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    The U Boat Threat

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    The U Boat Threat A blockage simply stops something getting through. In the case of World War I, blockades were set up to restrict the amount of supplies getting through to enemies ports. In earlier history surface ships simply blocking ships entering or leaving a port did this. 2. Unrestricted submarine warfare was set up in February 1915. It meant that any vessel heading for an English port would be fired upon. This was because it was thought that some ships carrying food were also

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    German U-Boats

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    German U-Boats During World War I the Germans implemented a blockade on Britain in which they destroyed allied ships as well as British ships. They did this in response to the blockade that Britain had put on them. The Germans used U-boats to impose their blockade. As the war progressed the U-boats did more and more destruction to British ships and ships that were aiding the British. As American ships were destroyed the United States began to become more involved in stopping the Germans

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    U-boats played an extremely significant role in World War I and were the main reason that the Americans joined the war. German U-boats were a more advanced form of a submarine. U-boats allowed Germany to gain ground, but ultimately caused their downfall. The u-boat became the prime weapon because it could easily spot its enemies and fire, but stay undetected. This powerful weapon resulted in many German sea victories which would have been otherwise impossible because the British navy was the strongest

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    Archit Shah Paragraph

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    Introduce the topic: In 1942, German U-Boats sunk Allied ships at a rapid rate in an attempt to prevent resources from reaching Britain, leading to the discovery of corvettes. Focus sentence: A corvette is a small, but rapid vessel which was designed to prevent U-Boats from torpedoing supply ships that were headed to Britain and patrol coasts in the most dire weather conditions. Thesis: Corvettes were the most sensible response to the catastrophes caused by U-boats because of their cheap construction

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    The Battle of the Atlantic

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    months into the war, German U-boats, mines, airplanes, and surface raiders had destroyed more than 215 merchant ships and two of Britain’s largest warships. Over 1,500 people had been killed in this short time. “It was clear that despite the lull on land, a long war lay ahead on the world’s water” (Pitt 8). U-Boats Indeed, Hitler’s plan to defeat the Allies with U-boats was looking very good. For some unknown reason the Allied ships could not defend against the U-boats. With Hitler in control it looked

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    emotional fatigue (I forgot where I was going). Due to the fact that the United States was a friend of great Britain, Britain tried very hard to get the US involved in the war. _____ even said _____ about the sinking of the Lusitania two hours before the boat sank. The Lusitania was

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    President Woodrow Wilson, Winston Churchill and the still unanswered question of what the liner was carrying on board. The Lusitania, pride of the Cunard line, was sailing from New York for the port of Liverpool when a single torpedo from a German U-boat crashed into her hull between the third and fourth funnels. The ship sank in just under 20 minutes. Of those killed, 128 were American citizens, and the incident influenced the eventual US decision to enter the war two years later. It also provoked

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    History Of The Lusitania

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    years before America did come in”. (“In Harm’s way”) It was with that one torpedo, the United States was thrusted into a war that they did not want. To say the least, another majestic ship was sent to Davie Jone’s locker by the attack of a German U-boat.

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    The War at Sea and It's Importance to the Outcome of the War I think that the war at sea in some ways important to the outcome of the war and in some ways not important. The war at sea broke out mainly because of the build up of naval capacity. There were many sea battles in the war and the biggest battle was the battle of Jutland. The German navy was not used much as they were scared of losing ships. They were terrified. The figures of ships show that it was totally one sided. This gives

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    Allies are shown to be a rather unsuccessful military force. The Captain of the U-boat serves as a symbol for German warfare. He is first introduced in his full uniform, immediately it is known this man is a figure of authority. In the film's chaotic opening scene, he is one of the few sober soldiers at the bar, illustrating that he is in control at all times. While many are frightened when he pushes the boat twice beyond the recommended depth to test its sturdiness, no one challenges his decision

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