Books about the Black Sea naval war?

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Books about the Black Sea naval war?

Post by Sawpatin » 23 Feb 2020 12:44

Could anyone recommend some good books that go into detail on Axis and Soviet naval operations in the Black Sea region? I'm limited to sources in English.

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Re: Books about the Black Sea naval war?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 23 Feb 2020 20:06

Koslinski and Stanescu wrote three volumes on Romanian participation. They both served in the navy in WWII. The books are in Romanian, but not too difficult to gain a lot from. Recommended.

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Re: Books about the Black Sea naval war?

Post by Sawpatin » 23 Feb 2020 20:37

Sid Guttridge wrote:
23 Feb 2020 20:06
Koslinski and Stanescu wrote three volumes on Romanian participation. They both served in the navy in WWII. The books are in Romanian, but not too difficult to gain a lot from. Recommended.

Sid
If they're in Romanian they're going to be extremely difficult for me to gain anything from...

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Re: Books about the Black Sea naval war?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 24 Feb 2020 14:05

If you speak any Latin-derived language like French, Spanish or Italian, it is not impossible.

In English the best is the final chapter of Third Axis, Fourth Ally by Axworthy, which is entirely devoted to the Romanian Navy in the Black Sea.

Cheers,

Sid.

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Re: Books about the Black Sea naval war?

Post by Dann Falk » 24 Feb 2020 18:23

Greetings,

You should check out: The Soviets as Naval Opponents 1941-1945 by Friedrich Ruge, published by Patrick Stephens, Cambridge 1979.

This is a very well written book and covers the topic nicely.

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Re: Books about the Black Sea naval war?

Post by Sawpatin » 24 Feb 2020 20:57

Sid Guttridge wrote:
24 Feb 2020 14:05
If you speak any Latin-derived language like French, Spanish or Italian, it is not impossible.
I don't, and neither do most folks where I come from :P
Sid Guttridge wrote:
24 Feb 2020 14:05
In English the best is the final chapter of Third Axis, Fourth Ally by Axworthy, which is entirely devoted to the Romanian Navy in the Black Sea.
Thanks, I'll look it up.
Dann Falk wrote:
24 Feb 2020 18:23
You should check out: The Soviets as Naval Opponents 1941-1945 by Friedrich Ruge, published by Patrick Stephens, Cambridge 1979.
Thank you, I'll have a look for it.

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