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By Chris Dubbs

ISBN-10: 0803271662

ISBN-13: 9780803271661

The submarine used to be essentially the most innovative guns of worldwide battle I, inciting either terror and fascination for militaries and civilians alike. through the warfare, after U-boats sank the Lusitania and started 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. military obtained six U-boats to review and to function conflict souvenirs. until eventually their destruction below armistice phrases in 1921, those six U-boats served as U.S. army ships, manned by way of 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 battle 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 influence on American tradition and divulges their legacy and americans’ attitudes towards this new ask yourself weapon.

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