U-Boats/Kriegsmarine

Bagnasco, E. (2000) Submarines of World War 2. Cassell. Amazon.co.uk

Bercuson, D.J. & Herwig, H.H. (2001) Deadly Seas: The Duel between the St. Croix and the U-305 in the Battle of the Atlantic Vintage Books Canada. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Blair, C. (1996) Hitler's U-boat War. Vol 1: The Hunters. Random House. [A serious and thorough investigation of the U-boat conflict with massive bibliography. Drawing on recently released official records together with a extensive range of other sources Blair challenges conventional wisdom, controversially but persuasively downplaying the threat posed by the U-boats to the allies.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk or

Blair, C. (1998) Hitler's U-boat War. Vol 2: The Hunted. Random House. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Breyer, S. & Koop, G. (1991) German Navy at War, 1939-1945: Vol 2 - The U-boat. Schiffer. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Buchheim, L-G. (1999) The Boat (Das Boot). Cassell Military. [Re-issue of the book behind the film]. Amazon.co.uk

Busch, R & Roll, H-J. (1999) German U-boat Commanders of World War II: A Biographical Dictionary Naval Institute Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Cheatham, J.T. (1995) The Atlantic Turkey Shoot: U Boats Off the Outlet Banks in World War II. Gan Productions. Amazon.com

Chewning, A.J. (1994) The Approaching Storm: U-boats off the Virginia coast during World War Two. Amazon.com

Collins, M.A. (2000) U-571. Avon Books. [Novel tie-in to film of the same name.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Dallies-Labourdette, J.P. (1996) U-Boote 1935-1945 - The History of the Kriegsmarine U-Boats. Histoire & Collections. [Generously illustrated book about the U-boat arm.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Dönitz, K. (2000) Memoirs: Ten Years and Twenty Days. Greenhill. [The key protagonist on the German side in the Battle of the Atlantic looks back at his time in power. Originally published in 1958.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Edwards, B. (1996) Dönitz and the Wolf Packs. Arms and Armour. [This book takes a look at the wolfpack tactics and includes a lengthy description of the attack on Convoy HX72.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Frank, W. (1973) The Sea Wolves. George Mann. Amazon.com

Franks, N. (1995) Search, Find and Kill; The RAF's U-boat Successes in World War Two. Grub Street. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Franks, N. (1997) Dark Sky, Deep Water: First Hand Reflections on the Anti-U-Boat War in Europe in World War Two. Grub Street. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Franks, N. (1999) Conflict Over the Bay: Momentous Battles Fought by RAF and American Aircraft Against the U-Boats, Bay of Biscay May-August 1943. Grub Street. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Franks, N. & Zimmerman, E. (1998) U-boat Versus Aircraft: The Dramatic Story behind U-boat claims in Gun Action with Aircraft in WW2. Grub Street. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Furbringer, W & Brooks, G (Translator). (2000) Fips: Legendary U-Boat Commander. Naval Institute Press. [Recollections of First World War U-boat commander.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Gannon, M. (1990) Operation Drumbeat. Harper & Row. [Account of the second "Happy Time", when U-boats tore into merchant shipping off the coast of the United States.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Gannon, M. (1998) Black May. HarperCollins. [May 1943 was the turning point in the Battle of the Atlantic and the beginning of the end for the U-boats. Leading historian tells the story.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Giese, O. & Wise, J.E. (1994) Shooting the War: The Memoir and Photographs of a U-Boat Officer in World War II. Leo Cooper/Naval Institute Press. Amazon.com

Groner, E. & Jung, D. (1991) German Warships 1815-1945: Vol.2 - U-boats & Mine Warfare vessels. Naval Institute Press. [Invaluable technical and historical reference work.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Grove, E.J. ed. (1997) The Defeat of the Enemy Attack on Shipping. Ashgate. [Revised edition of Barley & Waters' Naval Staff History.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Guske, H.F. (1996) The War Diaries of U-764: Fact or Fiction? Thomas Publications. Amazon.com

Hadley, M. (1990) U-Boats Against Canada: German Submarines in Canadian Waters. University of Toronto Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Hadley, M.L. (1995) Count Not the Dead: The Popular Image of the German Submarine. McGill-Queen’s University Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Hessler, G. (1989) The U-boat war in the Atlantic 1939-1945. HMSO. [This account of German U-boat operations was written for the Admiralty at the end of the war by Günther Hessler with the assistance of Alfred Hoschatt. Both had been staff officers in U-boat command. Hessler had been the very successful commander of U-107 earlier in the war and was Dönitz’s son-in-law]. Amazon.com

