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By Chris Dubbs

ISBN-10: 0803271662

ISBN-13: 9780803271661

The submarine was once the most progressive guns of worldwide conflict I, inciting either terror and fascination for militaries and civilians alike. throughout the conflict, after U-boats sank the Lusitania and commenced bold assaults on transport vessels off the East Coast, the yankee 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 review and to function warfare souvenirs. till their destruction less than armistice phrases in 1921, those six U-boats served as U.S. military ships, manned through American crews. The ships visited 80 American towns to advertise the sale of victory bonds and to recruit sailors, permitting millions of american citizens to determine up shut the weapon that had so captured the public’s imagination.

In America’s U-Boats Chris Dubbs examines the legacy of submarine conflict within the American mind's eye. Combining nautical event, army heritage, and underwater archaeology, Dubbs stocks the formerly untold tale of German submarines and their influence on American tradition and divulges their legacy and american citizens’ attitudes towards this new ask yourself weapon.

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