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Submarines

Episode 131: War Beneath the Waves Pt. 3

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Last week saw the beginning of unrestricted submarine warfare for the Germans and throughout the first few months the campaign went quite well, with April 1917 being the best month of the entire war for the German submarines. However, no act, especially one involving hundreds of thousands of shipping tons being sent to the bottom of the ocean,...
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Episode 130: War Beneath the Waves Pt. 2

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Last episode we discussed the German submarine actions of 1916 and some of the technological changes that occurred during the war as it related to the U-Boats and the British attempts to get them under control. This week we are solely focused on perhaps the most important event of the entire war at sea, and certainly the most...
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Episode 59: Submarine Warfare Part 2

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During this episode we will look at the German path to unleashing their U-Boats first in a perfectly legal commerce raiding campaign and then onto a perfectly illegal unrestricted commerce raiding campaign which they will then cancel just 7 months after it started. Commerce raiding while at war was a long and storied profession, it dates all the...
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