WWI Naval Warfare Books

Polish language books

Ludzie glebin

by - Umiastowski, Roman
(People of the Deep)
The Underwater War
1929, Glowna Ksiegarnia Wojskowa, Warsaw
Paperback, 328 pages, 20 b&w photos, chapter illustrations
An anthology of submariner stories from the Great War, compiled from numerous books on underwater war. Covers German submarines on the prowl for the Allied merchant ships, Allied hunter-submarines, Q-Ships, advanced ASW countermeasures, including WW1 sonar gear in some details, mine warfare. Includes a photo of a concrete German submarine bunker – just like La Pallice, but 20 years earlier!

Wybor opowiesci o podwodnych dzialaniach Wielkiej Wojny, wybranych z wielu ksiazek. Ukazuje walki niemieckich U-Bootow z alianckimi konwojami, okrety-pulapki, sily i srodki ZOP, w tym dosc dokladnie omawia hydrolokatory uzywane w czasie 1 ws oraz wojne minowa. Zawiera zdjecie niemieckiego betonowego bunkra dla U-Bootow – wypisz wymaluj jak w La Pallice, tylko 20 lat wczesniej!

SS Lusitania

by - Kennedy, William P.
(SS Lusitania)
1997, Wydawnictwo Adamski i Bieliñski
ISBN 8385593829
Hardcover
Novel, exposing a conspiracy theory behind the sinking of Lusitania, with Winston Churchill casted as a chief blackhat, conspiring to single out the Irish Fenians, drag US into the war, and defamate the Hun with one throw of a stone - he orders high explosives being loaded aboard the Lusitania, makes the Cunard New York representative lower the ticket prices, so that more Americans would board her, then leaks that info to the Fenians, and through them - to Germany and U-20.
- This book has been translated from another language

Stalowe rekiny

by - Zukowski, Olgierd
(Steel Sharks: A History and Description of Submarines)
Krótka historja i opis lodzi podwodnych
1931, WINW Warszawa
Paperback, 88 pages, photos and b&w artwork
Brief history, technical and tactical information on submarines and their weapons, together with WW1 tactics, including a photo of a special submarine version of the SM5 seamine.

Urocza ramotka o tym, jak sobie autor (por. mar.) wyobraza okrety podwodne i ich dzialania. Zdjecie miny SM5 w specjalnej wersji dla op. 1776-1930.

Torpedy, torpedowce i lodzie podwodne z 13 rysunkami

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(Torpedoes, Torpedo Boats and Submersibles)
1918, Ksiegarnia Ludwika Fiszera Lodz
Paperback, 64 pages, 13 diagrams and artwork
Arguably the oldest Polish technical book on submarines, a remarkably sober for the era outline of the pioneer submarine era with astonishing technical details.

Chyba najstarsza polska ksiazka techniczna o okretach podwodnych. Zadziwiajaco trzezwy i rzeczowy tekst o torpedach i wczesnych okretach podwodnych.

U-Booty pierwszej wojny swiatowej

by - Perepeczko, Andrzej
(First World War U-Boats)
2000, Wydawnictwo Lampart
ISBN 838677651X
Hardcover, 469 pages, photos, maps, silhouettes of the sunken warships, tables
Haphazard, but nevertheless pioneer in Poland operational history of the Kaiser U-Boats during WW1.

Balaganiarska, ale pionierska praca na temat historii operacyjnej U-Bootwaffe w czasie I ws. Denerwujaco niska jakosc pracy redakcyjnej.


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