Jürgen Rohwer


Rohwer, Jürgen. Chronology of the War at Sea -- 1939-1945: The Naval History of World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2005.

According to Kruh, Cryptologia 30.2 (Apr. 2006), this is "a massive ... updating and expansion" of an earlier work. It is a "superb reference book" that is "an essential tool for every historian and serious enthusiast concerned" with World War II.


Rohwer, Jürgen. The Critical Convoy Battles of March 1943: The Battle for HX.229/SC.122. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1977.

Sexton views this as "well documented" and "[e]ssential reading."


Rohwer, Jürgen. "Der Einfluß der 'Signal Intelligence' auf den Verlauf der Schlacht im Atlantik 1939-1945" [The influence of 'signals intelligence' on the course of the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945]. In Deutschland und der Westen: Internationale Beziehungen im 20. Jahrhundert. Festschrift für Klaus Schwabe zum 65. Geburtstag, ed. Guido Müller, 132-142. Stuttgart: Steiner, 1998.


Rohwer, Jürgen. "Radio Intelligence and Its Role in the Battle of the Atlantic." In The Missing Dimension: Governments and Intelligence Communities in the Twentieth Century, eds. Christopher Andrew and David Dilks, 159-168. London: Macmillan, 1984.


Rohwer, Jürgen.

1. "Signal Intelligence and World War II: The Unfolding Story." Journal of Military History 63, no. 4 (Oct. 1999): 939-951.

The author tracks the opening up of information from U.S. and UK sources (and secondarily from other countries) about the role of Sigint in World War II.

2. "International Historiography about Signal Intelligence." The Enigma Bulletin 2 (May 1997): 3-16.

This is an earlier version of the above article.

[UK/WWII/Ultra; WWII/Magic/Gen & Ref]

Rohwer, Jürgen. "ULTRA and the Battle of the Atlantic: The German View." In Changing Interpretations and New Sources in Naval History: Papers from the Third United States Naval Academy History Symposium, ed. Robert V. Love, 420-443. New York: Garland, 1980.

Sexton calls this "[o]ne of the best accounts from the German perspective of the Battle of the Atlantic and the role of Sigint in it."


Rohwer, Jürgen, and W.A.B. Douglas. "Canada and the Wolf Packs, September 1943." In The RCN in Transition, 1910-1985, ed. W.A.B. Douglas, 159-186. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1988.

[Canada/WWII; WWII/Atlantic]

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