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U-BOAT 977

By Heinz Schaeffer

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) No d/w. Blue boards with fade marks.Small Graze on endpaper plan. Text clean and unmarked. The author was the last commander of U-Boat 977. This account includes his wartime experiences and his 66 day underwater voyage to Argentina after the surrender in 1945 - thus creating the rumour that he had taken Hitler there. Foreword by Nicholas Monsarrat. (Published: 1953) (Publisher: William Kimber) (Pagination: 207pp, 9 ills, diagram) (Condition: Good) UL-XXXXXX

$7.51

U-BOAT ACES AND THEIR FATES

By Geoffrey P Jones

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Some of the most able of the U-Boat Commanders of the WW.II Kriegsmarine, the attacks they made and their fates (Published: 1988) (Publisher: William Kimber) (ISBN: 0718306856) (Pagination: 256pp, 47 photos, 8 maps and diagrams) (Condition: Good in dw) UL-XXXXXX

$9.01

THE BISMARCK EPISODE

By Captain Russell Grenfell R.N.

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Blue boards, no dustjacket. Endpapers browning. From the first intelligence of the Bismarck in the Norwegian Fjords and the hunt led by Admiral Tovey, to her sinking just under six days later. (Published: 1948) (Publisher: Faber & Faber) (Pagination: 219pp, ills, maps) (Condition: Good) UL-XXXXXX

$7.51

THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC
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THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC

By Donald Macintyre

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Pages browning but very good in card covers.The longest and most vital battle to be fought in World War II starting with the outbreak of war and only ending with the German surrender in 1945 (Published: 1969) (Publisher: Pan Books) (ISBN: 0330023713) (Pagination: 190pp, illustrations, maps) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$3.00

THE NAVY'S HERE: THE ALTMARK AFFAIR

By Willi Frischauer and Robert Jackson

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Good in dustjacket,some foxing on the pages edges and browning on endpapers but very good considering age and use. Previous owner name and address on endpapers. The Altmark was the supply ship for the Pocket Battleship Graf Spee in the South Atlantic and eventually became the prison for the hundreds of British crew members captured after their ships had been sunk. The title comes from the 'call' as they were eventually rescued in Norwegian waters as the Altmark was taking them back to prison in Germany, some of them having been incarcerated in terrible conditions for 3 months. (Published: 1957) (Publisher: Gollancz) (Pagination: 255pp, photos, map) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$9.01

HUNTING THE BISMARCK

By C S Forester

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Good in torn dw. A factional reconstruction of the death of the pride of the German fleet. (Published: 1959) (Publisher: Michael Joseph) (Pagination: 110pp) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$12.02

U-BOAT WAR

By Lothar-Gunther Buchheim

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Dustjacket has been badly torn but repaired where possible with magic tape. Boards and text very good. Buchheim was an official war artist, and, complete with camera and unlimited supplies of film, was sent to sea in the U-Boats in the Second World War with orders to send back suitably inspiring pictures of the German Navy in action. Appalled by what he saw he took pictures constantly. Over 5000 photos survived - smuggled into safe-keeping. This book contains his selection - a unique record. A graphic photo-essay with accompanying text. (Published: 1978) (Publisher: Knopf Publishing Inc) (ISBN: 0394414373) (Pagination: 245pp, 200 photos, large format) (Condition: good. very torn d/wrapper (repaired)) UL-XXXXXX

$12.02

HOOD AND BISMARCK
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HOOD AND BISMARCK

By David Mearns

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) The meeting of the German Battleship, Bismarck and the British Battlecruiser, HMS Hood in 1941 ended with the destruction of the two ships and the loss of 3500 lives. The Bismarck, having only been at sea for six days, sank the Hood, which went down in just three-and-a-half minutes in the icy waters of the Denmark Strait. In retaliation the British sent every available ship and plane to destroy Bismarck. Nine days after she first set sail she was spotted by an RAF Catalina and destroyed by a British Battle Fleet led by the Flagship, King George V and the Battleship, Rodney. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Channel 4 Books) (ISBN: 0752220357) (Pagination: 224pp, numerous b/w & colour illustrations) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.01

BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS: THE U-BOAT WARS 1916-1945

By John Terraine

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) An outstanding history of the German U-Boat campaigns in two World Wars. It examines the impact of the threat in WWI and the implementation of the Convoy system and, in World War II, the devastating German tactics, the role of Intelligence and the impact of technology. It provides both the Allied and German points of view on various subjects, from technical development to their differing priorities in the Battle of the Atlantic. Terraine looks at German tactical use of submarines for surface attack, considering the vessels to be torpedo boats, capable of submerging when necessary. (Published: 1989) (Publisher: Leo Cooper) (ISBN: 0850527600) (Pagination: 841pp, photos, maps) (Condition: good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.01

FROGMEN FIRST BATTLES
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FROGMEN FIRST BATTLES

By William Schofield and P J Carisella

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) In World War II, the Italian Navy created its secret Decima MAS—the Tenth Light Flotilla, with Prince Valerio Borghese one of its more effective commanders. Those frogmen were a bane to the Allied navy, especially the English. They blasted trails of destruction from Cadiz to Crete, from Alexandria to Gibraltar, leaving in their wake sunken hulls and twisted wreckage of dozens of ships, from battlewagons to submarines, from tankers to cruisers and battleships. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Branden Publishing Co) (ISBN: 0828319987) (Pagination: 191pp, 35 photos, 3 maps, appendix, references, index.) (Condition: Very good in dw) UL-XXXXXX