Hickam, H.H. (1996) Torpedo Junction: U-Boat War on America's East Coast. Naval Institute Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Hirschfeld, W. (1996) Hirschfeld: The Story of a U-boat NCO 1940-1946. Leo Cooper. [Unique account written by a U-boat non-commissioned officer who managed to survive the war.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Hogel, G. (1999) U-Boat Emblems of World War II. Schiffer. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Hoyt, E.P. (1987) U-Boats: A Pictorial History. Stanley Paul. Amazon.com

Hoyt, E.P. (1987) U-Boats: A Pictorial History. Stanley Paul. Amazon.com

Jackson, R. (1999) The German Navy in World War Two. Howell Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Johnson, R. (1999) Different Battles: The Search for a World War II Hero. Sunflower Univ Pr. Amazon.com

Jackson, R. (2000) Submarines of the World. Grange Books. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Johnston, M. (1994) Corvettes Canada: Convoy Veterans of WW2 Tell Their True Stories. McGraw-Hill. Amazon.co.uk

Jones, G.P. (1986) Defeat of the Wolf Packs. William Kimber. Amazon.com

Kaplan, P. & Currie, J. (1997) Wolfpack. Aurum. [Beautifully illustrated book about the U-boat fleet and crews.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Keatts, H.C. (1994) Pisces U-Boats (Dive into History Vol 3). Pisces Books. [Informative book on present-day U-boats wrecks complete with excellent underwater color and wartime historical photographs. Covers the circumstances of the sinkings of several U-boats.] Amazon.com

Keefer, L.E. (1997) From Maine to Mexico: With America's Private Pilots in the Fight Against Nazi U-Boats. C O T U Pub. Amazon.com

Kelshall, G.T.M. (1988) The U-Boat War in the Caribbean. Naval Institute Press. [Perhaps the definitive work on the Caribbean theatre.] Amazon.com

Kemp, P. (1997) U-boats Destroyed: German Submarine Losses in the World Wars. Arms and Armour. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Kurowski, F. (1995) Knight's Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service. Schiffer. [Profiles the 145 U-boat men awarded the Knight's Cross.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Kutta, T (1998) U-boat War. Squadron/Signal Pubns. Amazon.co.uk

Lakowski, R. (1997) Deutsche U-Boote GEHEIM 1935-1945 (German U-Boat SECRET 1935-1945). World War 2 Books and Video. Amazon.com

Lambert, J. (2000) Atlantic Air War: Sub hunters vs U-boats. Specialty Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Lawliss, C. (2000) The Submarine Book: An Illustrated History of the Attack Submarine. Burford Books. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

MacDonald, R. (1998) Dive Scapa Flow. Mainstream Publishing. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Macintyre, D. (1999) U-boat Killer. Weidenfield & Nicolson. [Re-issue of book written by renowned U-boat hunter.] Amazon.co.uk

Messimer, D.R. (1988) The Merchant U-Boat: Adventures of the Deutschland, 1916-1918. Naval Institute Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Miller, D. (2000) U-Boats : The Illustrated History of the Raiders of the Deep. Brasseys Inc. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Milner, M. (1994) U-boat Hunters: The Royal Canadian Navy and the Offensive against Germany's Submarines. Naval Institute Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Moran, P. & Maguire, J.A. (1997) German Headgear in World War II - Vol 1 - Army/Luftwaffe/Kriegsmarine: A Photographic Study of German Hats and Helmets. Schiffer. A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0764301764/battleoftheatlanA/">Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. Amazon.co.uk also supply a BBC audio version.

Mulligan, T (1999) Neither Sharks Nor Wolves: The Men of Nazi Germany's U-Boat Arm, 1939-45. Naval Institute Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Naujoks, A.O. (2001) The Last Great Secret of the Third Reich: The True Story of a U-Boat Commander Who Defied the Orders of His Nazi Leaders and Changed the Course of Modern History. Cedar Fort. Amazon.com

Niestle, A. (1998) German U-boat Losses during World War 2: Details of Destruction. Naval Institute Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Nowarra, H.J. (1994) Grey Wolves of the Sea: German U-Boat Type VII. Schiffer. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Padfield, P. (1984) Dönitz: The Last Führer - Portrait of a Nazi War Leader. Victor Gollancz. Amazon.com

Padfield, P. (1995) War Beneath the Sea: Submarine Conflict 1939-45. John Murray. [An excellent and thorough account.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Paterson, L. (2002) First U-boat Flotilla. Leo Cooper. Amazon.co.uk

Prien, G. (2000) U-boat Commander. Tempus. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Prim, J. & McCarthy, M. (1995) Those in peril: the U-boat menace to Allied shipping in Newfoundland and Labrador waters, World War I and World War II. Jesperson Press. Amazon.com

