First posted in February of 2012, Links to the Documentary about U boats have been repaired .
In August of 1914, events on land in Europe came to a head and the first global conflict began
As hellish as the existence of the war on terra firma, a new type of warfare was changing the way tacticians and leaders would see the war at sea for generations to come. The small boats used by the Germans were more likely to engage the enemy on the surface than underwater. While the boats were submersibles, they were designed to be at their best on the surface.
In the same month that the land war started, a fleet of ten U-Boats set sail to engage the Royal Navy.
This would mark the first submarine war patrol as the small vessels entered the North Sea in search of the enemy. It was an ignoble beginning for submarine warfare. The Grand Fleet was far superior to the German fleet and the…
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