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Below is a range of books and gifts guaranteed to please submariners all over the world

 

 

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CARDS - pack of TEN

A pack of 10 greetings cards featuring a British Oberon Class submarine.
The inside has been left blank allowing these cards to be used for all occasions.
Envelopes are included. (All cards show the same image)

US$29.99
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POSTCARDS - pack of eight

 These postcards are sold in packs of 8 and are the standard 6" x 4" postcard size.
Image features a German Type II U-Boat undergoing work ashore during the Second World War.  
 

US$9.99
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SUBMARINER'S CAP

This cap shows a U-boat during an ocean crossing.
Taken from the painting "Sea Miles" by S. Burbridge.

US$25.99
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GERMAN U-BOAT STEIN

22oz Stein sporting a copy of the painting "Morning Departure".


Image on Stein

Not just decorative, this ceramic stein can actually be used for your favourite beer. 
For your convenience it is dishwasher and microwave safe.
This 6.7 inch tall, gold-trimmed stein is only available for a limited period.

US$25.99
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 U-BOAT WOODEN TILE BOX

This beautiful solid lacquered alderwood box is an ideal gift for all submariners.
On the lid is a tile print from an original painting by Sarah Burbridge, 
showing "Norwegian Grave of U36"    

The hinged box is a great place to store 
all those special knick and knacks.

US$34.99
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SUBMARINER'S JOURNAL

Inside are 80 quality blank pages of 24lb bond paper

US$19.99
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THE SUBMARINER'S LIBRARY
BOOKS (English Language)

BOOKS
about 
U-BOATS
BOOKS
about
BRITISH
SUBS
BOOKS
about
AMERICAN
SUBS
OTHER
SUBMARINE
BOOKS

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BOOKS ABOUT U-BOATS
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U-Boat War Patrol 
- the Hidden Photographic Diary of U564
Published by Greenhill Publishing
Written by Lawrence Paterson

This excellent hardback book follows a whole patrol undertaken by U564 - a Type VIIC U-boat captained by the much loved "Teddy" Suhren.   This book contains more than 250 rare photographs charting the boats progress.  The photos are perfectly accompanied by Paterson's easy, yet comprehensive, writing style ensuring the reader becomes fully engrossed in the crews ups and downs throughout their voyage. 

Suitable for both U-boat novices and experts and an absolute must for all U-boat artists and modelers!

Hitler's Grey Wolves
U-Boats in the Indian Ocean
Published by Greenhill Publishing
Written by Lawrence Paterson

Previously information on the U-boat war in this area was scattered and hard to come by.  In this hardback edition Lawrence Paterson presents a full picture of events and gives the reader an insight into the often difficult cooperation between the Japanese and Germans.  Many of the infamous myths of U-boats carrying precious gold, mercury and high ranking Nazi personnel are also covered in this book.  As Paterson fans have come to expect, all the facts and figures are there and yet there is not a hint of dryness as his easy writing style captures your attention from page 1.   And to top it all there is also a wealth of superb photographs - many from a U-boat commander's personal collection and never before published.

First U-Boat Flotilla
Published by Pen & Sword
Written by Lawrence Paterson

This was Paterson's first book and upon reading it U-boat enthusiasts the world over were delighted to realise that a new and talent author had suddenly entered their world.  Paterson is a superb writer bringing history very much alive whilst still skillfully maintaining an unbiased viewpoint.  This book is, as the title suggests, all about Germany's first U-boat flotilla - covering its early formation in 1935 through to its painful cessation 9 years later.   As the reader turns the pages he shares the roller-coaster of joy and tears as he grows familiar with each boat's commander and crew.   A good selection of previously unseen photographs.  Hardback.

Second U-Boat Flotilla
Published by Pen & Sword
Written by Lawrence Paterson

Fittingly, the topic for Paterson's second book is the Second U-boat flotilla.  The author allows us to follow the comings and goings and successes and  failures of all the boats in this flotilla together with an insight into the excitement and frustrations experienced by the crew.  Although a natural follow on from his first book, First U-boat Flotilla which closely examines the Type II and Type VII U-boats, this second book concentrates particularly on the Type IXs that dominated this flotilla.  Consequently their is little repitition and the two books can comfortably be read back to back or entirely independently as desired.  Once again, the author has found a great array of rare photographs to accompany the story. Hardback edition.

