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Old 07-10-2006, 01:08 PM   #46
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Could you edit your post so it's readable?
Sorry about that - I had used quote marks for the titles which did not work.
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:36 PM   #47
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I'm on page 249 of Silent Victory.

Damn, this is one FAT book...
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:51 AM   #48
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"Caine's mutiny" by Wouk now on my bedside table.
I once saw the movie, but all what I remembered until now was a strange captain who often played with a pair of stell balls. The book is better, as often happens.

Just finished past days "The Diary of a U-boat Commander", a classic on WWI.
I had it as e-book, english version, by a friend of this community.
As I unterstand, it's a shareware version (little donation asked by the editor)
Maybe Subsim could host a copy for download, if not already doing that.
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:52 PM   #49
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"Caine's mutiny" by Wouk now on my bedside table.
I once saw the movie, but all what I remembered until now was a strange captain who often played with a pair of stell balls. The book is better, as often happens.
An absolute classic! Lt. Cmdr. Queeg (Humphrey Bogart) not only playing with his steel balls, but proving with absolute precision just what did happen to his strawberries. I've not read the book but I must hunt the movie down to watch again.
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:37 AM   #50
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"Broadsides: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815"

Not submarines, but still fighting at sea
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Old 07-16-2006, 06:16 AM   #51
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Has anybody read a book called x marks the spot,the archaeology of piracy ?
http://www.upf.com/book.asp?id=SKOWRS05
Just wondered if it was worth ordering from the library?

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Old 07-20-2006, 08:06 AM   #52
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I am currently reading "Steel Boat, Iron Hearts" written by Hans Goebeler (former crew member of U-505) and John Vanzo. It is a story of life on U – 505 told from perspective of a sailor. This book gives you a valuable insight in to the life on board of the U – 505. Hans Goebeler (deceased 1999) clears few myths about U – 505. The book is written very straight forward, and it includes memories and experiences that Hans G. lived through.
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:09 AM   #53
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I'm on page 249 of Silent Victory.

Damn, this is one FAT book...
Re-reading that one again myself now. Very easy reading for such a comprehensive book.
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:31 PM   #54
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Just got given 'The U-Boat War' by David Westwood, haven't really started it in earnest yet but it seems good, and Neal's review is encouraging.

http://www.subsim.com/books/book_uboatwar.htm
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:25 AM   #55
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Thanks. As the review stated, I was glad to get a lot of info on the logistical and technical side of the U-boat war.
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:52 AM   #56
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finishing up clay blair's "Hitler's U-boat War-the hunters"-----"The U-boat war" sounds like a good next purchase.

offhand, could anyone recemend a book that deals with the early WWII war training and naval life of the kriegsmarine??? werner gave brief glimpses into it in "Iron Coffins" such as his training schools and experiences in billiting at kiel,etc. specifically say 1930 to 39,40.

just started reading some of the reviews here but getting ready to make some book purchases shortly so any replies would be appreciated.
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Old 07-29-2006, 05:07 AM   #57
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Right Now I am reading "The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler" by Robert Payne.
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:50 PM   #58
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I'm currently reading "The Sand Pebbles" by Richard McKenna, telling the tale of Jake Holman a machinists mate on board the USS San Pablo a gunboat in the backwaters of China in the 1920's.

It's a great book and the movie based on the book starring Steve McQueen, Richard Crenna and Candice Bergen is a very good adaptation of the novel.

There's also a great website about the movie here

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Old 08-10-2006, 03:11 AM   #59
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I've just finished "HMS Ulysses" for the second time. I'm waiting for the original version of that and "U-boat War" by Buchheim.
It will take some time before I get them so currently I'm reading anything written by Alistair MacLean that I can find at home (at the moment it's "Puppet on a chain" (in English), hopefully after I finish posting this I'll dig out "Ice station Zebra" and "48 hours" - these are my favourites), so I have lots of books for the next few weeks.

And one opinion: After reading "Puppet on a chain" I can say that originals are way better than translations. Gotta learn German as well.
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Silent Steel - The Mysterious Death of the Nuclear Attack Sub USS Scorpion. I'm only 42 pages in and I've already learned a whole bunch of stuff I didn't know. A sure sign of a good book!
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