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1.

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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2.

U-Boat Attack Logs

by - Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
A Complete Record of Warship Sinkings from Original Sources, 1939-1945 (2012, )
Description: During WWII over 250 Allied warships from a dozen navies were sunk by German U-boats. This groundbreaking study of 110 vessels provides a detailed ana ...
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3.

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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4.

Midway: The Battle that Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story

by - Fuchida, Mitsuo (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Very interesting story of the battle from the Japanese point of view. The foreword is written by Admiral Spruance and the introduction by Admiral Nobu ...
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5.

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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6.

The Liberation of the Philippines

by - Morison, Samuel Eliot
Luzon, Mindanao, the Visayas 1944-1945 (History of Unted States Naval Operations in World War Ii, Volume 13) (2001, Book Sales)
Description: After crushing Japanese naval power in the Pacific at Leyte Gulf, the U.S. moved to liberate the Philippines. Admiral Morison describes a series of am ...
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7.

Erich Raeder: Admiral of the Third Reich

by - Bird, Keith (2006, US Naval Institute Press)
Description: Describes the naval career and leadership of Grossadmiral Erich Raeder, chief of the German navy from 1928-1943 in the context of the navy's long-term ...
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8.

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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9.

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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10.

U-Boottyp XXI

by - Rössler, Eberhard (2001, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: Anatomy of the Type XXI U-boat with lots of scale line drawings.
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11.

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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12.

German Submarine Warfare 1914-1918 in the Eyes of British Intelligence

by - Koerver, Hans Joachim (2010, LIS Reinisch)
Description: The book is completely based on British Admiralty WWI sources from the National Archives, Kew, UK: prisoner statements, Intelligence analysis, deciphe ...
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13.

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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14.

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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15.

U-995

by - Wetzel, Eckard
Das U-Boot vor dem Marine Ehrenmal in Laboe (1995, Karl Müller Verlag, Erlangen)
Description: Describes U-995, its missions in the Barents Sea, fate in the war and as a vessel of the Royal Norwegian Navy. Particularly interesting is the large ...
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16.

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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17.

Nach Kompaß

by - Merten, Karl-Friedrich
Lebenserinnerungen eines Seeoffiziers (1994, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: A great autobiography by Kapitän z. See Merten, the Commander of U-68 and also Commanding Officer of the 24th Flotilla.
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18.

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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19.

U-boot Bunker

by - Becker, Fabian (1996, Edition Temmen, Bremen)
Description: About the U-boat pillbox (U-Boot-Bunker) in Bremen-Farge.
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20.

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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21.

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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22.

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

by - Axel Niestlé
Details of Destruction (2014, Frontline Books)
Description: No other publication on this subject comes even close to including the amount of detail provided in this book. An introduction both summarizes previou ...
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23.

Feindfahrten

by - Hirschfeld, Wolfgang
Das Logbuch eines U- Boot- Funkers (1991, Neuer Kaiser Verlag Klagenfurt)
Description: The author was radioman on board several U-boats. He describes the patrols of U-109, especially under the command of "Ajax" Bleichrodt, and the first ...
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24.

Jane's Naval History of World War II

by - Ireland, Bernard (1998, Harpercollins)
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25.

Last Dive

by - Chowdhury, Bernie
A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths (2000, Harpercollins)
Description: The story of the death of two divers while diving on a sunken German U-boat (U-869) off the US east coast. The U-boat is almost incidental, but reade ...
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26.

Wolfgang Lüth

by - Alman, Karl (2001, Podzun-Pallas)
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27.

Der Film: Das Boot

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1981, Goldmann Verlag, München)
Description: Buchheim wrote this book to show his controversial position to the film. Photos from WWII, but also from the set.
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28.

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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29.

Wingfield at War

by - Wingfield, Mervyn
Vol. I (The British Navy at War and Peace) (2013, Whittles Publishing)
Description: The previously unpublished memoirs of a wartime submariner whose exploits included the stalking and sinking of a Japanese submarine.
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30.

Silent Victory

by - Blair, Clay
The U.S. Submarine War against Japan (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: First published 1975.
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