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Recent additions - German language

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Schwarze Schiff, Das

by Von Mücke, Hellmuth
(Ayesha)
The Odyssey of Emden's Landing Team 1914-1915
1931,
Paperback, 272 pages. 21 photos, 1 map
book is in Swedish language
The author was Captain of Corbeta of the Reichsmarine. This book details the odyssey of 50 of the Emden's crew (before the ship was sunk) who set sail on a rotting sailing ship pursued by the British fleet across the Pacific they reached Africa. They then crossed the desert to Turkey and finally reached Germany.
- This book has been translated into other languages

Zeebrügge

by Bartz, Karl
(Zeebrugge: The English attack on the German U-boat base)
Der englische Angriff auf die deutsche U-Boot Basis
1938,
Hardcover, 195 pages, 26 photos, 1 map
book is in Swedish language
The book gives the German view of the British attacks/raids on the harbours of Zeebrugge and Oostende on St.-George's Day 1918, in which an attempt was made to block both German U-boat harbours. Oostende was a complete failure, Zeebrugge was partially a success but did not keep the German U-boats imprisoned as always has been told. The book is partially fiction as it uses a fictional person to tell the story but gives a very good description of what really happened. Of course due to the period of publishing some nationalistic talk is never really far away.

Marinekorps Flandern

by Ryheul, Johan
(Marinekorps Flandern)
1997, Mittler & Sohn Verlag
ISBN 381320541X
Hardcover, 280 pages, 300 photos
book is in Swedish language
This book gives an overview of the German Marinekorps Flandern which occupied the larger part of the Belgian coast and some inland areas. The harbours of Brugge, Zeebrugge and Oostende, the U-Flottille Flandern I and II, the torpedo boats and destroyers of Flandern, the naval air service, coastal batteries and the British raids on St. George's Day 1918 on the harbours are the main subjects.

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Torpedo, Achtung ! Los !

by Marschall, Wilhelm
(Torpedo, Attention ! Fire !)
Erlebnisse im U-Bootkrieg 1917/18
1938, Deutscher Verlag Berlin
Hardcover, 230 pages, 14 photos
book is in Swedish language
Tells about the career of this former U-boat commander who served on UC74 and UB105 in the Mediterranean in the last two years of World War I. He ended his career as a Kapitänleutnant but became Konteradmiral in 1938. The patriotic talk is all over the book, but it still gives a very good idea of what it must have been like on a U-boat in this theatre of the war that is not yet very well known.

Krieg unter Wasser

by Jung, Hermann A.K.
(War under water)
Der Opfertod der fünftausend
1939, G. Stalling, Oldenburg
Hardcover, 222 pages, 12 photos
book is in Swedish language
The German view of the U-boat war in World War I by a former U-boat commander. It shows the major successes of the German U-boats and even uses British sources. It ends however with some patriotic talk about the U-boat arm.

Alarm ! Tauchen !

by Fürbringer, Werner
(Alarm ! Dive !)
U-Boot in Kampf und Sturm
1933, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin
Hardcover, 258 pages, 18 photoss
book is in Swedish language
The book gives a complete overview of the career of the author who was one of the more famous U-boat commanders in World War I. He ended his career as a Kapitänleutnant. He served on a number of the Flandern U-boats but started his wartime career on U-20. There is also a preface by Korvettenkapitän Karl Bartenbach, who was the Führer der U-Boote Flandern under Admiral von Schröder.

UB-Boote der kaiserlichen Marine 1914 - 1918, Die

by Bendert, Harald
(The UB Boats of the Kaiserliche Marine, 1914-1918: Operations, Successes, Fates)
Einsätze - Erfolge - Schicksal
2000, Mittler & Sohn Verlag
ISBN 3813207137
Hardcover, 214 pages
book is in Swedish language

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UC- Boote der Kaiserlichen Marine 1914-1918, Die

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
book is in Swedish language

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Ubootsgeist

by Ritter, Paul
(U-Boat Spirit: Adventures and Missions in the Mediterranean)
Abenteuer und Fahrten im Mittelmeer, nach Kriegstagebuchern
1935, K.F. Koehler, Leipzig
246 pages, 4 pages of photos, maps
book is in Swedish language
Account based on the World War I diary of Maschinistenmaat Paul Ritter.

U-Boote des Kaisers, Die

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
book is in Swedish language
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.

