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Realjambo
06-27-2006, 05:46 AM
Been meaning to do this for ages. Thought I'd post up the books I've enjoyed recently. I welcome any recommendations for future reading!

Das Boot - Obviously (read this when I was about 15yrs old on holiday. Back then I thought it dragged on a bit but then on reflection I can appreciate it more now) who'd have thought 17 yrs later I'd be sinking ships myself on SH3!)

U Boat 977 - The U-Boat That Escaped To Argentina by Heinz Schaeffer. I thought this was really interesting, especially as it sailed 66 days submerged. It was this U Boat that was rumoured to have smuggled Hitler aboard.

U Boat Ace - The Story of Wolfgang Luth by Jordan Vause. Another good read. I really respected him. I shan't spoil his surprising demise for those don't know, go read the book!

The Laughing Cow - The Story of U69 by Jost Metler. Good accounts of mine laying off Lagos Harbour. He also took it to the American coast.

The Battle of the Atlantic by Andrew Williams. A good read from 'the other side'. Some good photo's too.

Iron Coffins by Herbert Warner. Again some good photo's but I foound his writing style a little flowery, especially how he escaped as a POW. A classic nonetheless.

Cuurently reading Hirschfield, and I have U Boat Killer by Captain Donald Macintyre and Convoy by Martin Middlebrook - both written form the British point of view , still to read.

Any further suggestions anyone? I know we have many bookworms here!

Realjambo
06-27-2006, 05:46 AM
Been meaning to do this for ages. Thought I'd post up the books I've enjoyed recently. I welcome any recommendations for future reading!

Das Boot - Obviously (read this when I was about 15yrs old on holiday. Back then I thought it dragged on a bit but then on reflection I can appreciate it more now) who'd have thought 17 yrs later I'd be sinking ships myself on SH3!)

U Boat 977 - The U-Boat That Escaped To Argentina by Heinz Schaeffer. I thought this was really interesting, especially as it sailed 66 days submerged. It was this U Boat that was rumoured to have smuggled Hitler aboard.

U Boat Ace - The Story of Wolfgang Luth by Jordan Vause. Another good read. I really respected him. I shan't spoil his surprising demise for those don't know, go read the book!

The Laughing Cow - The Story of U69 by Jost Metler. Good accounts of mine laying off Lagos Harbour. He also took it to the American coast.

The Battle of the Atlantic by Andrew Williams. A good read from 'the other side'. Some good photo's too.

Iron Coffins by Herbert Warner. Again some good photo's but I foound his writing style a little flowery, especially how he escaped as a POW. A classic nonetheless.

Cuurently reading Hirschfield, and I have U Boat Killer by Captain Donald Macintyre and Convoy by Martin Middlebrook - both written form the British point of view , still to read.

Any further suggestions anyone? I know we have many bookworms here!

Baldricks_Mate
06-27-2006, 06:33 AM
Cruel Sea - Nicholas Monsarrat - Battle of the Atlantic novel about the crew of a corvette HMS Compas Rose and its successor HMS Saltash. Das Boot's English equivalent. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Blind Man's Bluff - Sherry Sontag, et al - the previously untold story of the Cold War submarine espionage from late 1940 diesel boats through to the '90's USS Parche (SSN 863). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Realjambo
06-27-2006, 06:47 AM
Cheers Baldricks Mate, I'd forgotten Blind Mans Buff! That was an excellent read!Must have been kicked under my bed! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif The tapping of those sea bed phone lines - amazing!

Goose_Green
06-27-2006, 01:25 PM
Talking about books, I have 4 U Boat related books on order with Amazon, which are;

U Boat Ace - Jordan Vause

Hirschfeld: The secret Diary of a U-boat - Wolfgang Hirschfeld

Shooting the War - The memoir and photographs of a U-boat Officer in WWII

Das Boot - Lothar-Gunther Bucheim

So expect a review when I have read them (if you're interested that is!)

Lastly, on order, a book I have always wanted to read, which I may get negative reaction for;

Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler

Reasons stem from my school days when I was studying GCSE History, my history master recommended it to me if I ever got the chance.

