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Title: The Literary digest history of the world war, compiled from original and contemporary sources: American, British, French, German, and others
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Authors: Halsey, Francis W. (Francis Whiting), 1851-1919
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918
Publisher: New York, London, Funk & Wagnalls Company
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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ish transport that hadoccurred. That it should have happened in the time ofthe operations at the Dardanelles was embarrassing. Theconvoy of large bodies of troops through the Mediterranean,where not only German but Austrian submarines wereknown to be operating, had thrown upon the British Navy 226 SUBMARINES AND WAR-ZONE DECREES heavy responsibilities. Only surplus ships and vessels wereused in that theater of war. Marvelous work was done bythe British Navy and the British Mercantile Marine inensuring safe transport to troops, not only between Britishshores and the Continent, but to the -^gean Sea and fromBritish Dominions across the oceans. The last named taskwas performed at a time when German raiders were stillat large; indeed the Sydney was convoying an Australiancontingent across the Indian Ocean when she received bywireless news of the arrival at Cocos Island of the Emden.Speaking in the House of Commons on February 15, Mr.Churchill said that approximately 1,000,000 men had been
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GERMAN SUBMARINES AT WILHELMSHAVENAt the sterns of two of the boats may be seen their torpedo tubes moved without any accident or loss of life. The numbermust have been doubled by the time the Royal Edwardwas lost. The British Admiralty had under charter ap-proximately one-fifth of the total British mercantile tonnage,or about 4,000,000 tons. The task of transport as carriedout under protection of the Grand Fleet in the North Sea,was conducted by naval convoys. On the mercantile marinedevolved the actual business of transportation. The rise and exploits of the submarine had extended overpractically twelve months, since on September 22, 1914, aGerman Z7-boat sank the British cruisers Ahoukir, Cressy, IN THE GERMAN COLONIES AND ON THE SEA and Hague in the North Sea, and the British Empire wasthought by some observers to be tottering. But on October2, 1915, a dispatch from Washington which found its wayto the front page of a great many papers, announced thatthe British Empire had been sa
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