN 3782208331
Hardcover, 287 pages, 18 b&w photos
Many believe this is one of the best personal accounts of the war. Topp was one of the most successful U-boat commanders on his famous Red Devil boat, the U-552. This autobiography recounts his wartime and postwar career in the German Navy.
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Deutsche U-Bootbunker gestern und heute

by Schmeelke, Karl-Heinz
(German U-boat bunkers yesterday and today)
2001, Podzun-Pallas
ISBN 3790907146
48 pages, numerous illustrations
First published 1996.
- This book has been translated into other languages


Die Torpedos der deutschen U-Boote

by Rössler, Eberhard
(The Torpedoes of the German U-boats)
2005, Mittler & Sohn GmbH
ISBN 3813208427
Hardcover, 292 pages, diagrams, drawings and photo's
Covers the development, manufacturing and technical specifics of all the German torpedoes made from 1864 till recent years


U-Boottyp XXIII

by Rössler, Eberhard
(U-boat Type XXIII)
2002, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz
ISBN 3763762361
Hardcover, 201 pages, many drawings and photos
A treatise on the Elektro boat type XXIII U-boat, with complete technical specifications and lots of scale line drawings..


U-Boottyp XXI

by Rössler, Eberhard
(U-boat Type XXI)
2001, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz
ISBN 3763762183
161 pages, 54 b&w photos, 103 drawings, 1 plan
Anatomy of the Type XXI U-boat with lots of scale line drawings.
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Die Wölfe und der Admiral

by Frank, Wolfgang
(The wolves and the Admiral)
2001, Lübbe Verlag Bergisch-Gladbach
ISBN 3404650255
746 pages, 20 b&w photos
An excellent personal account of the U-boat War 1939-1945. During that time Frank attended several meetings of Dönitz' staff and served aboard several U-boats on war patrols.
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Deutsche U- Boote zum Schwarzen Meer 1942 - 1944

by Enders, Gerd
(U-Boats to the Black Sea 1942-44: A One-Way Journey)
Eine Reise ohne Wiederkehr
2001, Mittler & Sohn Verlag
ISBN 3813207617
130 pages, 13 maps, 185 b&w photos and pictures
This revised edition of the original 1997 book describes the transport of the six type IIB boats overland and via the Danube to the Black Sea. The second part of the book covers all conducted war patrols, reported in summarized log books of the individual boats. Contains excellent picture material and additional information about the type IIB U-boat.


U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945, Der (Band 5)

by Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans Joachim
(The U-boat War 1939-1945: The Knight's Cross winners in the German U-boat service from 1939 to 1945)
Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Boot-Waffe von September 1939 bis Mai 1945
2003, Mittler & Sohn Verlag
ISBN 3813205150
Hardcover, 539 pages, photos of Knight's Cross Holders


Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 3)

by Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans Joachim
(The U-boat War 1939-1945: German U-boat successes from September 1939 to May 1945)
Deutsche U-Boot-Erfolge von September 1939 bis Mai 1945
2001, Mittler & Sohn Verlag
ISBN 3813205134
Hardcover, 400 pages


Zu Tode gesiegt

by Buchheim, Lothar-Günther
(Victoried to death)
2001, Piper Verlag, München
ISBN 3492040438
307 pages, 220 b&w photos
A collection of great photo sets, made during war patrols in 1941.


Jäger und Gejagte

by Brennecke, Jochen
(The hunters and the hunted)
Deutsche U- Boote 1939 - 1945
2001, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin
ISBN 3548252141
Paperback, 672 pages, 42 b&w photos
Good U-boat data.
- This book has been translated into other languages


Der U-Boot-Krieg

by Blair, Clay
(The U-boat war: The Hunters, 1939 - 1942)
Die Jäger 1939 - 1942
2001, Heyne Verlag, München
ISBN 3828905129
912 pages, b&w photos
This first volume of Blair's massive and controversial work covers the U-boat war 1939-1942.
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Wolfgang Lüth

by Alman, Karl
2001, Podzun-Pallas
ISBN 3895558540
Hardcover, 288 pages, 36 b&w photos


Embleme, Wappen, Malings Deutscher U-boote 1935-1945

by Högel, Georg
(Emblems and insignia of German submarines 1935-1945)
2001, Koehler Verlag, Hamburg
ISBN 3782208269
Hardcover, 228 pages, hundreds of illustrations and drawings
Covers U-boat emblems and insignia. This book is in German but since it's mostly illustrations that is not really a problem for non German speakers. A superb book!
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