I shall lastly say that I am in no way a supporter of Hitler's ideals - so no accusations of being a Nazi or Neo Nazi please!

Celeon999
06-27-2006, 02:05 PM
Celeon made it through the first 30 pages of Mein Kampf and then ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif


Its horribly written....

He was a master speaker but definitly no author http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

You will soon see yourself what i mean http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


At least you will learn how to eeeeeeeeeexxxxxxxxxxppppppppppaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnn nddddddd a simple sentence so much that you dont know what it was about in the beginning when you finally reach its end http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

turnip_tick
06-27-2006, 02:08 PM
There is nothind at all wrong with reading Hitler, it is interesting to know what was going on in his mind. What his thoughts were. From a historical standpoint it could be argued that he was one of the most influential (adversly so) people of the twentieth century. He dragged all of europe in to war and even if Japan hadn't attacked the US I believe it was only a matter of time before the US was to get involved directly. So no sir, there is nothing wrong with reading and learning about one of the most powerful and influential men of his era. Enjoy the books.

WilhelmSchulz.
06-27-2006, 02:29 PM
Iron Coffins
Grey Wolf Grey Sea by E.B Gasaway http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Torpedo Junction by Homer Hickam Jr.
Donitz and the Wolfpacks by Brenard Edwards(storys about famous/decive convoy battles)
Battle of the Atlantic by Andrew Willaims
The Hunters and The Hunted German U-Boats,1939-1945 by Jochen Brenncke

On the American side...
Submarine by Edward L. Beach
Run Silent Run Deep by Edward L. Beach
Wake of the Wahoo by Forest J. Sterling
Clear the Brige by Richerd "****" O'Kane
Thunder Below! by Adm. Eugene B. Fluckey

Cold War... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
Red Star Rouge by Kenith Swell
The Hunt for the Red October by Tom Clancy
Red Storm Rising By Tom Clancy(for the sub and AS warfair part)

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Realjambo
06-27-2006, 02:38 PM
I agree with Turnip, I've always meant to read Mein Kampf, I think it's important to look, if there is an opportunity, into the mind of influential people of their time, whatever there means or aims were.
There will always be a stigma attatched to such books however. Can you imagine commuting by train everyday to your job in London and sat in a crowded train carriage pulling out "Saddam - Why Kuwait Needed Invading" (Just a random example to make my point, I don't think he got the time to publish a book) - it would be the same kind of thing. I will however read Mein Kampf one day. Let us know how you get on Goose.

Baldricks_Mate
06-27-2006, 03:54 PM
Mein Kampf; that triggered another bunch of thoughts:

The Rise And Fall of the Third Reich - William L Shirer - I read this concurrently with Mein Kampf...helped me place the contexts of events and decisions that were made..

The Rommel Papers - Erwin Rommel, Liddel Hart - Probably one of the best but not greatest Generals ever. A good insight into his tactical and strategic thinking.

Not "good" reads in this threads sense but a comprehensive tomes none the less.

Real jambo...Why Kuwait Needed Invading! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Realjambo
06-27-2006, 04:07 PM
Didn't Donitz write a book? Sure I remember references to it in some U Boat books I read. Could probably get away with reading that on a train ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I'll keep Mein Kampf for under the duvet with a torch in bed. Make a change from my normal 'Duvet' reading http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

PS: Wilhelm, Google 'Big Red' I forget the authors name, it's upstairs and our baby is alseep, but a good read about modern US SSN that a well respected journo got a 3 week (I think) secondment to (They hit an anchored bouy leaving their home port doh!)

