"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Sunday, April 03, 2005
Determined enemy: The U-47 Scapa Flow Raid
Sometimes we assume that our protective measures are adequate, when, in fact they just haven't been tested by a determined foe. Such was the case of the the German U-boat U-47, which snuck its way through the defenses of the British Home Fleet at Scapa Flow and sank the Royal Oak. It's a cautionary tale and an exciting sea story, too. Start with the introduction and then click on "Scapa Flow" on the left menu.
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