$18.03

A SAILOR'S ODYSSEY

By Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham KT GCB OM and DSO

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Blue boards, splitting slight at spine.Boards are marked and spotted. text block unmarked. Good study copy. The recollections of Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope. A brilliant commander of destroyers in WWI in the Dardanelles, in WWII he was twice Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean, and later became First Sea Lord. (Published: 1951) (Publisher: Hutchinson) (Pagination: 715pp, 31 photos, 16 maps, fold-out diagram, index) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$12.02

U-BOATS AT WAR

By Harald Busch and L P R Wilson

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Poor condition. Black boards with Boots Library sticker. Page edges browning. This is an account of the u-boat campaign in the Atlantic from the German point-of-view. (Published: 1956) (Publisher: Putnam & Co.) (Condition: 286pp illustrations) UL-XXXXXX

$12.02

A GLORIOUS WAY TO DIE: THE KAMIKAZE MISSION OF BATTLESHIP YAMATO APRIL 1945

By Russell Spurr

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) The author was the Far East Correspondent for The Daily Express. Taken from eyewitness accounts from both the Japanese and Allied points of view,he chronicles the events surrounding this last mission of the biggest battleship ever built in the history of naval warfare, the Yamato, in the waters off Japan during the final days of World War II. (Published: 1982) (Publisher: Sidgwick and Jackson) (ISBN: 0283988509) (Pagination: 341pp, illustrations, maps) (Condition: Very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$10.52

ENGAGE THE ENEMY MORE CLOSELY: THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

By Correlli Barnett

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Against the background of the Royal Navy's great strength in 1918 and its depleted state in 1939, the author relates the operational story of World War II at sea, in Europe and the Far East. He explores the problems of command, control and intelligence. (Published: 1991) (Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton) (ISBN: 0340339012) (Pagination: 1052pp illustrations) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$15.02

HIRSCHFELD: THE STORY OF A U-BOAT NCO 1940-1946

By Wolfgang Hirshfeld and Geoffrey Brooks

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) The author was a senior telegraphist in the Kriegsmarine's U-Boat Arm in the Second World War. He took part in seven cruises, serving under 3 commanders, one who was relieved by Donitz, author an Oak Leaves holder, and a third who had been a surface raider officer. He was awarded the Iron Cross 1st Class and was on U-234 en-route for Japan when the war ended. (Published: 1996) (Publisher: Leo Cooper) (ISBN: 0850525314) (Pagination: 254pp, Illustrations, endpaper maps) (Condition: Very Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$22.54

CAPTAIN GILBERT ROBERTS R.N. AND THE ANTI-U-BOAT SCHOOL

By Mark Williams

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Ex library, library wrap removed. Withdrawn stamps on endpapers and copyright page. Date label removed from back endpapers. A few marks in the text. Roberts revolutionized anti-submarine warfare in WWII. He set up and ran the Western Approaches Tactical Unit, studying submarine strategy, developing counter tactics for the convoys, the most important being known as "the fruit cocktail". His reputation was such that after hostilities ceased his expertise remained in demand with NATO Navies. He finally retired from naval matters in 1964 after 50 years' service. (Published: 1979) (Publisher: Cassell) (ISBN: 0304303860) (Pagination: vi + 186pp, diagrams, index) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$6.01

U-BOAT COMMAND & THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

By Jak P Mallmann Showell

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Small tear on front, good in d/w. Looks at the U-Boat campaign through the eyes of the German High command. The author interviewed many ex-U-Boat men as well as consulting original documents in researching the state of knowledge in the U-Boat command at the time, and the tactical and strategic decisions taken as the war developed. (Published: 1989) (Publisher: Conway) (ISBN: 0851774873) (Pagination: 192pp, 150 photos, 4 maps.) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$9.01

TIME-LIFE THE SEAFARERS SERIES: THE U-BOATS

By Douglas Botting

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Germany's foremost naval weapon in two world wars. The U-boats sank a total of nearly 8000 merchant ships and warships. (Published: 1981) (Publisher: Time Life Books) (ISBN: 70540630X) (Pagination: 176pp, ills - including colour, bibliography, index, large format) (Condition: black boards, pictorial upper board, vg) UL-XXXXXX

$9.01

THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS

By Lieutenant-Commander Peter Scott MBE.DSC*

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) The history of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea 1939-45. The detailed story of the bitter gunboat and torpedo boat struggle to keep convoy routes open. The author had full access to official records. Illustrated cloth covers. Eight fine colour plates are from oil paintings by the author. (Published: 1945) (Publisher: Country Life) (ISBN: No ISBN) (Pagination: xii + 228pp, 8 col plates, 76 b/w photos & illustrations, 6 charts) (Condition: good in green decorative boards, spine faded & foxed, light foxing to internals) UL-XXXXXX

$22.54

U-BOAT KILLER

By Captain Donald Macintyre DSO, DSC

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Dustjacket, worn with small edgetears. Text and boards very good. An exciting account of a British Royal Navy destroyer in World War II. Tasked with guarding vital Atlantic convoys and later commanding 'Hunter/Killer' groups, author Captain Donald MacIntyre (1904-1981) became a near-legend during the war, with 7 destroyed German submarines to his credit, as well as several U-boat captures. He also survived a torpedo hit, and, after ramming a U-boat, successfully piloted the damaged ship back to safety. (Published: 1956) (Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (Pagination: xii + 179pp, 11 ills & maps) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$7.51

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