By Chris Dubbs
The submarine was once the most innovative guns of global warfare I, inciting either terror and fascination for militaries and civilians alike. through the battle, after U-boats sank the Lusitania and commenced bold assaults on delivery vessels off the East Coast, the yank press dubbed those guns “Hun satan Boats,” “Sea Thugs,” and “Baby Killers.” yet on the conflict’s end, the U.S. army bought six U-boats to check and to function warfare souvenirs. until eventually their destruction lower than armistice phrases in 1921, those six U-boats served as U.S. army ships, manned by means of American crews. The ships visited 80 American towns to advertise the sale of victory bonds and to recruit sailors, permitting millions of usa citizens to work out up shut the weapon that had so captured the public’s imagination.
In America’s U-Boats Chris Dubbs examines the legacy of submarine war within the American mind's eye. Combining nautical event, army historical past, and underwater archaeology, Dubbs stocks the formerly untold tale of German submarines and their effect on American tradition and divulges their legacy and americans’ attitudes towards this new ask yourself weapon.
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America's U-Boats: Terror Trophies of World War I (Studies in War, Society, and the Military) by Chris Dubbs