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Forgotten Weapon: U.S. Navy Airships and the U-Boat War

By: Althoff, William F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203995

ISBN: 1591140102

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A fine copy.Fine. 2009 Large Hardcover. xii, 419 pp. Airships are the forgotten weapon of World War II. Forgotten Weapons analyzes the development of airships as weapons for antisubmarine warfare, examines how scientists and airmen collaborated to combat U-boats and reveals the little-known accomplishments of airship crews. As William F. Althoff demonstrates, the naval airship logged an admirable operational record during the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest continued armed contest during the war. Their useful deployment depended first, however, on effective collaboration b... View more info

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Selected Papers on British Warship Design in World War II

By: Baker, R. (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1983

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2289922

ISBN: 0870219219

Condition: Very Good


Reissule. Jacket toned. 1983 Hard Cover. In 1947 the quarterly Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects included a set of papers written by the Admiralty Naval Construction officials responsible for various types of warships. These selections from the report include a wealth of information on the design of warships during WWII. View more info

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Very Special Intelligence: The Story of the Admiralty's Operational Intelligence Centre, 1939-1945

By: Beesly, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205753

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Owner's stamp to front endpaper, top page ridge lightly foxed.Jacket lightly rubbed and lightly toned. 1978 Hard Cover. xxv, 262 pp. Called by many the best work available on British naval intelligence in World War II, this book tells how the intelligence was gathered and how it was used. The Operational Intelligence Centre (OIC) was the nerve center of the British Admiralty and collected, analyzed, and disseminated information from every possible source on the intentions and movements of German naval and maritime forces. Personally responsible for hunting down Hitler’s surfac... View more info

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Hitler's U-Boat War, in Two Volumes: The Hunters, 1939-1942; The Hunted, 1942-1945

By: Blair, Clay

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Random House: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2285061

Condition: Near Fine


Book club editions. Ink name and date on front endpaper of each volume. 1996 Hard Cover. xviii, [14], 809; xvi, [16], 909 pp. 8vo. The Hunters: Clay Blair's best-selling naval classic Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan, is regarded as the definitive account of that decisive phase of the war in the Pacific. Nine years in the making, Hitler's U-boat War is destined to become the definitive account of the German submarine war against the Allies, or The Battle of the Atlantic. It is an epic sea story, the most arduous and prolonged naval battle in all history. For a period of n... View more info

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The X-Craft Raid

By: Gallagher, Thomas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1971

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2205209

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. No jacket, owner's stamp to front endpaper. 1971 Hard Cover. x, 170 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. A true story of a secret World War II mission unparalleled in the annals of the sea. Recreates the successful attempts of British midget submarines to destroy the German battleship Tirpitz stationed in the fjords of Norway during World War II.Tirpitz was the second of two Bismarck-class battleships built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine (navy) during World War II. Named after Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, the architect of the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy), the shi... View more info

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Operation Drumbeat: The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II

By: Gannon, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2291521

ISBN: 1591143020

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A nice copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. xxii, 490 pp. In the first eight months of 1942, German submarines sank nearly 400 Allied freighters and tankers along the U.S. Atlantic coast with a loss of more than 5,000 merchant seamen and sailors--twice the number of fatalities at Pearl Harbor. This book helps readers understand the complexities of the long Battle of the Atlantic by examining those disastrous early days of war and following the U-boats into action. The book traces the voyages of five U-boats to their destinations as they sink twenty-five ships unmolested by the U.S. Navy... View more info

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Torpedo Junction: U-Boat War Off America's East Coast, 1942

By: Hickam, Homer H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1989

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2206841

ISBN: 0870217585

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Spine cloth lightly creased. Jacket excellent. 1989 Hard Cover. xvi, [4], 367 pp. 8vo. By the author of Rocket Boys, which inspired the film October Sky. In 1942 German U-boats turned the shipping lanes off Cape Hatteras into a sea of death. Cruising up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, they sank 259 ships, littering the waters with cargo and bodies. As astonished civilians witnessed explosions from American beaches, fighting men dubbed the area Torpedo Junction. And while the U.S. Navy failed to react, a handful of Coast Guard sailors scrambled to the front lines. Outgunn... View more info

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Damage Control: A Manual for Naval Personnel

By: Kelly, Thomas J.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.: 1944

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2286114

Condition: Near Fine


1945 4th printing. Ink name stamp on front endpaper. 1944 Hard Cover. ix, [1], 248 pp. 8vo. A World War II U.S. Navy manual for damage control personnel, covering general principles, ship maintenance, hull systems, fire fighting, gas defense, engineering, gunnery, medical and supply departments, buoyancy and stability, and repairing damage. View more info