turnip_tick
06-27-2006, 05:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Baldricks_Mate:
Real jambo...Why Kuwait Needed Invading! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Saddam hoenstly thought Kuwait was part of Iraq,and so from his point of view it wasn't an invasion, but rather just a matter of reclaiming his rightfull territory. whether one agrees or not with that particular view that was the mentality that led to my national defense service ribbon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

blastomatic1759
06-27-2006, 08:11 PM
as for me

1 Another Place, Another Time

2 Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45

3 Shooting the War: The Memoir and Photographs of a U-Boat Officer in World War II

4 Iron Coffins

5 The Encyclopedia of U-Boats: From 1904 to the Present

6 The Golden Horseshoe: The Wartime Career of Otto Kretschmer

7 U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth

8 U122: The Diary of a U-boat Commander

9 The Odyssey of a U-Boat Commander: Recollections of Erich Topp

10 Steel Boat, Iron Hearts: A U-boat Crewman's Life Aboard U-505

11 The U Boat Commanders Handbook ( cause you have to have that one !!)

the only one ive read so far was the U-122 one , and it was mostly about this guy crying about this chick Zoe the entire time , i could tell you more stuff about Zoe than i could about the boat he was on. i didnt want to bring them to work , so ill have to wait until i get home to start another one.

janek73
06-28-2006, 10:26 PM
I don't advice to read "Mein Kampf" to anybody. Book is simply very very boring, it is waste of time. Maybe he was genius politican but for sure not writer. There is many websites when you can read Mein Kampf for example herehttp://www.hitler.org/writings/Mein_Kampf/ but i don't think you get through one chapter.But there are intresting books about A.Hitler. If somebady is intrested this is good website. I don't think all his ideas were bad for example he didn't like to ski, i don't like also it is dangerous !http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f364/Janek73/untitled.jpg

The_Silent_O
06-29-2006, 06:13 AM
You guys work too hard...I'll post a couple photos of my bookshelves in a few days.

Eoweth
09-08-2006, 08:47 AM
I recently bought Bitter Ocean (http://www.amazon.com/Bitter-Ocean-Battle-Atlantic-1939-1945/dp/0743229290) and Iron Coffins. Iron Coffins is great so far.

Danelov
09-08-2006, 02:43 PM
My library about theme Kriesgmarine U-Boots

1 The Golden Horseshoe, Otto Kretschmer
2 U-Boat Ace, The Story of Wolfgang Luth
3 Iron coffins, Herbert Werner
4 So war der U-Boot krieg ,Harald Busch
5 Le Secret de Scapa Flow, Alexandre Korganoff
6 U-Boat killer ,Capt Donald MacIntyre
7 Submarinos,La Amenaza secreta ,David Mason
8 J√¬§ger Gejagte Deutsche U-Boote 1939,1945,Jochen Brennecke
9 U-Boats in action, Squadron Signal
10 Graue W√¬∂lfe auf Allen Meeren-U-VII ,Heinz Novarra
11 Hunter Killer ,William T.Y Blood
12 The U-Boat Offensive 1914-1945 ,V.E.Tarrant
13 Submarines of WWII .Erminio Bagnasco
14 Die Deutsche Kriegsmarine Band 3 ,S.Breyer G.Koop
15 Los Tiburones del III Reich ,F. Martinelli
16 Weyers edition 1939-1940
17 Jane‚¬īs edition 1939-1945
18 La Guerra Naval en el Atl√°ntico ,Luis de La Sierra
19 La Guerra Naval en el Mediterraneo ,Luis de La Sierra
20 Anstriche und Tarnanstriche der Deutschen Kriegsmarine ,D.Jung ,A.Abendroth ,n.Kelling
21 Guerre Naval en Norvege ,Jean Lassaque
22 The cruel sea N.Monsarrat
23 Three Corvettes N.Monsarrat
24 Ten Years and Twenty days K.D√¬∂nitz
25 Das Boot L.G.Bucheim

There are a lot more, but the theme is Kriegsmarine surface Fleet and not submarines.

And I have also read "Mein Kamp" ,to understand the mentality and "Philosophie" of this man.

Grrbob25
09-08-2006, 06:29 PM
I have copies of all those controverisal books in pdf(i.e Mein Kampf, The Communist Manifesto, The Captial,The anarchists cookbook and so on) not that those are good books to sit in a arm chair and get cozy with, its that its always good to have things that the rest of society dosnt want you to have, its also good to have things that in future, you may not be able to get.