The German U-boat campaigns of the First World War were the first instance in naval combat in which the technology of the submarine was utilized effectively, with detrimental consequences to the Allied nations. Although the Allies were ultimately the successful party in the war, this technology and its effects cannot be ignored. While the primary remembrance of these campaigns exists in the form of the Lusitania incident, the overall military, social, and political aspects of these events must also be understood. The German U-boat campaigns of the First World War, while ultimately unsuccessful, laid the groundwork for the evolution of submarine technologies and the rise of the submarine as a viable and permanent weapon within the scope of naval warfare.
|Presenters:||Natalie Hare (Undergraduate Student)
Angelo Nuccie (Undergraduate Student)
Joseph Patton (Undergraduate Student)
|Time:||1:35 pm Session III|