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1.

The Forgotten Fleet

by - Madsen, Daniel
The Mothball Navy (2000, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: From the publisher: "A pictorial history of the U.S. Navy's mothball fleet, this handsome book takes a rare look at the so-calle ...
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2.

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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3.

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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4.

Why the Allies Won

by - Overy, Richard (1997, W W Norton & Co)
Description: This book devotes a chapter to each of the decisive military campaigns of the war. One is entitled "The Battle for the Seas" and deals mostly with t ...
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5.

Danger's Hour

by - Kennedy, Maxwell Taylor
The Story of the USS Bunker Hill and the Kamikaze Pilot Who Crippled Her (2008, Simon & Schuster)
Description: In the closing months of World War II, Americans found themselves facing a new and terrifying weapon: kamikazes -- the first men to use airplanes as s ...
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6.

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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7.

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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8.

British Merchant Ships Sunk by U-boats in the 1914-1918 War

by - Tennent, A. J. (1990, Starling Press, Rogerstone; Newport; Gwent)
Description: Lists sinkings chronologically, and alphabetically by shipping line or company, 3 to 4 lines per vessel giving details of when and where sunk and by w ...
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9.

The Battleship Fuso : Fuso

by - Skulski, Janusz
(Anatomy of the Ship Series) (1999, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: One of the Conway "Anatomy" series, this is a study of the 1914 Japanese super-dreadnought battleship "Fuso", accompanied by technical details and car ...
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10.

Submarines of the Russian and Soviet Navies, 1718-1990

by - Polmar, Norman and Noot, Jurrien (1991, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Comprehensive survey of the Russian and Soviet submarine development and operations from 1718 to the present.
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11.

Type VII

by - Marek Krzysztalowicz
Germany's Most Successful U-Boats (2012, Naval Institute Press)
Description: First conceived in the mid-1930s, the Type VII submarine was still in production at the end of World War II. Subject to continuous improvement through ...
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12.

German Headgear in World War II

by - Moran, Pat and Maguire, Jon A.
A Photographic Study of German Hats and Helmets, Volume 1: Army/Luftwaffe/Kriegsmarine (1997, Schiffer Military History, Atglen)
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13.

Nasses Eichenlaub

by - Brustat-Naval, Fritz (1995, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin)
Description: Very interesting biography of "Teddy" Suhren, winner of the Knight's Cross with Swords and Oak Leaves Cluster as Commander of U-564 and later FdU Bare ...
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14.

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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15.

Im Kleinst-U-Boot

by - Schulz, Werner (1995, Brandenburgisches Verlagshaus, Berlin)
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16.

USN cruiser vs IJN cruiser

by - Mark Stille
Guadacanal 1942 (Duel) (2009, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Although the war in the Pacific is usually considered a carrier war, it was the cruisers that dominated the early fighting. This thrilling duel presen ...
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17.

Die U-Boote des Kaisers

by - Schröder, Joachim
Die Geschichte des deutschen U-Boot-Krieges gegen Großbritannien im Ersten Weltkrieg (2003, Bernard & Graefe)
Description: 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 to ...
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18.

Otto Kretschmer

by - Herzog, Bodo
Der erfolgreichste U-Boot-Kommandant des Zweiten Weltkrieges (2001, Patzwall Verlag)
Description: This is the first major biography of Otto Kretschmer to appear in more than 40 years.
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19.

British battleships 1939-45 (2)

by - Konstam, Angus
Nelson and King George V classes (2009, Osprey Publishing)
Description: With the outbreak of World War II, Britain's Royal Navy was at the forefront of her defence with her fleet of battleships as her main striking force. ...
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20.

USN Destroyer vs IJN Destroyer

by - Mark Stille
The Pacific 1943 (Duel) (2012, Osprey Publishing)
Description: This book will cover the fierce night naval battles fought after Guadalcanal between the US Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during late 1943 as th ...
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21.

British battleships 1939-45 (1)

by - Konstam, Angus
Queen Elizabeth and Royal Soverign Classes (2009, Osprey Publishing)
Description: With the outbreak of World War II, Britain's Royal Navy and her fleet of battleships would be at the forefront of her defence. Yet from a fleet of 12 ...
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22.

US Destroyers 1934-45

by - Dave McComb
Pre-war classes (New Vanguard) (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: o conform to the 1930 London Naval Treaty, plus the successor 1,570-ton Sims class and the first-commissioned 1,620- and 1,630-tonners of the Benson a ...
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23.

Schwerer Kreuzer Prinz Eugen

by - Schmalenbach, Paul
Tatsachen bericht (1982, Heyne Verlag, München)
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24.

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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25.

Cryptonomicon

by - Stephenson, Neal (1999, Avon Books)
Description: This is a high-tech novel which has its roots in WWII German U-boats and crypto technologies. Roughly half the book takes place in WWII with the rest ...
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26.

Battle of Wits

by - Budiansky, Stephen
The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II (2000, The Free Press, New York)
Description: Comprehensive overview of British and American codebreaking activities in World War II, starting off with a look at WWI and between-wars intelligence; ...
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27.

Aircraft Carriers of the Royal & Commonwealth Navies

by - Hobbs, David
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia from World War I to the Present (1996, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg)
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28.

U-Boot-Krieg in der Karibik

by - Kelshall, Gaylord T.M. (1999, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: Covers the entire war in the theatre in great detail, both from sea and air. This is the Bible for the Caribbean theater. Great ship index. Highly re ...
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29.

Die U-Boot-Fahrer

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1985, Bertelsmann Verlag)
Description: An illustrated volume which is mainly about the crews of the boats.
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30.

Die Seehunde

by - Mattes, Klaus
Klein-U-Boote (1995, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
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