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1.

An Honorable German

by - Charles McCain (2009, Grand Central Publishing)
Description: When World War II begins, Max Brekendorf, a proud young German naval officer, fights for his country with honor and courage. With the unstoppable Germ ...
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2.

The Code Book

by - Singh, Simon
The Secret History of Codes and Code-Breaking (1999, Fourth Estate)
Description: A superb book on the history of cryptography (including, of course, the Enigma machine), from the ancient Greeks right up to the modern alphabet soup: ...
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3.

Shattered sword

by - Parshall, Jonathan
The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway (2007, Potomac Books Inc.)
Description: Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, ...
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4.

King George V Class Battleships

by - Tarrant, V. E. (2000, Arms & Armour)
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5.

Zehn Jahre, Zwanzig Tage

by - Dönitz, Karl (1980, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: Written by himself about his time as Commander-in-Chief U-boats (10 years) and as the last head of state of the Third Reich (20 days).
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6.

Enigma

by - Harris, Robert. (1995, Heyne Verlag, München)
Description: A really good novel dealing with the Enigma code-breaking effort of the Allies at Bletchley Park.
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7.

Naval Firepower

by - Norman Friedman
Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era (2013, Seaforth Publishing)
Description: For more than half a century the big gun was the arbiter of naval power, but it was useless if it could not hit the target fast and hard enough to pre ...
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8.

The last stand of the tin can sailors

by - Hornfischer, James D.
The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour (2005, Bantam)
Description: One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers, creating a microcosm of th ...
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9.

Graue Wölfe in blauer See

by - Alman, Karl (1977, Heyne Verlag, München)
Description: Provides much data on the U-boat operations in the Mediterranean.
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10.

FIGHT FOR THE SEA

by - John Frayn Turner
Naval Adventures from the Second World War (2013, Pen and Sword)
Description: This collection of popular naval stories covers the entire span of World War II, beginning when the British Royal Navy faced fascist forces on its own ...
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11.

Enigma

by - Harris, Robert (1996, Random House)
Description: A really good novel dealing with the Enigma code-breaking effort of the Allies at Bletchley Park.
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12.

Jane's Naval History of World War II

by - Ireland, Bernard (1998, Harpercollins)
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13.

Krieg unter Wasser

by - Kurowski, Franz
U- Boote auf den sieben Meeren 1939 - 1945 (1979, Econ Verlag Düsseldorf)
Description: A book about all combat actions of all submarine forces in World War Two.
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14.

British Destroyers in World War Two

by - Burt, R.A.
Warships Illustrated, No 4 (1986, Arms & Armour)
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15.

U-Boats of the Kaiser's Navy

by - Williamson, Gordon (2002, )
Description: From the publisher: "As was the case in World War II, one of the greatest threats to Britain during World War I was the German U-Boat menace. Gordon W ...
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16.

Invasion

by - Macksey, Kenneth
The Alternate History of the German Invasion of England, July 1940 (1999, Greenhill Books, London)
Description: Originally published 1980.
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17.

Uboote im 2. Weltkrieg

by - Bagnasco, Erminio (1994, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart)
Description: This is a very good book. Each submarine has its own section with all the units of the class, its design with external silhouette and characteristics, ...
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18.

Cruisers of the Royal and Commonwealth Navies Since 1879

by - Morris, Douglas (1987, Maritime Books, Liskeard)
Description: A complete history from 1879. Each class is described in detail and there is a career history for the ships within each class.
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19.

Wolf Pack

by - Williamson, Gordon
The Story of the U-boat in World War II (2005, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Wolf Pack tells the story of the U-bootwaffe in WWII. It covers detailed descriptions of the boats, the men and other various elements of the U-boat ...
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20.

Panzerschiff Deutschland, Schwerer Kreuzer Lützow

by - Prager, Hans Georg
Ein Schiffs-Schicksal vor den Hintergründen seiner Zeit (1983, Heyne Verlag, München)
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21.

Die Entdeckung der Bismarck

by - Ballard, Robert D.
Deutschlands grosstes Schlachtschiff gibt sein Geheimnis Preis (1993, Ullstein)
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22.

US fast battleships 1938-91

by - Lawrence Burr
The Iowa Class (New Vanguard) (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: In 1938, the United States abandoned the constraints imposed by the Washington Treaty and began work on a new class of super-battleships. This book co ...
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23.

Unterseebootsbau

by - Gabler, Ulrich (1996, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: This very comprehensive book about the design and construction of submarines is written by a German professor of engineering, the former LI (chief eng ...
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24.

US Submarines 1941-45

by - Jim Christley (2006, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Naval warfare in the Pacific changed completely with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The strategic emphasis shifted from battleships to m ...
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25.

Die Festung

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1997, Hoffmann und Campe)
Description: Buchheim's account of the last days in the war port of Brest (France), and his dramatic Snorchel-patrol to La Pallice with the last but one U-boat to ...
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26.

In Harm's Way

by - Stanton, Doug
The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors (2001, Henry Holt & Company, Inc.)
Description: The story of the sinking of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis by the japanese submarine I-58 on 29 July 1945. The book then describes the terrible af ...
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27.

The Milk Cows

by - John F White
The U-Boat Tankers at War 1941 - 1945 (2009, Pen and Sword)
Description: This title is a much revised version of his former title U-boat tankers from 1998. The book gives a detailed overview on the development and operation ...
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28.

British Submarines 1939-45

by - Innes McCartney (2006, Osprey Publishing)
Description: The submarine was as formidable a weapon for the Royal Navy in World War II as for the other main combatant nations. The first half of this book explo ...
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29.

U-Boot Krieg

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1997, Piper Verlag, München)
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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30.

Das Boot

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1998, Piper Verlag, München)
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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