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The U-Boat War in the Caribbean

By: Kelshall, Gaylord T.M.; Messimer, Dwight R.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285130

ISBN: 1557504520

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. 1994 Hard Cover. xviii, [4], 514, [5] pp. 8vo. First American edition of the work first published in Trinidad and Tobago in 1988, with a new foreword by Dwight R. Messimer. An account of submarine warfare in the Caribbean during World War II, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. View more info

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Naval Warfare in the Baltic, 1939-1945: War in a Narrow Sea

By: Koburger, Jr., C.W.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Praeger: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204567

ISBN: 0275950271

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1994 Hard Cover. x, 151 pp. Previous books written about naval warfare in the Baltic from 1939 to 1945 focus only on single navies, while the role of smaller secondary players--the Finnish, Danish or Swedish navies--tends to be ignored. This book looks at the overall picture, with each player receiving his proper due. One of the narrow seas, the Baltic has a set of characteristics and operational problems different from those on any open ocean. It is these challenges that this book seeks to emphasize, challenges which the U.S. Navy will now face.Keywords: KOBURGER NAVAL WARFARE ... View more info

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Toku-Tai: Japanese Submarine Operations in Australian Waters

By: Lind, Lew

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Kangaroo Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205286

Condition: Near Fine


First edition.Jacket very lightly rubbed. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 160 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. The Japanese Navy's midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbor on the night of May 31 and June 1, 1942, shocked the Australian people, who up to that time had thought that the country's remoteness provided some degree of security from the Japanese aggressors. Toku-tai focuses on this surprise attack and also covers the more successful conventional submarine attacks on merchant vessels off the east coast of Australia that sank 18 ships and damage... View more info

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Atlantis: The Story of a German Surface Raider

By: Mohr, Ulrich; Sellwood, A.V.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wener Laurie: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204552

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket, edges and boards rubbed, spine cloth pulling away from hinge, ink stamps. 1955 Hard Cover. xx, 246 pp. The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser), or merchant or commerce raider) of the Kriegsmarine, which, in World War II, travelled more than 161,000 km (100,000 mi) in 602 days, and sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Atlantis was sunk on 22 November 1941 by the British cruiser HMS Devonshire.She was comm... View more info

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I-Boat Captain: How Japan's Submarines Almost Defeated the U.S. Navy in the Pacific (Illustrated)

By: Orita, Zenji; Harrington, Joseph D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Major Books: 1976

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2263601

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition (BCE). Jacket lightly toned. Page ridges faintly foxed. 1976 Hard Cover. 317 pp. Zenji Orita was a leading Japanese submarine captain whose exploits in World War II ranged over the entire Pacific, and who launched the first human torpedoes against U.S. ships at Ulithi Atoll in 1944. Now Commander Orita tells his fascinating story... View more info

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The Battle of Matapan

By: Pack, S.W.C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208283

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, edges lightly rubbed, page ridge faintly foxed. 1961 Hard Cover. 183 pp. The Battle of Cape Matapan was a Second World War naval engagement fought from 27–29 March 1941. The cape is on the south-west coast of the Peloponnesian peninsula of Greece. Following the interception of Italian signals by the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park, ships of the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy, under the command of Admiral Andrew Cunningham, intercepted and sank or severely damaged several ships of the Italian Regia Marina under Squadron-Vice-Admiral ... View more info

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The Laconia Affair

By: Peillard, Leonce; Coburn, Oliver

Price: $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204557

Condition: Good


First edition. Stain to spine base, boards rubbed.Jacket edges lightly rubbed, stain to bottom edge of jacket rear. 1963 Hard Cover. 270 pp. From the archives of World War II comes this enthralling story of the fateful encounter of U-156 and the Laconia in South Atlantic waters.The Laconia incident was a series of events surrounding the sinking of a British troopship in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II and an attack on the subsequent rescue attempts. On 12 September 1942, RMS Laconia carrying some 2,732 crew, passengers, soldiers and prisoners of war (POWs), was torpedoed and sunk by the... View more info

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The Battle of the River Plate

By: Pope, Dudley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2204415

ISBN: 0870210181

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue of 1974 revised edition. Corners bumped.Jacket corners bumped. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [4], 219 pp. The Battle of the River Plate was the first naval battle in the Second World War and the first one of the Battle of the Atlantic in South American waters. The German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee had been located in the South Atlantic a long time before the war began, and had been commerce raiding after the war began in September 1939. One of the hunting groups sent by the British Admiralty to search for Graf Spee, comprising three Royal Navy cruise... View more info