By Donald M. Goldstein
Even supposing the USA entered the battle really past due, it performed a serious position in tipping the scales opposed to Germany and its allies and in shaping the war’s aftermath. The book’s 1000s of photographs inform the tales of the U.S. infantrymen, sailors, airmen, politicians, and voters at the domestic entrance who helped the Allies win the struggle. Donald Goldstein and Harry Maihafer have produced a shiny account of the warfare that without end altered the destinies of the US and Europe. DEPOSITили
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40 America in World War I on the absurd. Some said that U-boats were landing spies or men to poison wells. Also, if a light flashed from shore, it was said to be a signal to a lurking German sub. One story even claimed that U-boats planned to launch airplanes to bomb New York City. Some fears, however, turned into reality. Soon after the war started, one U-boat appeared off the New Jersey coast and proceeded to sink six ships. One of these, the passenger steamer Carolina, en route from Puerto Rico to New York, carried 218 passengers and a crew of 117.
The depth charge, invented by the Royal Navy, changed that. A three-hundred-pound drum of 4-4 USS Whipple using “Y gun” to launch a 300-pound depth bomb while guarding a convoy in the North Sea. 44 America in World War I 4-3 The USS Covington sinking near the coast of France, July 1918. TNT with a variable waterpressure fuse, it could simply be rolled off the deck and into the water. A later development, this time an American invention, was the “Y gun,” which allowed the drums to be hurled with greater accuracy and less risk [4-4].
The Germans could have claimed victory, since they lost fewer ships than did the British. At the decisive moment, however, von Scheer decided he The War at Sea 37 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 38 3-24 German submarine Deutschland Bremen. 3-25 German submarine U-14. must save his remaining ships. The German fleet withdrew, falling back to its North Sea ports. Henceforth the two fleets would cancel each other out. The Germans, realizing they could not afford to fight another such battle, decided to concentrate on building submarines.
America in World War I: The Story and Photographs by Donald M. Goldstein