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K. und K. Korvettenkapitän George Ritter von Trapp

by Schomaekers, Günter
(K. und K. Korvettenkapitän George Ritter von Trapp)
Der erfolgriechste U-Boot-Kommandant Osterreich-Ungarns im Ersten Weltkrieg
1964, H. Ruhl
84 pages, tables
book is in Swedish language

Kapitänleutnant Otto Steinbrinck

by Herzog, Bodo
(Kapitänleutnant Otto Steinbrinck)
Die Geschichte des erfolgreichsten U-Boot-Kommandanten in den Gewassern um England
1963, H. Ruhl
223 pages, photos
book is in Swedish language

Männer von U 96, Die

by Wiebicke, Karl
(The men of U-96)
Erinnerungen an Fahrten unseres U-Bootes
1934, Koehler & Amelang Leipzig
208 pages, 33 photos, 3 maps
book is in Swedish language
The story of the World War I boat U-96 (Kptlt Heinrich Jess) by a crewmember.

Unser Recht auf den U-Bootskrieg

by Hollweg, Karl
(Our justification of the U-boat war)
1917, Ullstein Verlag, Berlin
242 pages
book is in Swedish language

verratene Flotte, Die

by Freiwald, Ludwig
(The betrayed fleet)
aus den letzten Tagen der deutschen Kriegsmarine
1931, Lehmann Verlag, München
298 pages
book is in Swedish language
Includes the German mutiny in Kiel and gives some information on the part played by the U-boat men in helping to quell it.
- This book has been translated into other languages

Sechs Jahre U-bootfahrten

by Spiess, Johannes
(Six years U-boat mission)
1925, R. Hobbing
212 pages, 33 photos, 16 drawings
book is in Swedish language
Details the author's 6 years of sailing on submarines. Spiess was the First Watch Officer of Otto Weddigen, whose SM U-9 sank the three cruisers HMS Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy (12,000 tons each) off the Hook of Holland in 75 mins. 1,460 British sailors died in this world shattering demonstration of the U-boat's terrible capabilities.
- This book has been translated into other languages

U-Bootkrieg 1914/1918

by Kaulisch, Baldur
(U-boat War 1914-1918)
Illustrierte historische hefte 4
1976, VEB Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, Berlin
Paperback, 39 pages, 48 photos, 5 maps, 11 drawings
book is in Swedish language
This book was published in East Germany (GDR).

U-boots taten

by Busch, Fritz Otto
(U-boat actions)
Keimar Hobbing, Berlin
Hardcover, 125 pages, 16 copperprints, 6 maps
book is in Swedish language
The U-boat war in World War I.

Auftauchen!

by Rose, Hans
(Surface!)
Kriegsfahrten von U 53
1940, Essener Verlagsanstalt
Hardcover, 315 pages, 20 drawings by naval artist Claus Bergen
book is in Swedish language
U-boat warfare in World War I.

Deutsche Marine-Funkaufklärung 1914-1945, Die

by Bonatz, Heinz
(German naval radio reconnaissance 1914-1945)
1970, Wehr und Wissen Verlagsgesellschaft, Darmstadt
174 pages
book is in Swedish language

Schrecken der Meere, Der

by Valentiner, Max
(The terror of the seas)
Meine U-Boot-Abenteuer
1931, Amalthea-Verlag, Zürich
327 pages, 25 illustrations
book is in Swedish language
- This book has been translated into other languages

300000 Tonnen versenkt!

by Valentiner, Max
(300000 tons sunk!)
Meine U-Boots-Fahrten
1917, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin
154 pages
book is in Swedish language
- This book has been translated into other languages

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
book is in Swedish language
First published in 1934 as U-38: Wikingefahrten eines deutschen U-Bootes.

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Höllenmaschine im U-boot, Die

by Sauer, Herbert
(The infernal machine in the U-boat)
1928, A. Scherl G.m.b.H., Berlin
145 pages
book is in Swedish language
- This book has been translated into other languages

U 21 rettet die Dardanellen

by Hersing, Otto
(U-21 saves the Dardanelles)
1932, Amalthea-Verlag, Zürich
154 pages
book is in Swedish language

Als U-Boots-Kommandant gegen England

by Von Forstner, Georg Gunther
(A U-boat commander fighting England)
1916, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin
221 pages
book is in Swedish language
- This book has been translated into other languages

U-Boot ahoi!

by Von Forstner, George Gunther
(U-boat ahoy!)
Deutsche U-Boote in Kriegs- und Friedenszeiten
1937, G. Weise, Berlin
123 pages
book is in Swedish language

U-boots-Kommandanten und Kriegsverbrecher

by Von Forstner, George Gunther
(U-boat commanders and war criminals)
Unbekanntes von unseren U-booten
1936, Frundsberg-Verlag, G.m.b.H., Berlin
297 pages
book is in Swedish language

U-boot vor dem Feind

by Von Forstner, George Gunther
(U-boats in battle)
1939, G. Weise, Berlin
64 pages
book is in Swedish language

U-bootskrieg, 1914-1918, Der

by Michelsen, Andreas
(The U-boat war, 1914-1918)
1925, K.F. Koehler, Leipzig
207 pages
book is in Swedish language
- This book has been translated into other languages


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