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Books by John Barratt

Armada 1588

The Battle of Marston Moor

The Civil War in South-West England 1642-1646

The First Battle of Newbury: 1643

Cavalier Generals

The Great Siege of Chester

The Battle for York: Marston Moor 1644

Cavalier Generals

Recommended Reading 
Recommended Reading 
by John Barratt

During the last half century an enormous amount of material has been published dealing with all aspects of the Battle of the Atlantic. Much of this is now out of print, or available only through libraries, and, as a great deal was published originally in the UK, may only be easily accessible in larger British libraries.


Hitler's U-boat War
by Clay Blair

The most detailed history of the Battle of the Atlantic to appear in recent years. Blair takes the somewhat unusual view that the U-boats were facing almost impossible odds from the start of the campaign, but argues his case in a readable and comprehensive style.


In Great Waters: The Epic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-45
by Spencer Dunmore

A good introduction.


Decoding History: The Battle of the Atlantic and Ultra
by W.J.R. Gardner

The battle of the code-breakers


Torpedo Junction: U-Boat War off America's East Coast, 1942
by Homer Hickman


U-Boat Killer: Fighting the U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic
by Donald MacIntyre

MacIntyre was one of the most successful Royal Navy escort commanders during the Battle of the Atlantic.


The German Navy Handbook, 1939-45
Jak P. Mallmann Showell

A good overview of the Kriegsmarine.


The U-boat Hunters: The Royal Canadian Navy and the Offensive against Germany's Submarines
by Mark Milner

An account of the key role of the RCN in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Neither Sharks Nor Wolves: The Men of Nazi Germany's U-boat Arm, 1939-45
by Timothy Mulligan

A sympathetic portrayal of the lives of Donitz's U-boat crews.


Battle Beneath the Waves: The U-boat War
by Robert C. Stern


Iron Coffins- a Personal Account of the German U-boat Battles of World War II
by Herbert R. Werner

Classic reminiscences by a U-boat crewman.


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Copyright © 2002 John Barratt.

Written by John Barratt. If you have questions or comments on this article, please contact John Barratt at:

About the author:
John Barratt has authored many books to include: Armada 1588,  The Battle of Marston Moor, The Civil War in South-West England 1642-1646, and Cavalier Generals.

Published online: 12/15/2002.
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