The First World War and Submarine Warfare
by Joe Blok
The first "World War," also known as the Great War, took place shortly after the turn of the century from 1914-1918, and was so named because it was the first conflict of global proportions. The war resulted in the loss of millions of lives and the virtual destruction of Europe. The stunning proportions of the war were due largely to the application of technology to
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voyages. After the United States entered the war on April 6, 1917, the public waited expectantly for hostile U-boats to appear off the American coast. As month after month passed and the German raiders failed to materialize, the memory of those early visitations faded from public memory. It would be more than one year before the first U-boat appeared off the American coast, but when the submarines did come, they arrived with a bang.