Books on Exercise Tiger

"The Forgotten Dead" by Ken Small

"The Invasion Before Normandy" by Edwin Hoyt


“E-Boat Alert – Defending the Normandy Invasion Fleet” by James Foster Tent


"Exercise Tiger-The Forgotten Sacrifice of the Silent Few" by Wendy Lawrence


List of Books from
Dr Harry Bennett,  History professor, Plymouth University


Stephen E. Ambrose, D-Day, June 6, 1944, The Battle for the Normandy Beaches (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994).

Antony Beevor, D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (London: Viking, 2009).

William B. Kirland jr., Destroyers at Normandy: Naval Gunfire Support at Omaha Beach (Washington [DC]; Naval Historical Foundation, 2002).

Adrian R. Lewis, Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory (Chapel Hill [NC]: University of North Carolina Press, 2001).

Vice Admiral Friedrich Ruge, , ‘The invasion of Normandy’ in Hans-Adolf Jacobsen & Juergen Rohwer, Decisive Battles of World War II: The German View (London: Andre Deutsch, 1965).

War at Sea

Chris Ashworth, RAF Coastal Command: 1936-1969 (Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1992).

Stephen Badsey and Tim Bean, Omaha Beach (Stroud: Sutton Publishing Limited, 2004).

Joseph Balkoski, Omaha Beach (Mechanicsburg [PA]: Stackpole Books, 2004).

Corelli Barnett, Engage the Enemy More Closely: The Royal Navy in the Second World War, (London: Penguin, 2000).

Samuel Eliot Morison, History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: The Invasion of France and Germany, volume XI (New York: Castle Books, 2001).

Naval Staff History, The Defeat of the Enemy Attack on Shipping 1939-1945: A Study of Policy and Operations, Volume 1A, Text and Appendices, CB3304(IA), Historical Section Admiralty, 1957.

Sönke Neitzel, Der Luftkrieg über dem Nordatlantik und der Nordsee 1939-1945 (Bonn: Bernard & Graefe 1995).

Theodore Roscoe, United States Destroyer Operations in World War II (Annapolis [MD]: United States Naval Institute Press, 1953).

S.W. Roskill, The War at Sea 1939-1945, vol. 1, (Uckfield: Naval and Military Press, 2004).

S.W. Roskill, The War at Sea 1939-45, vol.II (London: HMSO, 1956).

S.W. Roskill, The War at Sea 1939-45, vol.III, pt.2 (London: HMSO, 1961).

John Frayn Turner, Service Most Silent: The Navy’s Fight Against Enemy Mines, (Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2008).

Richard Woodman, The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic  1939-1945 (London: John Murray, 2004).

S-Boats and the English Channel

Bryan Cooper, The Battle of the Torpedo Boats (London: Pan, 1970).

Captain Peter Dickens, Night Action: MTB Flotilla at War (London: Book Club Edition, 1974).

J.P. Foynes, Battle of the East Coast (Isleworth: Self Published, 1994).

Hans Frank, Die Deutschen Schnellboote im Einsatz (Berlin: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn, 2006).

Nick Hewitt, Coastal Convoys 1939-1945: The Indestructible Highway (Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2008).

Gerhard Hummelchen, Die Deutsche Schnellboote im Zweiten Weltkrieg (Hamburg: Verlag E.S. Mittler, 1996).

Robert Jackson, Churchill’s Moat: The Channel War 1939-1945 (London: Airlife, 1995).

David Jefferson, Coastal Forces at War: The Royal Navy’s “Little Ships” in the Narrow Seas (Sparkford, Haynes, 2008).

Friedrich Kemnade, Die Afrika-Flottille. Der Einsatz der 3.Schnellboot-Flottille im Weltkrieg (Stuttgart: Motorbuch, 1976).

Angus Konstam, British Motor Gunboat 1939-45 (New York: Osprey, 2010).

Jean-Phillippe Dallies-Labourdette, Deutsche Schnellboote 1939-1945 (Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, 2006).

Alexander McKee, The Coal Scuttle Brigade (London: New English Library, 1973).

Harold Pickles, Untold Stories of Small Boats at War: Coastal Forces Veterans Remember  (Edinburgh: The Pentland Press, 1994).

Leonard Reynolds, Home Waters MTBs & MGBs at War 1939-1945 (Stroud: Sutton, 2000).

Leonard Reynolds, Dog Boats at War: A History of the Operations of the Royal Navy D Class Fairmile Motor Torpedo Boats and Motor Gunboats 1939-1945  (Stroud: Sutton, 1998).

Lieutenant-Commander Peter Scott, The Battle of the Narrow Seas: A History of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945 (London, Country Life Ltd, 1945).

Peter C. Smith, Hold the Narrow Sea: Naval Warfare in the English Channel 1939-1945 (Annapolis [MD]: Naval Institute Press, 1984).

James Foster Tent, E-Boat Alert: Defending the Normandy Invasion Fleet (Annapolis [MD]: United States Naval Institute Press, 1996).

Milan N. Vego, Naval Strategy and Operations in Narrow Seas, Frank Cass, London, 2003.

Gordon Williamson, E-Boat vs MTB: The English Channel 1941-45 (Oxford: Osprey, 011).

Gordon Williamson, Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces (Oxford: Osprey, 2009).

Gordon Williamson, German E-boats 1939-45, (Oxford: Osprey, 2002).



J. Mallman Showell, Führer Conferences on Naval Affairs 1939-1945 (London: Greenhill Books, 1990).

C.D. Bekker, Swastika at Sea: The Struggle and Destruction of the German Navy 1939-1945 (London: William Kimber, 1953).

Horst Boog, Werner Rahn, Reinhard Stumpf, Bernd Wegner, Germany and the Second World War, VI, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).

Bryan Cooper, The E-boat Threat (Oxford: Purnell, 1976).

Karl Dönitz, Memoirs: Ten Years and Twenty Days, (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1958.

Vincent P. O’Hara, The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945 (Annapolis [MD]: United States Naval Institute Press, 2004).

Jak Mallmann Showell, German Naval Code Breakers (Hersham, Surrey: Ian Allan, 2003).

Peter Padfield, Dönitz: The Last Führer (London: Gollancz, 1993).

Edward P. Von der Porten, The German Navy in World War II (London, Arthur Baker, 1969). 

Erich Raeder, My Life (Annapolis [MD]: United States Naval Institute Press, 1960).

Guntram Schulze-Wegener, Die deutsche Kriegsmarinerüstung 1942-1945 (Hamburg: Mittler & Sohn, 1997).

V.E. Tarrant, The Last Year of the Kriegsmarine: May 1944-May 1945 (London: Arms and Armour, 1994).

Mike Whitley, Deutsche Seestreitkräfte  1939-1945: Einsatz im Küstenvorfeld  (Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, 1995).