The History of the German U-boat Fleet

In the beginning, the German U-boats were hardly a threat to the world's largest naval powers. Even after the U-l's dreadful collision during its first test during a training exercise, the German engineers stayed hopeful. Germany now had a powerful weapon.

The Lusitania, carrying war supplies for the war effort, had already been warned prior to its maiden voyage. In fact, the German embassy posted a full page advertisement in the New York Times, warning Americans that German U-boats would be in the water and may attack due to the wartime cargo aboard the ship. Against warnings, the Lusitania sailed. On May 7, 1915, the Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat, killing close to 1200 people, 124 of which were Americans. Rumors serviced that blamed German U-boats for the second explosion, after the Lusitania was already sinking. Further investigations, however, proved that the explosion was due to the ammunition aboard Lusitania.


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Rumors are rumors until proven by facts. But the thing is, Lusitania really does have war materials on board just like the boats going to Gaza. The Germans issued a warning that it will be attacked, Israeli’s issued a warning against the boat going into Gaza.And both boats were attacked and both incidents were condemned internationally. Hmmmnnn… coincidence?
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Funny how we were never taught that the Lusitania was carrying Military supplies.

American children were taught that everyone on board was completely innocent when really the ship owners were using their passengers as human shields just like Al Qaeda is accused of doing.
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