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German Tactical Doctrine (FMFRP 12-11) By Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps
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Fleet Marine Force Reference Publication (FMFRP) 12-11, German Tactical Doctrine, is published to ensure the retention and dissemination of useful information which is not intended to become doctrine... More > or to be published in Fleet Marine Force manuals. FMFRPs in the 12 Series are a special category; reprints of historical works which are not available elsewhere. This reference publication came about as the result of reports from American officers who attended the German General Staff School from 1935-1939. It describes the doctrinal similarities and differences which enabled the German Armies to achieve success in the early years of World War II, and gives the reader a view of German training and planning.< Less
The German Immigrant By Kurt Schoenthier
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This is the story of a young country boy growing up in Germany during the rise of Hitler's "Third Reich". Written in his own words, beginning with his early schoolage years and on to the... More > pre-war period. He joins the navy with dreams of " seeing the world" and ends up serving on a U-boot and is sunk in the Atlantic. After being captured he is shipped to Canada as a P.O.W. and spends the last of the war years there. The end of the war brings his return to a shattered homeland leading eventually to his immigration to Canada and the beginning of his new life.< Less
The German Immigrant By Kurt Schoenthier
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This is the story of a young country boy growing up in Germany during the rise of Hitler's "Third Reich". Written in his own words, beginning with his early schoolage years and on to the... More > pre-war period. He joins the navy with dreams of " seeing the world" and ends up serving on a U-boot and is sunk in the Atlantic. After being captured he is shipped to Canada as a P.O.W. and spends the last of the war years there. The end of the war brings his return to a shattered homeland leading eventually to his immigration to Canada and the beginning of his new life.< Less
Hunting the German shark By Herman Whitaker
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The 'shark killers' of the U. S. fleet The United States of America entered the First World War in April 1917, though its support for the allied war effort had, of course, been immensely influential... More > in terms of the provision of material up to that point. The direct intervention of America in the war, with its vast resources of military personnel and equipment, backed by a huge manufacturing capacity, was inevitably pivotal. This account, part history, part anecdotal and part first hand account, was written shortly before the end of the conflict and describes in some detail the endeavours of the United States Navy during the war at sea in general and, more particularly, how it dealt with the omnipresent menace of the, 'German Shark'-the U Boats of the German Navy. This hidden undersea threat bore directly on America's role in the war.< Less
German Raiders in the Pacific By S. D. Waters
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Next to U-boats, the surface raiders of the Kriegsmarine were among the most effective naval vessels the Germans loosed upon the oceans during World War II. Few, however, know that some of these... More > “auxiliary cruisers” also served in the Pacific Ocean, even laying mines outside of New Zealand harbors. Original reprint (not a facsimile), 10 photos, 5 illus-trations, 5 maps.< Less
U.S. Navy Towing Manual By Naval Sea Systems Command
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Modern Navy towing, as we perceive it today, began at the beginning of World War II. Prior to WWII, the Navy owned few salvage ships of its own and depended heavily on contracted assets to perform... More > the duties of towing and salvage. Merritt-Chapman and Scott was one of the premier towing and salvage contractors of the day and maintained an inventory of assets. They held a contract with the Navy to perform ship salvage on an asneeded, no cure-no pay basis. As the US watched the war in Europe develop, the need for specialized vessels and a dedicated service became apparent. The Royal Navy of Great Britain was forced into performing these tasks as German U-boats inflicted damage throughout the military and commercial fleet. Performing towing and salvage services on damaged vessels was most often a faster and cheaper way of putting the necessary tonnage back into service.< Less
Room 40 : German Naval Warfare 1914 - 1918, Vol. II By Hans Joachim Koerver
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Volume II of Room 40's Intelligence analysis of the German Fleet in World War I, based on more than 200.000 deciphered messages and other secret service sources. A complete list of the ships and... More > formations of the then second largest Navy in the World : 125 battleships and cruisers, 600 destroyers, torpedoboats and mine-vessels, 1,200 auxiliaries and 65 zeppelins. Detailed descriptions of about 400 German submarines, their construction and training, commanding officers, cruises, events and fate.< Less
V-1 Original German Manuals for the V-1 Buzz Bomb By Periscope Film LLC
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The Fieseler Fi-103, also known as the V-1 “buzz bomb”, struck terror into British and Dutch civilians during WWII. Powered by a pulse jet engine, it could achieve speeds up to nearly 400... More > mph, and was equipped with an autopilot to ensure stable flight. Between June 1944 and March of 1945, nearly 10,000 were launched towards London. Over 2400 struck the city, resulting in roughly 24,000 casualties. After WWII, the V-1 was tested by the U.S. Navy, and a radio-guided version was built known as the “Loon” missile. The Loon would become the first guided missile launched from a submarine, and thus is often identified as the forerunner of the cruise missile. This book contains reprints of original technical documents related to the V-1, which were preserved on microfilm. Please note, most texts are in German, and due to the nature of microfilm prints, legibility is substandard.< Less
U-9: A Damned Un-English Weapon By Jim Thesing
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Merriam Press Historical Fiction 1 (2013). Early one morning in September 1914, a new and terrible weapon changed naval warfare forever. On that morning, a single primitive German submarine sank 3... More > British armored cruisers, killing nearly 1500 men. Before that, few people knew submarines even existed. Overnight, terror swept England. At the beginning of WWI, England's Royal Navy had the greatest fleet of warships the world had ever seen. Suddenly, because of one submarine's successful attack, the Royal Navy's supremacy was in question. Savage criticism rained down on the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill. People are interested in events that changed the world, but few people know of this incident. It is a story that deserves to be told. With the approach of the centennial of WWI, now is the time to tell this story. Although this book is a work of fiction, it hews closely to historical events.< Less
The Last Battlecruiser By Owen P. Hall, Jr.
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A Merriam Press Military Fiction Paperback. SMS Goeben Operations in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea 1914-1918. This is the story of the last battlecruiser, the SMS Goeben and its operations in... More > the Mediterranean. The Goeben is considered to be the longest commissioned dreadnought of all time, finally being paid off in the early 1960s. The impact of the Goeben odyssey during the early months of World War I reverberates throughout the world today. Illustrated, appendices. 197 6×9-inch pages, 30 illustrations, 15 tables, 2 charts, 7 maps.< Less