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Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack
Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack
by Tom Nagorski
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Ghost Soldiers meets The Perfect Storm in the remarkable true story of the sinking of the S.S. City of Benares In September 1940, ninety lucky English children were placed aboard the S.S. City of Benares by their parents, bound from Liverpool to Canada... (read more)

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A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II
A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II
by Richard Snow
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Of all the threats that faced his country in World War II, Winston Churchill said, just one really scared him—what he called the "measureless peril" of the German U-boat campaign. In that global conflagration, only one battle—the struggle for... (read more)

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On the Swing Shift: Building Liberty Ships in Savannah
On the Swing Shift: Building Liberty Ships in Savannah
by Tony Cope
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During World War II eighty-eight of the almost three thousand Liberty ships built in America were launched in Savannah, Georgia. Without Liberty ships, the Battle of the Atlantic might have been lost. Few remember the Liberty ships today; fewer remember... (read more)

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To Die Gallantly: The Battle of the Atlantic (History & Warfare)
To Die Gallantly: The Battle of the Atlantic (History & Warfare)
by Timothy J Runyan
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The Battle of the Atlantic was the single most important campaign of the war. Allied success in Europe depended on massive movements of ships, men and matériel across the Atlantic from the Americas. In spite of an unprecedented Allied... (read more)

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Stalin's silver :the sinking of the USS John Barry
Stalin's silver :the sinking of the USS John Barry
by John Beasant
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August 28, 1944, off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea: three torpedoes fired by German submariners aboard U-859 ram an American merchant ship, the USS John Barry. The 7200-ton surface vessel caries Saudi silver riyals worth $80 million, and another... (read more)

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War Against the Nazi U-Boats 1942-1944 (WWII Trilogy)
War Against the Nazi U-Boats 1942-1944 (WWII Trilogy)
by L Douglas Keeney
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The "Lost Histories of World War II" series is a fascinating, photo-filled collection of never-before-seen, recently de-classified accounts of important episodes in World War II chronicles. The War Against the Nazi U-Boats 1942-1944 is the second book in... (read more)

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Hitler, Donitz, and the Baltic Sea: The Third Reich's Last Hope, 1944-1945
Hitler, Donitz, and the Baltic Sea: The Third Reich's Last Hope, 1944-1945
by David Grier
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The popular conception of Hitler in the final years of World War II is that of a deranged Fuhrer stubbornly demanding the defense of every foot of ground on all fronts and ordering hopeless attacks with nonexistent divisions. To imply that Hitler had a... (read more)

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Sinking the Tirpitz: Operation Source 22 September 1944
Sinking the Tirpitz: Operation Source 22 September 1944
by Peter Howard
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Scarcely a year goes by without a new book, TV programme or magazine article claiming to have solved the mystery of Jack the Ripper - the perpetrator of five brutal prostitute murders that shocked London in the summer and autumn of 1888. The fascination... (read more)

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Hitler's Gateway to the Atlantic: German Naval Bases in France 1940-1945
Hitler's Gateway to the Atlantic: German Naval Bases in France 1940-1945
by Lars Hellwinkel
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Employing new research from both German and French sources, the author examines the role that the French Atlantic ports played for the Kriegsmarine during the Second World War. When the Wehrmacht overran France in May and June of 1940, the German navy's... (read more)

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In Passage Perilous: Malta and the Convoy Battles of June 1942 (Twentieth-Century Battles)
In Passage Perilous: Malta and the Convoy Battles of June 1942 (Twentieth-Century Battles)
by Vincent P Ohara
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By mid-1942 the Allies were losing the Mediterranean war: Malta was isolated and its civilian population faced starvation. In June 1942 the British Royal Navy made a stupendous effort to break the Axis stranglehold. The British dispatched armed convoys... (read more)

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Bitter Ocean: The Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945
Bitter Ocean: The Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945
by David Fairban White
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andlt;bandgt;David Fairbank Whiteandlt;/bandgt; has been a reporter for andlt;Iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Journal of Commerceandlt;/iandgt;, where he worked on the maritime desk. He is the author of the novel andlt;Iandgt;... (read more)

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Code Name Caesar: The Secret Hunt for U-Boat 864 During World War II
Code Name Caesar: The Secret Hunt for U-Boat 864 During World War II
by Jerome Preisler
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The U.S. Army Pathfinders. The vanguard of the Allied forces in World War II Europe. Countless times they preceded invasions and battles vital to bringing the enemy to its knees. Because before the front lines could move forward, the Pathfinders had to... (read more)

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Gators of Neptune: Naval Amphibious Planning for the Normandy Invasion
Gators of Neptune: Naval Amphibious Planning for the Normandy Invasion
by Christopher Yung
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A research analyst for the Center for Naval Analyses offers a rare historical account of the Royal and U.S. Navies' involvement in one of the greatest amphibious assaults of modern history. It is a story of cooperation and, at times, discord, between the... (read more)

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Black Flag the Surrender of Germanys U Boat Forces 1945
Black Flag the Surrender of Germanys U Boat Forces 1945
by Lawrence Paterson
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On the eve of Germany's surrender in May 1945, Grossadmiral Karl Donitz commanded thousands of loyal and active men of the U-boat service. Still fully armed and unbroken in morale, enclaves of these men occupied bases stretching from Norway to France... (read more)

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Hitler's U-Boat War #01: Hitler's U-Boat War
Hitler's U-Boat War #01: Hitler's U-Boat War
by Clay Blair
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A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II
A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II
by Richard Snow
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Of all the threats that faced his country in World War II, Winston Churchill said, just one really scared him—what he called the "measureless peril" of the German U-boat campaign. In that global conflagration, only one battle—the... (read more)

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Iron Coffins: A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II
Iron Coffins: A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II
by Herbert A Werner
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"With Werner we sweat out attacks in the foul air of the U-Boat, cringing with him at every bomb."--New York... (read more)

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Churchill's Pirates: The Royal Naval Patrol Service in World War II
Churchill's Pirates: The Royal Naval Patrol Service in World War II
by Jon Sutherland
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The Royal Naval Patrol Service, or Harry Tate's Navy as it was commonly known, was a unique service with its own rules and regulations. The officers and seamen were mainly ex-fishermen who had manned trawlers in Icelandic waters. The service was armed... (read more)

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The Shetland Bus: A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Adventure
The Shetland Bus: A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Adventure
by David Howarth
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From the author of We Die Alone.... (read more)

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Tracking the Axis Enemy: The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence (Modern War Studies)
Tracking the Axis Enemy: The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence (Modern War Studies)
by Alan Harris Bath
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Former US naval intelligence officer Bath describes how his own area (before he was in it) was as responsible as Allied warships in the successful 1942-43 campaign against German U-boats known as the Battle of the Atlantic. He describes the... (read more)

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