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America's U-Boats: Terror Trophies of World War I

America s U Boats Terror Trophies of World War I The submarine was one of the most revolutionary weapons of World War I inciting both terror and fascination for militaries and civilians alike During the war after U boats sank the Lusitania and beg

  • Title: America's U-Boats: Terror Trophies of World War I
  • Author: Chris Dubbs
  • ISBN: 9780803271661
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The submarine was one of the most revolutionary weapons of World War I, inciting both terror and fascination for militaries and civilians alike During the war, after U boats sank the Lusitania and began daring attacks on shipping vessels off the East Coast, the American press dubbed these weapons Hun Devil Boats, Sea Thugs, and Baby Killers But at the conflict s coThe submarine was one of the most revolutionary weapons of World War I, inciting both terror and fascination for militaries and civilians alike During the war, after U boats sank the Lusitania and began daring attacks on shipping vessels off the East Coast, the American press dubbed these weapons Hun Devil Boats, Sea Thugs, and Baby Killers But at the conflict s conclusion, the U.S Navy acquired six U boats to study and to serve as war souvenirs Until their destruction under armistice terms in 1921, these six U boats served as U.S Navy ships, manned by American crews The ships visited eighty American cities to promote the sale of victory bonds and to recruit sailors, allowing hundreds of thousands of Americans to see up close the weapon that had so captured the public s imagination.In America s U Boats Chris Dubbs examines the legacy of submarine warfare in the American imagination Combining nautical adventure, military history, and underwater archaeology, Dubbs shares the previously untold story of German submarines and their impact on American culture and reveals their legacy and Americans attitudes toward this new wonder weapon.

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    1 thought on “America's U-Boats: Terror Trophies of World War I

    1. Who would have thought that a World War I German submarine sat on the bottom of Lake Michigan or imagined how it got there? What a neat story this book tells, about the surrendered U-boats acquired by the U.S. Navy after WW1, and what happened to them. But what also emerges is how completely U-boats gripped the American imagination before and during the war. A surprisingly interesting and entertaining story on many levels.

    2. Don't waste your time on this book. It's horribly researched and even more horribly written. Among the book's basic errors: The author conflates the terms of the armistice with the Treaty of Versailles, he has the Germans using rules of cruiser warfare in 1918 and he has the Germans attacking American ships on 3 June 1919. His sloppy writing results in him contradicting his own book. His sloppy (at best) research skills result in him citing a book that he claims supports his argument and that bo [...]

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