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Attack on Orleans:: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod (Military)

by Jake Klim

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Attack on Orleans the WWI submarine raid on Cape Cod by Jake Klim
Very few Americans know that during the 1st World War a German submarine shelled and sank a tug boat and 3 barges off the coast of Cape Cod Massachusetts. This is the story of that raid and what happened afterwards. Written from news reports and 1st hand accounts of the incident, the story has the feel of a techno- thriller. The story shows the courage and idiocracyies of the men,women and technology of the time. ( )
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On the morning of July 21, 1918--in the final year of the First World War--a new prototype of German submarine surfaced three miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The vessel attacked an unarmed tugboat and its four barges. A handful of the shells fired by the U-boat's deck guns struck Nauset Beach, giving the modest town of Orleans the distinction of being the only spot in the United States to receive enemy fire during the entire war. On land, lifesavers from the U.S. Coast Guard launched a surfboat under heavy enemy fire to save the sailors trapped aboard the tug and barges. In the air, seaplanes from the Chatham Naval Air Station dive-bombed the enemy raider with payloads of TNT. Author Jake Klim chronicles the attack from the first shell fired to the aftermath and celebrates the resilience of Orleans at war.… (more)

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