• History for Lunch: Enemy in Home Waters: How World War I Came Home to North Carolina

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    Name: History for Lunch: Enemy in Home Waters: How World War I Came Home to North Carolina
    Date: March 6, 2019
    Time: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    Tane Casserley, Research Coordinator, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, will present the effect of World War I on North Carolina. 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, and NOAA's work to honor and document these national significant shipwrecks off North Carolina's coast.
    Location:
    Museum of the Albemarle 501 South Water Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, March 6 12:15-1pm
    Contact Information:
    (252)335-1453
    Fees/Admission:
    Free Admission
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