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The Sinking of the SS. Athenia by a German U-Boat on September 3, 1939

The Sinking of the SS Athenia by a German U-Boat on September 3, 1939

 

The Sinking of the SS. Athenia by a German U-Boat on September 3, 1939 (September 3, 1939)--Hours after Great Britain declared war on Germany in response to the Nazi invasion of Poland, the Germany submarine (the Germans called their submarines U-Boats, short for Unterseeboot , which literally means undersea boat) U-30 sank a British ocean liner, the SS Athenia. Over a hundred people died, including 29 Americans. This attack marks the beginning of the Battle of the Atlantic.

 

 

 

   

 

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SS Athenia--

U-Boat --Wikipedia Article

 

 

 

 

 

 

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