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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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Battleships of the Scharnhorst Class: The Scharnhorst and Gneisenau: The Backbone of the German Surface Forces at the Outbreak of War (Warships of the Kriegsmarine)
Battleships of the Scharnhorst Class: The Scharnhorst and Gneisenau: The Backbone of the German Surface Forces at the Outbreak of War (Warships of the Kriegsmarine)
by Gerhard Koop
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The warships of the World War II German Navy are among the most popular subjects in naval history, and one of the best collections is the concise but authoritative six volume series written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each... (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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The Great Ships: British Battleships in World War II (Stackpole Military History)
The Great Ships: British Battleships in World War II (Stackpole Military History)
by Peter C Smith
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Authoritative study of the battleship in World War II Stirring episodes of naval combat Covers the famous chase after the Bismarck/i>, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, the coastal bombardments on D-Day, and other actions Although naval development before... (read more)

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Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff
Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff
by Cathryn J. Prince
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January 1945: the outcome of World War II has been determined. The Third Reich is in free fall as the Russians close in from the east. Berlin plans an eleventh-hour exodus for the German civilians trapped in the Red Armys way. More than 10,000 women... (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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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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German Destroyers of World War II (Warships of the Kriegsmarine)
German Destroyers of World War II (Warships of the Kriegsmarine)
by Gerhard Koop
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The warships of the World War II German Navy are among the most popular subjects in naval history, and one of the best collections is the concise but authoritative six volume series written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each... (read more)

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Pocket Battleships of the Deutschland Class: Deutschland/Lutzow - Admiral Scheer - Admiral Graf Spee (Warships of the Kriegsmarine)
Pocket Battleships of the Deutschland Class: Deutschland/Lutzow - Admiral Scheer - Admiral Graf Spee (Warships of the Kriegsmarine)
by Gerhard Koop
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The warships of the World War II German Navy are among the most popular subjects in naval history, and one of the best collections is the concise but authoritative six volume series written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each... (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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Battle for the North Atlantic: The Strategic Naval Campaign That Won World War II in Europe
Battle for the North Atlantic: The Strategic Naval Campaign That Won World War II in Europe
by John R. Bruning
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The Battle of the Atlantic started with the war in Europe in 1939 and continued until Nazi Germany surrendered in 1945. This was, in effect, a single military campaign of six years, the longest of World War II. The German navy, and U-boats in particular,... (read more)

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HMS Belfast: Cruiser 1939 (Seaforth Historic Ship)
HMS Belfast: Cruiser 1939 (Seaforth Historic Ship)
by Richard Johnstone Bryden
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HMS Belfast, originally a Royal Navy light cruiser, is now permanently moored on the Thames in London. One of ten Town-class cruisers she saw service on the icy Arctic convoys during World War II, at the bombardment of the D-Day beaches in 1944, and... (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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