Robertson, T. (2000) The Golden Horseshoe. Tempus Publishing. [Reissued biography of Otto Kretschmer, also published as Night Raiders of the Atlantic.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Rohwer, J. (1999) Axis Submarine Successes 1939-1945. Naval Institute Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Ross, A.R. (1997) Winter Sea. Harvill Press. [Ross recalls his role in delivering a surrendered U-boat into Russian hands at the end of the war, and his post war relationship with the U-boat commander.] Amazon.co.uk

Rossler, E. (2001) The U-boat. Cassell Military. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Rust, E.C. (1991) Naval Officers Under Hitler. Praeger Publishers. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Savas, T.P. ed. (1997) Silent Hunters: German U-boat Commanders of World War Two. Savas Woodbury. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Scalia, J.M. (2000) Germany's Last Mission to Japan : The Failed Voyage of U-234. United States Naval Inst. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Schmeelke, K.H. & Schmeelke, M. (1999) German U-Boat Bunkers Yesterday and Today. Schiffer. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Schoenfeld, M. (1995) Stalking the U-Boat: Usaaf Offensive Antisubmarine Operations in World War II. Smithsonian Institute Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Sharpe, P. (1998) U-boat fact file, 1939-45. Midland. [Over 1100 boats detailed with potted histories of commanders and data about patrols, shipping sunk, and boat losses. A major piece of work.] Amazon.co.uk

Showell, J.M. (1987) U-Boats under the Swastika. Ian Allen. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Showell, J.M. (1989) U-Boat Command and the Battle of the Atlantic. Conway Maritime. Amazon.com

Showell, J.M. (2005) Fuehrer Conferences on Naval Affairs, 1939-1945. Naval Institute Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Showell, J.M. (1998) U-Boat Commanders and Crews. Windrow & Greene. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Showell, J.M. (1999) The German Navy Handbook 1939-1945. SPCK and Triangle. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Showell, J.M. (2000) Enigma U-boats: Breaking the Code. Ian Allan. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Showell, J.M. (2002) Hitler's U-boat Bases. Sutton Publishing. Amazon.co.uk

Showell, J.M. (2002) Sailor's Story: World War II U-Boats. Brassey's UK. Amazon.co.uk

Stern, R. (1991) Type VII U-boats. Naval Institute Press. Amazon.com

Stern, R.C. (1999) Battles Beneath the Waves. Cassell. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Syrett, D. (1994) Defeat of the German U-boats: Battle of the Atlantic. Univ of South Carolina Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Syrett, D., Clayton, J.W. & Winn, R. (Editors) (1999) The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence: U-Boat Situations and Trends, 1941-1945. Ashgate. [Publication of the Navy Records Society, Vol. 139.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Tarrant, V.E. (1989) The U-Boat Offensive 1914-1945. Arms and Armour. [Both wars are covered in this detailed study.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Tarrant, V.E. (1994) The Last Year of the Kriegsmarine. Naval Institute Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Tennent, A.J. (2001) British and Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses to Axis Submarines, 1939-1945. Sutton Publishing. Amazon.co.uk

Terraine, J. (1989) Business in Great Waters: The U-Boat Wars, 1916-1945. Leo Cooper. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Time-Life. (1989) Wolf Packs. Time-Life Books.Amazon.com

Topp, E. (1992) The Odyssey of a U-Boat Commander - Recollections of Erich Topp. Praeger. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

U-boat Commander's Handbook. (1989). Thomas Publications. [As originally issued by the High Command of the German Navy.] Amazon.com

Van der Vat, D. (1988) The Atlantic Campaign. Hodder & Stoughton. Amazon.com.

Vause, J. (2001) U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth. Naval Institute Press. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Vause, J. (1997) Wolf: U-boat Commanders in World War II. Airlife. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Werner, H. (1998) Iron Coffins: A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II. Da Capo. [One of the classic accounts by a U-boat veteran. Recently re-issued.] Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Wiggins, M. (1999) U-Boat Adventures: Firsthand Accounts from World War II. United States Naval Inst. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Wilcox, J. (1998) Masters of Battle: Selected Great Warrior Classes. Sterling/Cassell. [Includes a study of U-boat commanders alongside those of Longbowmen, the Vikings, Zulus, and Panzer commanders]. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Williamson, G. & Pavlovic, D. (2001) U-Boat Crews 1914-45 (Elite Series, 60). Osprey. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Wynn, K. (1997) U-boat operations of World War II - Vol 1: Career Histories U1 - U510. Chatham Publishing. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Wynn, K. (1998) U-boat operations of World War II - Vol 2: Career Histories U510 - UIT25. Chatham Publishing. Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

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