Steel Boat, Iron Hearts: A U-boat Crewman’s Life aboard U-505
Published by Savas Beatie
Written by Hans Goebeler and John Vanzo

This hardback recounts an extraordinary memoir of a sailor who made every war patrol aboard U-505. This memoir is utterly unique, for no other enlisted U-boat man has left a book-length account of his service.  Today, hundreds of thousands of people tour U-505 each year at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. She is the only fully restored Type IXC boat in the world.

FIRST EDITION, SIGNED books are currently available direct from the publisher - please quote ref: Subart010510S when purchasing.

Click here for an interview with John Vanzo.  Or click here to read an excerpt. 

Hunt and Kill: U-505 and the U-boat War in the Atlantic
Published by Spellmount Publishers
edited by Theodore P. Savas.

One of WWII's pivotal events was the capture of U-505 on June 4, 1944. The top secret seizure of this massive Type IX submarine provided the Allies with priceless information on German technology and innovation. After the war U-505 was transported to Chicago, where today several hundred thousand visitors a year pass through its well-preserved hull at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Hunt and Kill offers the first definitive study of U-505. Chapters include her construction, crew and commanders, combat history, an assessment of Type IX operations, naval intelligence, the eight fatal German mistakes that doomed the ill-fated boat, her capture, and final transportation and restoration for posterity.

The contributors to this fascinating hardback volume--a Who's Who of U-boat historians--include: Erich Topp (U-552, Odyssey of a U-boat Commander); Eric Rust (Naval Officers Under Hitler); Timothy Mulligan (Neither Sharks Nor Wolves); Jak Mallmann Showell (Hitler's U-boat Bases); Jordan Vause (Wolf); Lawrence Paterson (First U-boat Flotilla); Mark Wise (Enigma and the Battle of the Atlantic); Keith R. Gill (Curator, U-505, Museum of Science and Industry), and Theodore P. Savas (editor, Silent Hunters: German U-boat Commanders of World War II; author, Nazi Millionaries).

FIRST EDITION, SIGNED books are currently available HERE - please quote ref: Subart010510S when purchasing.

Click here for an interview the editor. Or, click here to read an excerpt from the book.

 

   
  BOOKS ABOUT BRITISH SUBMARINES
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The History of the British U Class Submarine
Published by Pen & Sword
Written by Derek Walters

The U Class was originally designed in 1934 for anti-submarine training, by the end of the war 72 U-Class submarines had been commissioned; 17 were lost to the enemy, and 3 in accidents. Manned by crews from seven nations' navies, they served worldwide, and never more successfully than in the Mediterranean. This hardback book is the definitive study of this class of submarine and the men who serve on them.

   
  BOOKS ABOUT AMERICAN SUBS
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Wake of the Wahoo
Published by R A Cline Publishing
Written by Forest J Sterling

From Pearl Harbor to her last and fatal voyage, the heroic story of America's most daring World War II submarine, as told by the only surviving member of her crew, Forest J.  Sterling. USS Wahoo (SS-238) was the most successful submarine in the World War II Pacific Fleet. She was the first to penetrate an enemy harbor and sink a Japanese ship. She was the first to wipe-out an entire convoy single-handedly. In her 11 short months of life, Wahoo managed an incredible 21 kills, totaling over 60,000 tons of ships. Then, just 45 minutes before leaving Midway (island) for her last and fatal patrol, Yeoman Forest Sterling was transferred to other duty. The result is this paperback book; Wake of the Wahoo, Sterling's fantastic yet completely authentic account of a remarkable crew, captain and the ship they lived and died for. Wahoo's captain---the aggressive and brave Lieutenant Commander Dudley 'Mush' Morton was the pride of the submarine fleet. He would earn the Navy Cross at the helm of Wahoo. The sub's executive officer---the daring Lieutenant Richard H. 'Dick' O'Kane.  O'Kane would later receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in command of the submarine USS Tang. Forest Sterling tells the story as no one else could. Wake of the Wahoo is a true account of American submarine warfare from a man who lived it ... and lived to tell about it. (Review taken from publisher's website)

   
  OTHER SUBMARINE BOOKS
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Submarines of the World
Published by Grange Books
Written by Robert Jackson

A handy little reference book listing different types of submarines and submersibles in alphabetical order.  Covering all nations this hardback book starts with Bushnell's Turtle in 1776 right through to today's sophisticated nuclear submarines (up to the year 2000.)   Each of the 280 different submarines covered is illustrated with a beautiful colour diagram together with a paragraph briefly outlining any major design flaws/improvements, noteworthy patrols, events etc.  Finally there is a 'Fact Box' listing dimensions, launch date, armaments and performance.   A basic but useful  reference guide to have on your shelf usually available for under £5!

   
   
   

 

 

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