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    Re: Naval book recommendations

    My current (partially job related) reading:

    Iron Men and Tin Fish by Anthony Newpower

    or how difficult it is to build effective torpedoes.
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    Re: Naval book recommendations

    I recently found a wonderful book on the battle between the German Raider Kormoran, and the Light Cruiser HMAS Sydney. Title is "Bitter Victory" "The Death of HMAS Sydney"
    Author is Wesley Olson. These two ships destroyed each other, and the Sydney was lost with all hands. I had no idea till I read this what a shock the loss was, and still is, to Australia.

    The book goes into great detail about what is known about the battle, plus a lot more. It was written before the wreck of the Sydney was found in 2008, but the conclusions drawn stand up very well. I found it a very good read.

    Also has anybody ever found the narrative of the XO of Warspite written after Jutland? I read this once many years ago and have been on the look out for it ever since. I would really like to find it somewhere on the Internet.

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    Not books per se but of interest nonethless

    Some Jutland related links to interesting material from this site on the offical history as written by rm40 - highlights below http://germannavalwarfare.info/

    Scans of the original rm 40 decrypts that were passed on or not by Jackson:

    http://germannavalwarfare.info/02subm/text6.html

    The photos of Otto Knuppel - sailor on Von Der Tann and S.M. U54 - well worth a look:

    http://www.u54.suedholland-ferienhaus.de/index.html

    German film of the cruise of SM U35 in the med:

    http://www.europafilmtreasures.eu/fi...que.htm?ID=269


    Scheers post-battle dispatch (In German - is this the one were he thinks the GF was heading West? I don't read German well enough to tell):
    http://www.seekrieg.net/

    The Archive of the Naval Review - loads on here!

    Account culled from the german staff history:

    part 1 - 1926 issue 2
    Part 2 - 1926 issue 3
    Part 3 - 1926 issue 4
    Part 4 - 1927 issue 1
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    Re: Not books per se but of interest nonethless

    Thanks for the links!
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    Re: Not books per se but of interest nonethless

    Anyone have any opinions on the 2 volume series about the RJW by Piotr Olender?

    http://www.amazon.com/RUSSO-JAPANESE..._bxgy_b_text_b
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    Re: Not books per se but of interest nonethless

    Quote Originally Posted by vyshka View Post
    Anyone have any opinions on the 2 volume series about the RJW by Piotr Olender?
    I think it's a good overview of the naval War between Russia and Japan. Battles are described in sufficient detail, strategical and operational issues are discussed, technical info on the ships is sketchy, but that's not the main focus of this series.

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    Re: Not books per se but of interest nonethless

    The RN's official history of WW1 naval operations, by Sir Julian Corbett. These are unsold copies of the 5-volume reprint published in 1997, complete with all maps and illustrations, for only $175. EXCELLENT deal and highly recommended.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_304652
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    Re: Not books per se but of interest nonethless

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullethead View Post
    The RN's official history of WW1 naval operations, by Sir Julian Corbett. These are unsold copies of the 5-volume reprint published in 1997, complete with all maps and illustrations, for only $175. EXCELLENT deal and highly recommended.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_304652
    BH - I agree (I'm reading this series now) but BUYER BEWARE. These do not appear to have the "map cases under a separate cover" which are boxes of folded paper maps which absolutely ROCK. The fine print below on ebay says:
    "TWO MAP CASES IN THE ORIGINAL SET ARE NOT INCLUDED-ONLY THE 5 TEXT VOLUMES"
    Your local college library may have access to these and I found a used set of least the volume 1 map case for a reasonable price...but just beware that you'll be missing some of the maps. I've already called the Imperial War Museum people who do the most recent reprints...they couldn't afford to reproduce the map cases either

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    Re: Not books per se but of interest nonethless

    Littorio Class

    Although nothing to do with Jutland or the RJW, I'm sure the battleship lovers amongst us will like to know that a 326 page book on the Littorio class is due from Seaforth Publishing on the 30th of June. The Naval Institute Press are due to publish it in America in November. The list price from Seaforth is 45, but Amazon have it for pre order at 31.50.
    Sorry about not posting under a new heading. I pressed the wrong button.
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    Re: Not books per se but of interest nonethless

    The Bibliographic Index is given approximately 1300 titles of books in Russian, French, German and English.
    Title: Russian-Japanese War of 1904-1905. Bibliographic Index
    Author: V. Luchinin
    Publisher: Moscow. Voenizdat
    Year of Publication: 1939
    Pages: 152
    Format: PDF
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