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The Enemy in Home Waters: How World War I Came Home To America’s Shores

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Theater

       

When World War I began in 1914, neither the United States Navy nor American coastal shipping vessels were directly affected. By the end of the war in 1918, three German U-boats, U-151, U-140, and U-117, had sunk a total of 10 vessels off North Carolina alone. When the U-151 arrived off the U.S. East Coast in May 1918, it was the first foreign enemy naval vessel to invade U.S. waters since the War of 1812. World War I had come home to the United States. This is the story of the brave Americans that went up against Germany’s newest weapon, the U-boat.

Learn more on December 12, 2018, When Tane Renata Casserley, Research Coordinator, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA, tells us more about U-Boat victims in the Mid-Atlantic region, and what is being done to protect this part of our cultural heritage.

FREE and open to the public   

We welcome you to contact us!  The Norfolk Historical Society maintains space at Historic Fort Norfolk (c. 1810).  We are also available via mail, e-mail, and social media.

 

Location:
Fort Norfolk
810 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23508

Address:

Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367

Phone:
(757) 754-2004

Email:
info@norfolkhistorical.org

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